Emory taps former Morehouse president as senior adviser

Robert M. Franklin, the former president of Morehouse College, was appointed Tuesday as a senior adviser to Emory University president Claire E. Sterk.

“This new opportunity of service at Emory continues a conversation and outreach that President Sterk and I started during her prior position as provost,” Franklin said on the university’s website. “It gives us a chance to address that unfinished agenda to embrace key and new constituencies that will help Emory fulfill its promise and build true diversity across its colleges and schools.”

Franklin left Morehouse at the end of the 2011-12 school year and became involved with Emory shortly thereafter, as a senior adviser on community and diversity to the provost and a professor on moral leadership.

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