Dr. Tracy Cook will become the third Alcorn State University president and the second on an interim basis since April when Felicia Nave, the HBCU's first woman leader, was fired.

Leaders at Black colleges explain the potential benefits and definite negatives of the ruling.

Positions of leadership on historically Black college campuses have typically skewed older for many decades. But a closer look at the changing face of HBCU leadership reveals a decided reversal in that trend.