Moore resigns from Philander Smith College presidency

Dr. Johnny Moore has resigned as president of Philander Smith College in Little Rock to pursue other personal and professional opportunities, according to a Feb. 20 news release from the college. 
He had served as president of the United Methodist-related historically African American college since July of 2012, and was formally invested on May 3, 2013.
“While he is no longer president of Philander, Dr. Johnny Moore remains a valued alumnus and much-honored former athlete, with strong ties to our college,” said Artee Williams, chair of the college’s board of trustees.
The board of trustees will soon initiate a nationwide search for a 14th president for Philander Smith College. In the meantime, Dr. Lloyd E. Hervey, assistant professor of education at the college, will serve as interim president, working with faculty, students, alumni and donors to continue Philander’s mission to graduate academically accomplished students who are grounded as advocates for social justice, determined to intentionally change the world for the better.
Founded in 1877, Philander Smith College is known nationally for its social justice initiative. It has an enrollment of more than 500 students working toward four degrees: bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of business administration and bachelor of social work.