Former HWS president embraces new role as CEO of Sigma Pi Phi

Roughly six months after he resigned, the former president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges is embracing his new position as CEO and chairman of Sigma Pi Phi, the nation’s first black fraternity.

Since leaving his post at the Colleges, Greg Vincent said he has made revisions to his dissertation to preserve his doctoral degree after finding out that some of his citation work was flawed.

“The review of my literature chapter of my dissertation was incomplete. Corrections were made to their satisfaction,” Vincent said in an interview with the Finger Lakes Times. “The University of Pennsylvania made the right determination, and I am definitely at peace with the situation.”

Vincent’s legacy of espousing the role of diversity in education continues as he oversees an organization that awarded membership to men of consequence, including the likes of Drs. W.E.B. Du Bois and Martin Luther King Jr.

Henry M. Minton founded Sigma Pi Phi, which is often referred to as Boulé, in 1904 alongside fellow distinguished black colleagues. The goal of the organization was to establish professional engagement of fellowship and social action to serve their communities in a discreet manner.

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