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Morris Brown College: A Look At Interim President’s First 6 Months On The Job

Morris Brown’s interim president, Dr. Kevin James, talked with "Morning Edition" host Lisa Rayam about his first six months on the job and future goals for the college.
Morris Brown’s interim president, Dr. Kevin James, talked with "Morning Edition" host Lisa Rayam about his first six months on the job and future goals for the college.
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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.