Trustees at Wofford College have voted to approve the school’s 11th president.
The board at the private college in Spartanburg voted to name Nayef Samhat on Tuesday.
The Detroit native was a political science and international studies professor at Kenyon College in Ohio for the past four years.
Samhat will be replacing Benjamin Dunlap, who is stepping down this summer. Dunlap has been Wofford’s president for 13 years. He will take a yearlong leave, and then return as a humanities professor.
“In my mind, what made Wofford special is the ability to marry outstanding education in the classroom and out,” Samhat told the school in a interview on its website.
Samhat also says he is excited to be Wofford’s new president because the college has a great reputation of creating leaders.