The brand new president of Guilford Faculty will probably be an asset to Greensboro, says the headmaster | schooling
GREENSBORO – The next president of Guilford College is a professor at Rutgers University in Newark ready to put his research into practice on how colleges can support the economic development of their local communities.
“I think we’re bringing a man to Greensboro who has this moment in Greensboro,” said Ed Winslow, chairman of the board of trustees at Guilford College. “He and Guilford will make a significant contribution to the future of the city and the county.”
Kyle Farmbry is due to take over the helm in January, the school principals announced on Wednesday. He will be the college’s first black president.
Farmbry is Professor of Public Administration at Rutgers University-Newark and was Dean of the Graduate School from 2015 to 2019. He has doctorates and masters in public administration, a JD in law, and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs.
Farmbry liked the history and values of Guilford College. The school was founded by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and Farmbry attended a Society of Friends middle school in his hometown of Philadelphia and later attended friends’ meetings in Washington DC and San Antonio.
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He said he sees a school at Guilford College today that actively pursues and promotes Quaker values such as deep reflection, civic responsibility and social justice.