Dr. Herman J. Felton, Jr.

Herman J. Felton, Jr., is the 21st president of Wilberforce University. Felton’s commitment to HBCUs has spanned his professional career. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from UNCF-member institution Edward Waters College. He earned his J.D. from the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida and served in the United States Marine Corps for eight years. Most recently, Felton provided oversight of all day-to-day operations for UNCF-member institution Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC, in his role as senior vice president, chief operating officer and vice president of institutional advancement.

Prior to Livingstone, Felton was the director of development at Murray State University in Kentucky. He is co-founder of the Higher Education Leadership Foundation (HELF), an organization that ensures that the nation’s HBCUs identify and cultivate a pipeline of highly skilled and principled leaders.