Appointments

University Librarian Honored by the Tuskegee Airmen

University Librarian Honored by the Tuskegee Airmen

Ruth M. Jackson, University Librarian Emerita at the University of California, Riverside, received the 2014 Presidential Recognition Award from Tuskegee Airmen Inc. In 2005, Jackson established the Tuskegee Airman Archive at the university.

Gary Clark to Direct New Center for Law and Public Interest at Dillard University

Gary Clark to Direct New Center for Law and Public Interest at Dillard University

Gary Clark, an associate professor and chair of the department of political science at Dillard, has been named the inaugural director of the new center that will will focus on pre-law training for students interested in the legal profession.

Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles

Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles

Those with new teaching posts are Denise W. Streeter at Pennsylvania State University, Dereck Barr at the University of Wisconsin, Delaney Bennett at Clemson University, and Clarence G. Newsome at the University of Cincinnati.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

The new appointees are Cinda Scott at the Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies, Clyde Doughty Jr. at Bowie State University, and Mandara Savage at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Artist Uses Her Head to Win Top Prize in Art Competition

Artist Uses Her Head to Win Top Prize in Art Competition

Sonya Clark, chair of the department of craft and material studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, enlisted 12 hairstylists to craft her head into a work of art for the judges’ consideration.

W. Terrell Jones Receives Posthumous Award

W. Terrell Jones Receives Posthumous Award

Dr. Jones, who served as vice provost for educational equity at Pennsylvania State University, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Nigerian Poet Wins the Inaugural Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry

Nigerian Poet Wins the Inaugural Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry

The pan-African poetry prize honors books of African poetry written in English or translated into English. The inaugural winner of the prize is Nigerian amu nnadi.

Lane College Promotes Two Administrators

Lane College Promotes Two Administrators

At the historically Black college in Jackson, Tennessee, Darlette Carver Samuels was promoted to chief of staff for the president of the college and Sherrill Berry Scott was named vice president for administration.

Two African Americans in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

Two African Americans in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

Pamela D. White was promoted to executive director of equity and access in human resources at Virginia Tech. B. Dexter Sharp II is the new assistant director of the Pirate Tutoring Center at East Carolina University.

The First African American Endowed Professor in the LSU School of Education

The First African American Endowed Professor in the LSU School of Education

Roland Mitchell was named the Jo Ellen Levy Yates Endowed Professor at Louisiana State University. He was also named interim associate dean of engagement research and graduate studies in the College of Human Sciences and Education.

The New Chaplain at Dillard University in New Orleans

The New Chaplain at Dillard University in New Orleans

Earnest Salsberry has served in the post on an interim basis for several months. Rev. Salsberry is a 2006 graduate of Dillard University and holds a master of divinity degree from the Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta.

The First African American to Win a Major Award in Aviation Education

The First African American to Win a Major Award in Aviation Education

I. Richmond Nettey is the associate dean of the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability, and Technology at Kent State University in Ohio. He is being honored by the University Aviaton Association.

Neal Lester to Be Honored by the Modern Language Association

Neal Lester to Be Honored by the Modern Language Association

Neal A. Lester is the Foundation Professor of English and the founding director of Project Humanities at Arizona State University. He is being honored for his exceptional service to the profession of English.

The Higher Education of a Rising Star in the Legal World

The Higher Education of a Rising Star in the Legal World

Leondra R. Kruger was appointed to the California Supreme Court. At 38 years old, she will be one of the youngest people to serve on the state’s highest court. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School.

UCLA Honors Jackie Robinson

UCLA Honors Jackie Robinson

The University of California, Los Angeles is retiring Jackie Robinson’s #42 for all men’s and women’s sports. It also renamed its sports and recreation complex in Robinson’s honor.

The New CEO of Howard University Hospital

The New CEO of Howard University Hospital

Sandra Austin was appointed chief executive officer at the Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She has been serving as managing director of Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group.

