Kentucky State University Board of Regents Tap Clara Ross Stamps to Serve as Acting President


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Kentucky State University Board of Regents today confirmed the resignation of Dr. M. Christopher Brown II effective immediately. In 2017, Brown was named the 18th president of Kentucky State, after serving in leadership roles at leading HBCUs in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Brown’s resignation was accepted today at a special called Board meeting. The Board named Clara Ross Stamps, Kentucky State’s senior vice president for Brand Identity and University Relations, as acting president.

“The Board accepts Dr. Brown’s resignation and supports the current administration as they ready to engage with students, parents and campus stakeholders for the fall semester,” said Dr. Elaine Farris, chairperson of the Board. “We anticipate a cordial, collaborative and seamless transition and wish Dr. Brown well as he follows his interest in other professional endeavors.”