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Dr. Thomas W. Cole, Jr., ALUMNUS
Dr. Thomas W. Cole, Jr., a 1961 graduate of Wiley College, currently serves as interim Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In 1989, Dr. Cole served as the first president of Clark Atlanta University following the consolidation of Atlanta University and Clark College in 1988. Previously, he had been Chancellor of West Virginia Board of Regents and President of West Virginia State College. A native of Texas, Dr. Cole graduated with honors from Wiley College and earned a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the University of Chicago. He has received honorary doctorates from West Virginia State College, the University of Charleston, Allegheny College and Wiley College.
Athletics: Men's and women's basketball, track and field, cross country, men's baseball, men's and women's soccer, cheerleading, and women's volleyball.