Message from the President


The legacy that was built and left by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright almost 121 years ago, is still being cultivated and realized.  Voorhees College has a proud, stellar history of changing the minds and lives of so many who have entered its hallowed grounds.  

As the 9th President of this exceptional historically black institution, it is my belief and expectation that Voorhees College will be nationally recognized as a premier, comprehensive liberal arts institution focused on student success, excellence and integrity.  I will work hard to ensure that a greater emphasis is placed on high performing learners, highly-accomplished faculty and staff, an involved community, and a supportive and dedicated alumni base.   

Voorhees is a special place with a proud past and a promising future.  I am excited about the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead.  Without a doubt, I look forward to working with the entire Voorhees College family to move this institution onward and upward to loftier heights.  Our mission is still student-focused as we aim to provide a holistic education that will prepare each student intellectually, culturally, socially, morally, and spiritually to be global leaders and contributors to an ever-changing, multifarious, and diverse society.  

Please join me on this quest to make a difference on this campus, in the community, state, nation, and world.  Together we can do it!  …..Changing minds and changing lives one person at a time!

W. Franklin Evans, Ph.D.