Agenia Clark


Fisk University

Dr. Agenia Clark was announced as the 18th President for Fisk University in October 2023. She joins the University after years of experience in higher education, serving on the boards of the Tennessee Board of Regents, Simmons University and Belmont University, and is an emerita on the Advisory Board of the University of Tennessee’s Haslam School of Business.She was the former president and CEO of Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. Prior to joining Girl Scouts, Dr. Clark was vice president of human resources for the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, senior director of human resources at Vanderbilt University and worked in government relations, marketing, business ethics and human resources at Nortel Networks, a multi-national telecommunications corporation. Dr. Clark was recently honored as the 2021 “Nashvillian of the Year,” and is a member of Women Corporate Directors (“WCD”), were she is the co-chair of the Tennessee chapter. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), Nashville’s Agenda and is a member of the 2016 Class of Leadership Tennessee and 1996 Class of Leadership Nashville.Dr. Clark has been recognized in the Nashville Business Journal as one of “Nashville’s 100 Most Powerful People” in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2023. An inductee into the Academy for Women of Achievement, she is a “Nashville Post” Person-In-Charge (2014 – 2022). Dr. Clark has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administratio