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JCSU Sends Condolences to the St. Augustine’s University Family for the Loss of Its President

Dr. Irving P. McPhail

On behalf of the Johnson C. Smith University family, Mrs. Armbrister and I extend our deepest condolences to the St. Augustine's University family for the loss of Dr. Irving P. McPhail, your 12th president. In the short time I worked with Dr. McPhail on the CIAA Board of Directors and as a fellow UNCF institutional member, he made a lasting impression as a passionate advocate for St. Augustine's and as a visionary leader of integrity, intellect and compassion. Dr. McPhail was known for his commitment to providing minority students access to higher education. His voice will be missed as a leading proponent for minority students entering STEM fields. I am truly saddened by his loss. 

We will continue to lift Dr. McPhail's family and friends as well as the faculty, staff, students and alumni of St. Augustine's University in prayer during this very difficult time. May God grant you strength, and may you be comforted by fond memories of a great man. 

- President Clarence D. Armbrister, J.D.

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