Converse College announces 10th president

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – The Converse College Board of Trustees announced that Krista Newkirk J.D. will be the College’s tenth president.

The announcement was made Tuesday, April 19 at 12:30 pm in the Daniel Recital Hall.

Newkirk is currently the chief of staff for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She will begin at Converse College at July 1.

The presidential search began in October 2015 after Betsy Fleming announced that the 2015-2016 academic year would be her eleventh and final year as president of the Converse College.

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