Three Black Candidates Are Among the Four Finalists for Chancellor’s Position at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Blacks make up 10 percent of the student body at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha. But three of the four finalists for the chancellor position are African Americans. Following are brief biographies of the candidates:

Maurice C. Taylor is dean of the school of graduate studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Dr. Taylor holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Bowling Green State University and a law degree from Duke University.

T.J. Bryan is a professor of English and former chancellor of Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. She was formerly vice chancellor for academic and student affairs for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. She holds a doctorate from the University of Maryland.

Gloria J. Gibson is dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Previously she served for 22 years as an administrator at Indiana University. She holds a Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University.

The fourth, and only nonblack, candidate for the position is Robert D. Felner, dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville.