Many would say the most iconic image of Morris Brown College is the facade of Fountain Hall.
The red brick building is three stories tall and has a graceful clock tower rising up from its center.
Fountain Hall is 137 years old, and it’s a National Historic Landmark.
It’s also in disrepair and unoccupied.
That mirrors the fate of Morris Brown itself, which lost its accreditation in 2002 and now enrolls just a few dozen students.
But the college just got a $500,000 grant to restore Fountain Hall. And it has a new interim president, Dr. Kevin James.
“Morning Edition” host Lisa Rayam went to the campus of Morris Brown to talk with him about his first six months on the job.