Wilberforce University Appoints Dr. Algeania Warren Freeman As Their 20th President




Dr. Algeania Warren Freeman has been appointed as the 20th president of Wilberforce University. Dr. Warren-Freeman brings over 40 years of experience in higher education. During Her tenure in higher education she has raised more than 40 million for schools in external grants and funding, she has also developed new programs and partnerships with corporations and foundations. Dr.Warren -Freeman has served as the first female president of Livingstone College, where she helped the college reach new heights when they were about to loose their accreditation back in 2001. She has also worked at Norfolk State University as a professor.

A highly educated woman, Freeman has a doctorate in philosophy and speech and hearing science from Ohio State University, a master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Southern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree from Fayetteville State University. “I’m very excited to join the Wilberforce community, and continue this University’s history of academic excellence,” states Dr. Freeman president of Wilberforce University. “An exciting future awaits Wilberforce. Through this experience I have seen the dedication of all those involved in this process, and the passion that each and every person has for the university. Together, through our devotion, we will support this great university’s mission while upholding its legacy.” Chairman of Wilberforce’s Board of Trustees Mark Wilson says “Dr. Freeman’s experience in institutional advancement and operations, as well as her success in academics and student support, made her the perfect candidate for President of our renowned University, Her dedication to the HBCU community is unwavering, and we believe she will be the force for change our institution needs as we advance into a new day.”

Wilberforce University, founded in 1856 is the country’s oldest private historically black college and university located in Wilberforce, Ohio.  Affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, it was the first college to be owned and operated by African Americans. If you would like to make a donation to Wilberforce University click Here