ATLANTA (August, 2023) – After an extensive nationwide search, Morris Brown College (MBC) proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Toneyce Randolph as its new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Expressing his enthusiasm for this significant development, Dr. Kevin James, President of Morris Brown College, said, “As we navigate through a transformative phase known as THE HARD RESET, we are elated to welcome Dr. Randolph to our team. Her extensive leadership experience within historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), particularly in the realms of accreditation, student advancement, governance, financial stability, and academic affairs, makes her an exceptional addition. Particularly, in her prior role as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Clinton College located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Dr. Randolph led the accreditation reaffirmation by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) for the next decade – a remarkable achievement without any recommendations, findings, or suggestions. Dr. Randolph’s strategic insights will undoubtedly propel Morris Brown College’s academic department and programs to unprecedented heights in our storied legacy.”
In her new capacity, Dr. Randolph assumes the role of the most senior member of the President’s Executive Cabinet. Tasked with defining and executing strategies to advance the Morris Brown College strategic plan, research agenda, and academic objectives, Dr. Randolph’s office will play a pivotal role in scaling the college’s educational profile and mission. Overseeing the college’s instructional initiatives and assuming direct responsibility for faculty development, Dr. Randolph will champion MBC’s core priorities of academic excellence and student triumph. Her leadership will guide the institution’s commitment to excellence and innovation across its diverse programs, aligning seamlessly with the college’s overarching mission.
Dr. Randolph stands as a respected academic trailblazer and visionary in the field of education, recognized for her unwavering dedication to fostering excellence in both teaching and learning. Her career boasts a succession of accomplishments within academia. From her early roles as a registrar and admissions representative, she seamlessly transitioned into academic affairs, ultimately ascending to the position of Chief Academic Officer. Her compassionate and empowering approach to education has merited her admiration and accolades from both students and peers alike. Dr. Randolph’s accomplishments span a spectrum of honors, ranging from excellence in crisis management to the distinguished title of Faculty Member of the Year.
Throughout her leadership journey, Dr. Randolph has consistently championed interdisciplinary collaboration, advocating for a holistic approach to higher education that prioritizes critical thinking, creativity, and the practical application of knowledge. As a custodian of academic excellence, she is entrusted with the continuous evolution of the curriculum, ensuring its relevance, vigor, and alignment with emerging industry trends. Dr. Randolph will forge strong collaborations with MBC faculty members, fostering an inclusive, empowering, and intellectually stimulating environment that nurtures the comprehensive growth of students.
Beyond academia, Dr. Randolph remains deeply engaged in her community through her active membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Dr. Randolph’s academic journey includes a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from LeMoyne-Owen College, a master’s degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Memphis, and a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Leadership from Northcentral University. She is also a graduate of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) at Harvard University.
About Morris Brown College
Morris Brown College was founded by formerly enslaved religious leaders at Big Bethel AME Church in 1881, and it is the first college in Georgia to be owned and operated by African Americans. The iconic Fountain Hall and the current Morris Brown campus are where Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois wrote The Souls of Black Folk in 1903. Notable alumni include Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King, Jr., and James Alan McPherson, the first Black writer to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.