Dr. Page named Stillman College President

Published 7:02 am Tuesday, June 13, 2023

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Dr. Yolanda W. Page was named Stillman College President last week.

The Stillman College Board of Trustees approved the selection of Page, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Savannah State University

“I’m excited about the opportunity to lead Stillman College, and I thank the board of trustees for its confidence in me to lead this storied institution,” said Page, who starts at Stillman College on July 1.

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“I knew Stillman would be the right place to make the type of impact I’ve strived to make in my career and, ultimately, I’d like to continue to make as a president. That impact is grounded in student, faculty, and staff success and providing each of those groups with the tools and the access to resources that will allow them to grow and achieve what they feel are their missions in life.”

Donald W. Comer, chair of the Stillman College Board of Trustees, said Page’s resume stood out. Page holds bachelor’s degrees in English and business management from Dillard and both a master’s degree and doctor of philosophy in American and African American literature at LSU.

“Dr. Page has rich experience, having served at multiple institutions demonstrating exceptional leadership, innovative academic programing, robust fundraising, and solid financial acumen,” Page said. “We are confident that she can not only sustain but accelerate the momentum that Stillman has experienced in recent years.”

Stillman College has a strong alumni base in Dallas County: Keith High School Principal Tommy Tisdale Jr., his wife, LaTonia, Tisdale, Dallas County Schools System teacher  Zella Ford,  former Stillman College track coach Jake Irby, Salem Elementary School teacher Gladys Davis,  last year’s graduates from Selma  Tyriq Fells, Dorian McWilliams and Anthony Kemp of Selma and Shelby Boswell of Valley Grande and Selma Times-Journal Managing Editor James Jones.