WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) -- The Rev. Floyd Flake, a New York City pastor and former congressman, has been named interim president of Wilberforce University, affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Flake, a Wilberforce graduate, will keep his pastorate and serve for a year while the school searches for a permanent president.
Wilberforce, dating from 1856, is the oldest college founded by American blacks. It is named in honor of William Wilberforce (1759-1833), the devout evangelical who led the abolitionist cause in the British Parliament.
Wilberforce University: http://www.wilberforce.edu
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