One-hundred and sixty years after it was founded, Dr. Robert Head became the first African American to become President of Rockford University in 2008.
Earlier last year, Dr. Head, one of Soul News Network’s 25 Black Leaders to Watch award winners, announced plans to retire on June 30, 2016. Those plans have been further solidified with the appointment of Eric Fulcomer, Ph.D., who has been chosen as Dr. Head’s successor.
Fulcomer, 44, is already a familiar face around Rockford University. He’s been serving as its vice president of enrollment management for the past few years.
Dr. Head is pleased with having Fulcomer as his successor, telling Rockford Register Star, “With his great background in higher education, enrollment, student affairs, his political acumen, I feel really good passing the mantle of responsibility to Dr. Fulcomer. He’s a great individual, and I know Rockford University will be in great hands with his leadership.”
Congratulations are in order for both Dr. Head and Dr. Fulcomer.
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