Appointments

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Black Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Black Scholars

Taking on new roles are Sanyu Mojola at Princeton University in New Jersey, Hillary A. Potter at the University of Colorado, Echol Nix Jr. at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Tiffany A. Flowers at Georgia State University Perimeter College, and Kimya Dennis at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The First Black Woman Inducted Into the National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame

The First Black Woman Inducted Into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame

Rene Revis Shingles, a professor in the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences at Central Michigan University, was elected into the Hall of Fame of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. She is the first African American woman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are Greg Hunley at Mississsippi University for Women, Janet Wormack at Houston Community College in Texas, Tommye Sutton at the University of Virginia, Sheriah Dixon at Syracuse University and Crystal L. Wheeler at Howard University.

University of Missouri Names Building After a Black Woman It Had Rejected for Admission in 1939

University of Missouri Names Building After a Black Woman It Had Rejected for Admission in 1939

In 1939, Lucile Bluford, who had worked as a journalist for several newspapers, applied for admission to the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She was accepted for admission but later was turned away when university officials saw the color of her skin.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Newly appointed to dean posts are Terrence Blackman at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, Elaine M. O’Neal at North Carolina Central University, Marshall F. Stevenson Jr. at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Larry Gladney at Yale University.

Two African American Faculty Members to Serve as Chief Diversity Officers

Two African American Faculty Members to Serve as Chief Diversity Officers

Ronnie A. Dunn, an associate professor of urban affairs at Cleveland State University, and Keith A. Alford, an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Syracuse University in New York, will both be serving as their university’s chief diversity officers.

M. Shawn Copeland Honored for a Lifetime of Distinguished Theological Achievement

M. Shawn Copeland Honored for a Lifetime of Distinguished Theological Achievement

M. Shawn Copeland, professor of theology at Boston College, received the John Courtney Murray Award from the Catholic Theological Society of America. She is the first African American to receive the award.

Ten African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Scholarship at Vanderbilt University Honors Rev. James Lawson

New Scholarship at Vanderbilt University Honors Rev. James Lawson

Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. was a leading figure in the civil rights movement and an associate of Martin Luther King Jr. The new scholarships will be given to students from underrepresented groups who have shown a commitment to civil rights and social justice.

The First African American Poet Laureate of the State of North Carolina

The First African American Poet Laureate of the State of North Carolina

Jaki Shelton Green, an instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, was named the ninth poet laureate of the state of North Carolina. She is the third woman and the first African American to hold the position.

Esther Jones Will Be the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty at Clark University

Esther Jones Will Be the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty at Clark University

Dr. Jones joined the faculty at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 2009 and held the E. Franklin Frazier Chair of African American Literature. She was also the inaugural director of the Africana studies program at the university.

Two African American Men Named Athletic Director at Major Universities

Two African American Men Named Athletic Director at Major Universities

Terrance J. Turney was appointed director of athletics at Fresno State University in California and Damon Evans was named director of athletics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Seven Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Seven Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Amy Freeman at Penn State, Juana Mendenhall at Morehouse College, Cynthia Blair at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Lawrence Bobo at Harvard University, Princess U II Imoukhuede at Washington University, Dwana Waugh at Sweet Briar College, and Diane Edison at Hollins University.

Johns Hopkins University Scholar Wins the $50,000 Hiett Prize in the Humanities

Johns Hopkins University Scholar Wins the $50,000 Hiett Prize in the Humanities

Chris Lebron, an associate professor of philosophy, is the winner of the award that recognizes “ascending” scholars whose are “devoted to the humanities and whose work shows extraordinary promise to have a significant impact on contemporary culture.”

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

A Trio of African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Trio of African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Anthony C. Nelson has been chosen as the next dean of the School of Business at North Carolina Central University. George H. Stroud was appointed dean of students at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and Lemuel W. Watson was named dean of the School of Education at Indiana University.

New Assignments for Six Black Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Six Black Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Alphonso Simpson Jr. of Western Illinois University, Enzley Mitchell IV at Bethel College, Crystal R. Sanders at Penn State, Fred M. Ssewamala at Washington University, Kibibi Voloria Mack Shelton at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and Vashaun Wrice at Virginia State.

