Linda Strong-Leak Will Be the Next Provost at Berea College in Kentucky


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Linda Strong-Leak was appointed provost at Berea College in Kentucky. When she takes office on July 1, she will be the first African American to serve as the senior academic administrator at the college. Berea College enrolls just under 1,700 students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 15 percent of the student body. Dr. Strong-Leak joined the faculty at Berea College in 2002. She currently serves as vice president for diversity and inclusion, associate vice president for academic affairs, and professor of women’s and gen...