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Our Heritage

Rev. Luke Dorland

"I found the place! I found the place!"
Founder, Scotia Seminary/Barber-Scotia College

Barber-Scotia College was founded as Scotia Seminary in January, 1867, by Reverend Luke Dorland who was commissioned by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to establish in the South an institution for the training of Negro women. A survey of situations and of needs resulted in the selection of Concord, North Carolina, as the place for the location of the school. Organization included a program of elementary, secondary, and normal school work.

Since that time nineteen (19) Preidents over twenty-three (23) terms, including acting and interim, have led and molded this historic and great institution to what it is today.

Barber-Scotia College is still a place that can affect change!

Our Presidents

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Luke Dorland

1st President

1867 - 1885

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D.J. Satterfield

2nd President

1885 - 1908

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A.W. Verner

3rd President

1908 - 1922

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T.R. Lewis

4th President

1922 - 1929

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Myron J. Croker

5th President

1929 - 1932

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Leland S. Cozart

6th President

1932 - 1964

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Lionel H. Newsom

7th President

1964 - 1966, (i) 1989 - 1990

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Jerome L. Gresham

8th President

1966 - 1974

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Mable Parker McLean

9th President | 1st Woman

1974 - 1988

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Tyrone L. Burkette

10th President

1988 - 1989

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Lionel H. Newsom

11th President (interim)

1989 - 1990

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Gus T. Ridgel

12th President (interim)

1990 - 1990

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J. O. Nwagbaraocha

13th President

1990 - 1994

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Asa T. Spaulding Jr.

14th President

1994 - (March - Aug)

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Mable Parker McLean

15th President

1994 - 1996

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Sammie Potts

16th President

1996 - 2004

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Leon Howard

17th President (acting)

2004 -2004

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Gloria Bromell-Tinubu

18th President

2004 -2006

Mable Parker McLean

19th President (interim)

2006 - 2007

Carl Flamer

20th President

2007 - 2008

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David Olah

21st President

2008 - 2015

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Yvonne Tracey

22nd President (interim)

2015 - (May - Nov)

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David Olah

23rd President

2016 - (Sep - Present)