Office of the President

Leaders, Scholars & World Changers.

Fisk University Interim President

Meet Mr. Frank L. Sims  

In 2008, Frank L. Sims retired from Cargill, Inc. where he led major strategic business segments both in the United States and internationally. He retired as Corporate Vice President and a member of the Corporate Management Team. As President of Cargill’s North American Grain Business, Sims was responsible for the oversight and management of a $6 billion annual operation with 3,000 employees.
Sims currently serves as Chairman of the Board, Fisk University Board of Trustees; Chairman of the Board, Atlanta Pension Fund; and he serves on the Board of South Jersey Industries, Inc.
His previous board and related experience include service as Chairman of the Board, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank; Advisory Committee, U.S. Secretary of Transportation; Advisory Committee, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; and a fifteen-year member of the Chicago Board of Trade. From 2015-2017, Sims served as Interim President of Fisk University and he served as a member of the Fisk University Board of Trustees three years prior to this interim appointment.
He is a 1972 graduate of Paul Quinn College where he earned his B.A. in Business Administration, cum laude. The College honored him with an Honorary Doctorate in 2013. He and his wife, Robyn, have three children Bradford, Leigh-Kirstin, and Franklin.

Contact And Office Location:

Phone: 615-329-8555
Location: Erastus Milo Cravath Hall, 3rd Floor