The National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) expresses our condolences to the family of Dr. Hoyt King, a retired political science professor at Tennessee State University (TSU).  He passed away on December 15, 2019.   Originally from East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. King earned his undergraduate degree from Southern University.  He received graduate degrees in political science from Clark Atlanta University and West Virginia University.  He also served as President at the Historically Black College and Universities of West Virginia State University-Institute.

Dr. King taught political science for three decades in TSU’s Department of History, Political Science, and Geography and served as President of TSU’s Federal Credit Union.  He spent considerable time building international programs in South America, Cameroon, South Africa, and Central Europe.  In lieu of flowers, his family is requesting that donations be made in his name to Doctors Without Borders,