by Jamal Eric Watson

Dr. David Holmes Swinton may have made history by becoming the longest serving president of Benedict College, but now, Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis is making some history of her own as the first woman to lead the historically Black college in Columbia, S.C., replacing Swinton who officially retired from his post last week after 23 years on the job.

This isn’t the first time that Artis has shattered a glass ceiling.

by Jamal Eric Watson

Following Dr. David Holmes Swinton’s retirement last week as president of 141-year-old Benedict College, he and his wife, Patricia, are taking a long, 45-day vacation.

And then he plans to return to the retirement home that he built eight years ago in Columbia, South Carolina, and to quickly turn his attention to his first love: researching, writing and speaking about public policy issues that impact African-Americans.