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Meet Dr. Miles K. Davis: The First Ever Black President Of Oregon’s Linfield College

The Board of Trustees at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon has chosen the first black person ever to assume the role of president at its institution.

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An institution of higher education in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. has made a landmark decision, which has helped the school embody greatness during this year’s celebration of Black History Month.

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education recently reported that Oregon’s Linfield College, based in the city of McMinnville, has chosen Dr. Miles K. Davis (pictured) to be its next president. Dr. Davis is the first black educator in the college’s history to ever be chosen to assume the role of president.

In Linfield’s 160-year history, there has never been a black president. The school’s Board of Trustees made the official announcement of their decision to appoint Dr. Davis earlier this month. Linfield’s black student population is very small. Only two percent of the 1,600 undergraduate students enrolled there are African-American.