Aug. 21, 2018
Clarence D. Armbrister is a lawyer and investment banker by training and most of his work experience. Eight months in to his term as 14th president of Johnson C. Smith University, little wonder that the first of the four “Rs” outlining his goals at JCSU is “resources.”
It’s hard to implement dreams without cash in the bank.
Armbrister’s visit came just days after a major medical school had announced that it would drop its $55,000 annual tuition to zero. Well-endowed NYU can make that work; JCSU will not follow. But Armbrister called the move “a game-changer” for higher education, and he signaled an interest in finding new ways to finance the very tuition-dependent institution that anchors the west Charlotte landscape.
The first video below begins as City Council member Larken Egleston was announcing upcoming community meetings on city housing location policy. Armbrister’s presentation begins at minute, the Q&A that followed at minute. A second portion of the Q&A follows in a second video.
To start the video below, click on it.