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Date 02 May 1996 22:28:52


96148                      College News 
                         by Julian Shipp 
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.--Stillman College president Cordell Wynn has been chosen 
to serve as moderator of an eight-member task force that is charged with 
providing more information about African-American history and resources to 
developers of the Presbyterian Church's educational materials. Wynn, who 
has been president of Stillman since 1982, was appointed by Marj Carpenter, 
moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The task force, which was 
authorized by the 1995 General Assembly, is scheduled to report to the 
209th General Assembly in 1997. 
ST. PAUL, Minn.--The Macalester College community packed Weyerhauser Chapel 
recently to receive college president-elect Michael S. McPherson. The 
48-year-old McPherson is currently dean of the faculty at Williams College 
in Williamstown, Mass., and is a nationally known economist, writer and 
authority on the economics of higher education. He was appointed by the 
Macalester board of trustees after a lengthy national search. McPherson 
will become Macalester's 15th president Aug. 1. He succeeds Robert J. Gavin 
Jr., who announced last year that he would step down after 12 years as 
EASTON, Pa.--Bill Cosby, world-renowned actor and entertainer who has used 
comedy as an educational tool to teach tolerance, family values and love of 
learning, will speak May 19 at Lafayette College's 161st commencement 
exercises. Cosby will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane 
Letters. Graduation exercises, to be held outdoors on the Skillman Library 
Plaza, will begin at 2:15 p.m.  with an academic procession. In case of 
rain, ceremonies will be held in the Allan P. Kirby Field House.  The event 
is open to the public and tickets are not required. 
CONCORD, N.C.--Dr. Sammie W. Potts has been appointed the 14th president of 
the 129-year-old Barber-Scotia College, effective July 1. From 1979 to 
1988, Potts served Barber-Scotia College in the roles of vice president for 
student affairs, vice president for development and director of the 
Institutional Self-Study. His professional career also includes 
administrative experience in secondary public education. Potts, a native of 
the Carolinas, is a graduate of Benedict College and completed graduate 
degree programs (master's and doctorate) at the University of Massachusetts 
in Amherst. 

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