Rep. Price Mourns Loss of St. Augustine University President, Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail

October 16, 2020
Press Release

Raleigh, NC (October 16, 2020) – Congressman David Price (NC-04) released a statement on the sudden death of the 12th president of St. Augustine’s University, Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail:

“St. Augustine’s University and the greater Raleigh community lost a leader too soon. Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail began his tenure as St. Augustine’s University president this summer, and in a short time made a positive difference in the lives of students, educators, and the community. As a recognized expert in higher education and public administration, and a lifelong educator himself, he was well equipped to help fulfill the university’s mission of preparing students for leadership in our rapidly changing world. In his short time at the university, he led with purpose and used a science-based approach to assist students and faculty in navigating the challenges of beginning an academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I offer my sincere condolences to Dr. McPhail’s wife, children, and friends, as well as students, faculty, and alumni of the St. Augustine’s community.”