Five African Americans With New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Raphael Moffett was named vice president for student affairs at Langston University in Oklahoma. He has been serving for the past three years as director of campus and community involvement at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He previously held administrative positions at Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Georgia State University. His new appointment is effective on August 29.

Dr. Moffett is a graduate of Washington State University. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Clark Atlanta University.

Barbara J. Johnson was appointed senior vice president for operations, academic support, technology, and planning at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been serving as professor and chair of the department of counseling, adult and higher education, at Northern Illinois University.

Dr. Johnson is a magna cum laude graduate of Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She earned an MBA at Ohio State University and a doctorate in education and human development from Vanderbilt University.

Naomi R. Thompson was appointed associate vice president of community, equity, and diversity at the University of Rhode Island. She was an attorney and associate director of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity at Northeastern University in Boston.

Thompson is a graduate of Colgate University and the Suffolk University School of Law.

Harriet Davis is the new associate vice chancellor for development at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. She was assistant vice president for corporate relations at Hampton University in Virginia.

Dr. Davis holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

Henry W. Taylor is the new vice president for institutional diversity and university relations at Clark Atlanta University. He was the chief development officer for the Level Playing Field Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California. Previously, he was the director of individual giving at the Kipp Foundation.

Taylor is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College, where he majored in government. He holds a master’s degree in leadership from St. Mary’s College.

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