Dr. O. Jerome Green
Dr. O. Jerome Green is an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and a licensed attorney with over 40 years of professional experience. He is currently employed as President of Shorter College in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also pastor of Connor Chapel AME Churches in Little Rock.
As President at Shorter College since 2012, Dr. Green has led Shorter College to receive full re-accreditation by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and re-certification by the State of Arkansas Board of Higher Education. Enrollment at Shorter College has increased from 2 students in 2012 to its current enrollment of over 600 students. In 2015, Dr. Green was named among Arkansas Life Magazine’s list of Arkansans of the Year for innovation in education. Under his leadership Shorter College has beautified its campus, brought back intercollegiate sports and begun construction on the first of three dormitories to house non-commuter students.
A native of Pell City, Alabama, Dr. Green received his B.A. degree from Miles College in Birmingham, AL, his M.A. degree from The Ohio State University, and his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He attended Jackson Theological Seminary in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and has done further study at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.
Dr. Green is a former member of the Arkansas Ethics Commission and the Arkansas Martin Luther King Commission. He is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Quapaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America and is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce.
He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternities. He is married to Linda Haynie Green, M.D., a retired internal medicine physician, and is the father of three (3) children.