Two African American Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors

Two African American Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors

Walter E. Massey, who served as president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, is the first living alumnus of the college to have an endowed chair named in his honor. Sheridan Quarless Kingsberry, associate professor at Delaware State University, was named the 2018 Delaware Social Worker of the Year.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Jesse Mason Named Provost at North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota

Jesse Mason Named Provost at North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota

Since 2015, Dr. Mason has served as dean of academic affairs at Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Earlier in his career, he was a professor of psychology at Clark Atlanta University and chair of social science at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

Four Black Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four Black Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Onye P. Ozuzu at the University of Florida, Nerita Hughes at North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota, Ryan Smith at Wallace State Community College in Alabama, and Leonar Campbell at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Assignments for Five Black Scholars at Major Universities

New Assignments for Five Black Scholars at Major Universities

Taking on new roles at Staci Perryman-Clark at Western Michigan University, Andre Carrington at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Leonard N. Moore at the University of Texas at Austin, Jerry Whitmore Jr. at Boston University, and Helane Davis of the University of Idaho.

Spelman College Promotes and Grants Tenure to Four Black Women Scholars

Spelman College Promotes and Grants Tenure to Four Black Women Scholars

The four Black women promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at Spelman College in Atlanta are Viveka Borum in mathematics, Rosalind Gregory-Bass in environmental and health sciences, and Andrea Lewis and Nicole Taylor in education.

New Administrative Roles at Universities for Six African Americans

New Administrative Roles at Universities for Six African Americans

The appointees are Jeffrey Jones at Cheyney University, Tasha Toy at Dixie State University, Ashley Robsinson at Jackson State University, Dexter I. Odom at Fort Valley State University, B. Sherrance Russell at Central State University, and Brent Swinton at Bowie State University.

Two African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Two African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Henry Talley, dean of the School of Nursing at Florida A&M University, and Laverne Lewis Gaskins, senior legal advisor at Augusta University in Georgia.

Four Black Male Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Four Black Male Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

The four Black men taking on new roles are Kemi Fuentes-George at Middlebury College in Vermont, Vokay Addoh at the University of Mississippi, Richard Benson at Spelman College in Atlanta, and Andre R. Denham at the University of Alabama.

Framingham State University to Honor Its First Black Graduate

Framingham State University to Honor Its First Black Graduate

Mary Miles Bibb graduated from the Massachusetts State Normal School in Lexington in 1843, The school later became Framingham State University. The university plans to name a residence hall in her honor.

Delaware State University Names Three Founding Deans for New Colleges

Delaware State University Names Three Founding Deans for New Colleges

Dyremple Marsh will be dean of the College of Agriculture, Science and Technology. Francine Edwards will be dean of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences and Marsha Horton will be dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.

New Duties for Two Black Male Scholars at Southern Flagship State Universities

New Duties for Two Black Male Scholars at Southern Flagship State Universities

Taking on new duties are Gregory B. Fairchild of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and George Dor, professor of music and the holder of the McDonnell-Barksdale Chair of Ethnomusicology at the University of Mississippi.

Beverly Daniel Tatum Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Beverly Daniel Tatum Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Beverly Daniel Tatum, who served as president of Spelman College in Atlanta from 2002 to 2015, has been selected to receive the Arthur A. Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity.

New Administrative Jobs for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Jobs for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Oberlin College to Name Its Main Library to Honor Mary Church Terrell

Oberlin College to Name Its Main Library to Honor Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell, was born in in 1863, the daughter of former slaves. She graduated from Oberlin College in 1884 and went on to become an educator, author, civil rights leader, and feminist activist.

Delaware State University Adds to Its Enrollment Management Team

Delaware State University Adds to Its Enrollment Management Team

The HBCU has announced the appointments of three individuals to its enrollment management team: Al Dorsett as director of financial aid, Toshia Williams as director of student accounts, and Kareem McLemore as executive director of admissions.

New Roles for a Quartet of African American Scholars

New Roles for a Quartet of African American Scholars

Taking on new roles or assignments are Clay Gloster Jr. at North Carolina A&T State University, Baron Kelly at the University of Louisville, Kalenda Eaton at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and Ronald Adrine at Cleveland State University in Ohio.

Notable Awards for Three African Americans

Notable Awards for Three African Americans

The honorees are Derron Wallace, an assistant professor at Brandeis University, Crystal A. George Mwangi, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, and Clyde Kennard, the first Black student to seek admission at the University of Southern Mississippi.