Bennett College in Greensboro is one of the last remaining women's HBCUs in the country, with a rich history of civil rights activism.
The president of Salem Academy and College is stepping down.
Bennett College in Greensboro lost its appeal in an effort to save its accreditation in February.
Phyllis Worthy Dawkins is leaving her position as president of Bennett College.
The college's Board of Trustees made the announcement Friday.
Salem Academy and College has been deemed compliant in three of four requirements cited when an accreditation committee placed the school on probation a year ago.
As Bennett College in Greensboro moves forward in its fight to save its accreditation, some students are demanding accountability from school leaders.
Bennett College has filed a lawsuit against the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges after the loss of its appeal to save its accreditation. The school will remain accredited during legal proceedings.
The Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel erupted in cheers as President Phyllis Worthy Dawkins announced Monday that Bennett College had raised $8.2 million.
On the last day of fundraising to save its accreditation, Bennett College received a major gift from a neighboring school.