COLUMBIA, SC — Dr. Ernest McNealey is the interim president of Allen University, replacing Dr. Lady June Cole who served as president since 2013. Dr. McNealey was the president of Stillman College (Tuscaloosa, AL) for 16 years. He is the founder and principal of The McNealey Group, an Atlanta-based education consulting firm.
Located in Columbia, Allen University was created out of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church’s desire to educate newly-freed slaves. Allen University was founded in 1870 as a private, Christian, liberal arts, Historically Black College and University (HBCU).