Roslyn Clark Artis

Benedict College

Roslyn Clark Artis is president and CEO of Benedict College in South Carolina, where in 2017 she became the first female president of the institution. She previously served as president of Florida Memorial University. Earlier, she practiced law in a civil litigation practice and served as chair of the West Virginia Board of Law Examiners and president of the Mountain State Bar Association. In 2019, Artis was named in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of the Top 25 Leading Women in Higher Education. In the same year, the American Council on Education recognized Benedict with its Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation; Benedict is the only private college to receive this recognition. Artis is a member of the Executive Committee of the CIC Board of Directors. She earned a BA in political science from West Virginia State University, a JD from West Virginia University College of Law, and an EdD from Vanderbilt University.