BY TNJ STAFF
Roslyn Artis was appointed president of Benedict College, a four-year liberal arts HBCU in Columbia, South Carolina. Her appointment will begin on September 1 at which time she will be credited with being the first female president in the school’s 147-year history. Since 2014, Artis has served as president of Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens. She is the only woman to have served as president of Florida Memorial University in its 138-year history.
Earlier in her career, Artis was a lawyer until 2003 when she joined the staff at Mountain State University in Parkersburg, West Virginia, as senior academic officer for distance education. Shortly after, she served as provost for distance education, vice president for advancement, president of the Mountain State University Foundation and chief academic officer of the university.
A graduate of West Virginia State University and the West Virginia University School of Law, Artis holds an educational doctorate from Vanderbilt University.