The next president of Fisk University is expected to be H. James Williams, former dean of Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, according to an Associated Press report .
Williams and Lawrence Drake, the CEO of Hope 360°, were announced as the two finalists in November.
Fisk's current president Hazel O’Leary is set to retire on Dec. 31.
When contacted by The City Paper, O'Leary declined to confirm that Williams got the job and said she wanted to "do this the right way." She said the university would send out a press release about their hire by Monday.
The school is currently under its second “warning”  from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accrediting body regarding issues with a financial plan and other administrative matters