Clinton Junior College President Dr. Lester McCorn walks through the story of Historically Black Colleges & Universities and the civil rights movement in America. He talks about his personal experience with education at some of the most important HBCUs, through his work as a Pastor all over the country, an author, civil rights figure, and finally, President of Clinton Junior College. Dr. McCorn also talks about the hope he finds in the future among the students at Rock Hill’s only HBCU, Clinton Junior College.
President McCorn is an alumnus of Morehouse College, Yale Divinity School and Chicago Theological Seminary. He holds the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from United Theological Seminary, where he was a Gardner C. Taylor Fellow in social justice and prophetic leadership and Adjunct Professor/Doctoral Mentor. He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Ethical and Creative Leadership, with a specialization in Martin Luther King Jr. Studies and Social Change, and a certificate in Educational Leadership at Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was named one of “The 10 Most Dominant HBCU Presidents of 2019” by the HBCU Campaign Fund. Before being appointed President of the Clinton Junior College in 2017, Dr. McCorn was a pastor at Churches in Boston, Chicago, Atlanta and Baltimore.
Rev. Dr. Lester A. McCorn and his wife Mrs. Charlene M. McCorn are proud parents of William Elijah Benjamin, Maliaka Kenyetta, and John-Charles Wesley.