Claflin President Tisdale Announces Retirement

Serving Claflin since 1994, Dr. Tisdale will leave a legacy of visionary leadership.

After serving [UNCF-member institution] Claflin University as its eighth president for over two decades, Dr. Henry N. Tisdale on Tuesday is announcing his retirement effective June 30, 2019. His tenure at his alma mater is marked by visionary leadership and remarkable accomplishments for the historically black institution.

Dr. Henry N. Tisdale
Dr. Henry N. Tisdale

“I am honored to serve Claflin in this leadership role,” Tisdale said. “I am thankful for the Claflin community that embraced my hopes, dreams and vision for the University. I never felt alone in the process to move the University forward. This has been a rewarding journey and a mission to make a difference.”

Dr. Tisdale serves as Chair, UNCF Government Affairs Committee, and is a member of UNCF's ICB Advisory Committee​.