by Jason Lamb
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Celebrations continued this weekend for the newly inaugurated president of Fisk University.
H. James Williams has been on the job for 13 months, but waited until this weekend to hold the inauguration festivities.
He said that's because he was faced with several challenges when he first arrived, with the university's accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) at risk. The school was also in danger of shutting down because of various financial problems.
Since Williams arrived, the school's probationary status has been lifted, and he said this weekend, he finally had reason to celebrate.
"We purposely waited, now we're happy, we got the SACS deal behind us, everybody's excited and motivated to move forward," Williams said.
The Inauguration weekend activities end Sunday with a Fisk Family Worship Service at Fisk Memorial Chapel at 9:30.