Roslyn Clark Artis
President and CEO, Benedict College
Roslyn Clark Artis was appointed as the 14th president of Benedict College on June 30, 2017. Previously, she served as the president of Florida Memorial University. She was the first woman to hold both positions.
Under Artis’s leadership, Benedict College was awarded the 2019 American Council on Education Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation. The award recognizes institutions that have responded to higher education challenges in innovative and creative ways and achieved dramatic results in a short period of time. Benedict was also named 2019 HBCU of the Year by the HBCU Digest.
Intentional, professional, and committed to the proliferation and transformation of colleges and universities that serve underrepresented men and women of color, Artis’s leadership has been recognized locally and nationally. A prolific speaker, critical thinker and fierce advocate for educational access, Artis is frequently engaged as a mentor, lecturer, and catalyst for strategic transformation.
Artis earned a doctorate in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University, a J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, and a B.A. in political science from West Virginia State University, an HBCU. Artis also holds a Certificate of Fundraising Management from Indiana University and a Certificate of Mastery in Prior Learning Assessment from DePaul University.