Fisk names Bowles as board chair

The Fisk University Board of Trustees has elected Barbara Bowles (pictured), a Chicago-based investment manager, to replace Robert W. Norton as its chair.

The move comes as six board members have seen their terms expire, according to the university.

In addition to Norton, a former Pfizer executive, the exiting board members include the following: Dr. Joan Mobley, a retired pathologist; Howard Gentry, Davidson County Criminal Court clerk; Robert Mallett, a Georgetown University law professor; and Perian Strang, a nonprofit professional.

The university said that no new members were immediately added to the board as replacements.