Bennett College Professor Heads to Washington

Bennett College Professor Heads to Washington

Alma Adams, a grandmother who has served as a professor of art at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, for the past 40 years, was a landslide winner for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congressman Ronald Dellums Is Teaching at Howard University

Congressman Ronald Dellums Is Teaching at Howard University

Ronald V. Dellums, who served for 13 terms in the U.S House of Representatives and as mayor of the city of Oakland, California, was named as the Cosby Scholar at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

North Carolina Central University Executive to Chair National Board

North Carolina Central University Executive to Chair National Board

Walter Davenport, interim vice chancellor for administration and finance at North Carolina Central University in Durham, was elected chair of the board of directors of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

A New Dean at Alcorn State University in Mississippi

A New Dean at Alcorn State University in Mississippi

Ivory W. Lyles is the new dean of the School of Agriculture, Research, Extension, and Applied Sciences. He was associate vice president for agriculture and director of extension at the University of Arkansas.

Three Books Nominated for African Poetry Prize

Three Books Nominated for African Poetry Prize

The African Poetry Book Fund, in conjunction with Prairie Schooner, the literary journal published by the University of Nebraska, has announced three finalists for the inaugural Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry.

Lenard Moore Wins the 2014 North Carolina Award in Literature

Lenard Moore Wins the 2014 North Carolina Award in Literature

Lenard Moore has been on the faculty at the University of Mount Olive since 2005. In 2008, Moore became the first Southerner and the first African American to be elected as president of the Haiku Society of America.

Honors for Four Black Scholars

Honors for Four Black Scholars

The honorees at Tanisha C. Ford of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Alfreda Brown of Kent State University in Ohio, William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University in Virginia, and Dionne Cross Francis of Indiana University.

Three African American Taking on New Administrative Duties

Three African American Taking on New Administrative Duties

Breona M. Hayes at Saint Augustine’s University and Dorianne Johnson at Alcorn State University have new positions. Michael D. Williams of Clark Atlanta University was elected to the board of the American Vacuum Society.

Mary Frances Berry Honored by the American Society of Legal History

Mary Frances Berry Honored by the American Society of Legal History

Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Jean D'Arc Campbell Named to Dean Position at Bellevue College in Washington State

Jean D’Arc Campbell Named to Dean Position at Bellevue College in Washington State

Campbell was named dean of international education and global initiatives at Bellevue. For the past nine years, he has been the director of international education initiatives for the district campuses of Portland Community College.

Marquis Hill Wins the Thelonius Monk Jazz Competition

Marquis Hill Wins the Thelonius Monk Jazz Competition

Marquis Hill is a teaching associate in the jazz program at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and holds a master’s degree in jazz pedagogy from DePaul University in Chicago.

Two African American Educators Honored by Indiana University

Two African American Educators Honored by Indiana University

Stanley Warren, a retired professor of education at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and Shaun R. Harper of the University of Pennsylvania, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Education at Indiana University.

Five New Black Scholars on the Faculty of Cornell University

Five New Black Scholars on the Faculty of Cornell University

New Black scholars on the Cornell University faculty are Naminata Diabate in comparative literature, Anna R. Haskins in sociology, Jamie L. Perry in human resource management, Russell Rickford in history, and C. Riley Snorton in Africana studies.

Three New Assistant Professors at Iowa State University

Three New Assistant Professors at Iowa State University

The College of Human Science at Iowa State University has announced the appointment of three African Americans to assistant professorships. They are Brian Burt, Christa Jackson, and Daniel Spikes.

Two African Americans in New Faculty Posts

Two African Americans in New Faculty Posts

Andre L. Lewis was appointed assistant professor of social work at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and Cassi Pittman is a new assistant professor of sociology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Melanie Murry Honored by the National Bar Association

Melanie Murry Honored by the National Bar Association

Melanie Murry, University Counsel at the University of Memphis in Tennessee, received the 2014 A.A. Latting Award for Outstanding Community Services.

Four African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Four African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Gayle Colston Barge at Bellevue College, Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela at the University of Illinois, Jason Cable at Alcorn State University, and John H. Hall at Clark Atlanta University.

Two New Deans at Historically Black Universities

Two New Deans at Historically Black Universities

Emmanuel Lalande was appointed dean of student success at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis and Marc J. Williams was appointed dean of students and associate vice chancellor in the Division of Student Affairs at North Carolina A&T State University.

Albany State University Honors Its Former President

Albany State University Honors Its Former President

Albany State University in Georgia has announced that it is renaming an academic building on campus to honor the institution’s sixth president Billy C. Black.

Lance Collins Reappointed Dean of Engineering at Cornell University

Lance Collins Reappointed Dean of Engineering at Cornell University

Before becoming dean in 2010, Dr. Collins served as the S. C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Cornell. He joined the faculty at Cornell in 2002.