Written by The Jackson Sun, June 12, 2014
The Lane College board of trustees has unanimously elected Dr. Logan C. Hampton as the 10th president of Lane College following a recommendation by an eight-member Presidential Search Committee, which was also a unanimous decision, according to a news release today.
“We are confident as a board that God has led
us to a decision that will be reflective not only of the hopes and promise, but will lead to positive results,” said Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III, chairman of the Lane College board of trustees.
Prior to his appointment as president of Lane College, Hampton was vice provost for student affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he led the student affairs division in improved services, programs and facilities, the release said. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Arkansas Tech University, master’s degree from Northwestern State University, and a doctor of education in higher education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Dr. Hampton is also pastor of the Bullock Temple CME Church, Little Rock.
In the news release, Hampton said, “I am humbled and pleased to join this administration, faculty, and staff to assist the students in their matriculation and for them to realize 'The Power of Potential.' A power and a potential that comes from Christ the Lord. It will be my honor to serve in this community, East Jackson, City of Jackson, Madison County, and the State of Tennessee educating those who have earned the right to be educated."
The board of trustees also heard from Interim President Glenn Vaulx Sr., who was commended for his stewardship from Dec. 14, 2013, the date of the funeral of the college's ninth President Dr. Wesley Cornelious McClure, through this present time.
Three West Tennessee residents were part of the presidential search committee. They were William Hamilton, owner of Tom Lawler’s Inc., Clarence Boone, retired educator and businessman, both of Jackson; and Cynthia Rawls Bond, president of Rawls Funeral Home in Brownsville. The search committee was chaired by Bishop William H. Graves, former chairman of the Lane College board of trustees.
Lane College was founded in 1882 by Bishop Isaac Lane.