Dr. Lester C. Newman was named President of Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas, on April 12, 2012. Since being named President of Jarvis Christian College, Dr. Newman has created an atmosphere for students to achieve academic excellence and success.

A proud graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., Dr. Newman received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science and his Master's Degree and Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from Atlanta University.

Currently, Dr. Newman also serves as the Executive Assistant to the President and Director of Administrative Management Programs at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. Prior to working with Wiley College, he served as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Vice President for Development at Lane College in Tennessee and served as a consultant for higher education.

He also served as President and Professor of Political Science at Mississippi Valley State University for nine years and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Political Science at Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina.

Dr. Newman is married to Gloria Newman and they are the proud parents of three and even more proud grandparents of seven.