The former president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Gregory Vincent, has a new job.
Vincent is CEO and chairman of the college fraternity Sigma Pi Phi.
Vincent’s unanimous election to lead the international fraternity came just months after an anonymous email was sent alleging that he plagiarized parts of his dissertation. Vincent denied the allegation but acknowledged that there were some citation problems, which officials at the University of Pennsylvania has since allowed him to correct.
In April, Vincent resigned as president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges “to avoid any further stress to the campus community,” and has since turned his attention to advancing educational opportunities for African-Americans through his work with the 5,000-member fraternity.
The fraternity, which boasts a $21 million endowment through its Foundation, has also taken public positions on a wide-range of issues, including encouraging political participation in the upcoming elections.
According to Diverse Education website, Vincent is barnstorming the country, raising money for the organization’s foundation, which currently gives out a million dollars in grants a year. In the process, he is also shoring up relationships with partner organizations like Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, the United States Tennis Association and the PGA.
Vincent, who oversees a small office headquartered in Atlanta and has plans to grow the endowment to $50 million over the next few years.