Seasons of the Journey: The Biography of Dr. James Frank
Dr. James Frank's journey is far from over. It is now in a season of continuation. Legacy is the impact one has had on people, organizations, or institutions that continues to benefit those entities in perpetuity. In the simplest terms, according to Webster's Dictionary, a legacy is "something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past." Whether the legacy is something material or intangible, it is passed on to subsequent generations for their benefit.
Through Seasons of the Journey, the author has well documented the legacies Dr. Frank transmitted to the world throughout his life - legacies which exemplify integrity, professionalism, educational excellence, hard work ethics, athletic endeavor, unselfishness, and family values. Dr. Frank held many prominent positions. His leadership skills and accomplishments were exemplary and indelible. He touched the lives of many. He was thoroughly recognized throughout his life for his impact. He had an impactful influence on many universities and organizations, two of which were Lincoln University and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) where significant edifices will now bear his name.
The executive leadership of both Lincoln University and the Southwestern Athletic Conference have chosen to further his legacy. Founders Hall on the Lincoln University campus was renamed Dr. James Frank Hall on April 21, 2023. The Southwestern Athletic Conference national headquarters building in Birmingham, Alabama, has been named in his honor. The official naming ceremony has been scheduled to take place on October 26, 2023. His name on these important and historical edifices cements his legacy and his significant impact on these two great entities.
- Publisher: Jamezell Partners Press
- Publish Date: Oct 25th, 2023
- Pages: 256
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.70in - 0.76lb
- EAN: 9798988132103
- Categories: • General• African American & Black• United States - General
About the Author
There are many who have played college basketball, who have served our nation in uniform, who have earned a doctorate, have become leaders within their chosen profession, and been model husbands and fathers. It is, however, extraordinarily rare to find someone who has achieved each of those accomplishments - and indeed many more - in a single lifetime. This story deserves our attention because of that rarity, because James Frank did all those things, and we should all know his story and learn from his example.Dr. Mark A. Emmert, NCAA President
Dr. Frank's impact and legacy with the NCAA and the Southwestern Athletic Conference are truly remarkable. He was a true pioneer in the field of collegiate athletics and his vision and legacy continue to positively impact countless student-athletes both past and present. The Southwestern Athletic Conference will forever be indebted to Dr. Frank and his contributions to the SWAC. We will continue to strive daily to embody the core principles of his amazing leadership. Dr. Charles McClelland, SWAC Commissioner