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Emory Professor New Morehouse President

May 3, 2007 by  
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ATLANTA ( — Morehouse College has selected Robert Franklin as the school’s tenth president.

Morehouse - New President

Franklin, a 1975 graduate of Morehouse, was selected on Saturday by the board of trustees. He also has a master of divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate from the University of Chicago.

Franklin is also a former president of the Interdenominational Theological Center, which like Morehouse is part of the Atlanta University Center. He has been director of black church studies at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and is Emory’s Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics.

He will succeed Walter E. Massey, a physicist and 1958 alumnus who became president of Morehouse in 1995.

Founded in 1867 and with an enrollment of about 28-hundred, Morehouse is a historically black, all-male college.

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