Bethune-Cookman University names Dr. Lawrence M. Drake II Interim President

Bethune-Cookman University names Dr. Lawrence M. Drake II Interim President

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 15, 2022) – The Board of Trustees of Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) has elected Dr. Lawrence (“Larry”) M. Drake II as Interim President effective immediately. The election of Dr. Drake follows the University’s announcement on June 8 that outgoing Interim President Hiram C. Powell decided to retire. 

Dr. Drake currently serves as Dean of B-CU’s College of Business & Entrepreneurship (CBE) and has been instrumental in designing and co-sponsoring the University’s strategic review process, “Re-Imagining B-CU: Now, Next and Beyond.” Dr. Drake will continue to serve as Dean of CBE. 

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