When David A. Thomas was 10 years old, his ambition was to attend Morehouse College.

On Sunday, the board of trustees of Atlanta-based Morehouse College named Thomas the 12th president of the prestigious historically-black institution.

David A. Thomas, 12th President of Morehouse College.

Thomas comes with a 30-year academic background working for Ivy League institutions. He currently is the H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, a position he’s held since January. Before that, he was the Dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business from 2011 to 2016. Previously, Thomas had served as a professor and administrator at Harvard University and as an assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Dale Jones, chairman of Morehouse’s presidential search committee, reached out to Thomas in April to see if he had any interest in the post that had become vacant with the departure of John S. Wilson Jr.  More….