‘Nothing short of remarkable’

Five years ago, Stillman College felt perilously close to failing. Suffering more than $40 million in the red, facing cutbacks in offerings, and a dwindling student body, confidence had plummeted in the private, historically Black college, founded by the Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, opened for its first classes in 1876. Then Cynthia Warrick came in and turned up the lights, her optimism, energy and creative engagements with academic, government and community resources bringing renewed life. Read more.