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  • Georj Lewis Is the New President of Clayton State University in Georgia

    Georj Lewis Is the New President of Clayton State University in Georgia

    Since 2019, Dr. Clayton has been president of Atlanta Metropolitan State College. Previously, he was vice president of student affairs at Georgia Southern University. Earlier, he was vice chancellor for student affairs at Indiana University Northwest and vice president for student affairs at Armstrong State University which was merged into Georgia Southern University.

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  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Names Corey King as Its Next Chancellor

    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Names Corey King as Its Next Chancellor

    Dr. King has been serving as vice chancellor for inclusivity and student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Prior to his role in Green Bay, he was vice president for enrollment management and student financial services at Bethune- Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Earlier, he was vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Florida Atlantic University.

    Jan 30, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Colleges and Universities Appoint Four African Americans to Dean Positions

    Colleges and Universities Appoint Four African Americans to Dean Positions

    The frican American appointed to dean positions are Douglas LaVergne at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, Alma Littles at the Florida State University College of Medicine, Dorothy E. Mosby at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and Michael Bradford at the University of California, Davis.

    Jan 30, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Other Recent Articles

  • American Sociological Association Rejects Efforts to Curtail Teaching of Racial Issues in Schools

    American Sociological Association Rejects Efforts to Curtail Teaching of Racial Issues in Schools (1.31.2023)

    The American Sociological Association recently issued a statement on the importance of teaching and learning about race and racism in the nation’s public schools as well as on college and university campuses. The association strongly rejects efforts by many states to curtail the teaching of courses dealing with race.

    Jan 31, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Patrena Benton Elliott Is the New President of Halifax Community College

    Patrena Benton Elliott Is the New President of Halifax Community College (1.30.2023)

    Dr. Elliott had been serving as vice president of instruction and student support services at Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina. Previously, she was dean of the Graduate College at Hampton University in Virginia.

    Jan 30, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Given Duties Relating to Diversity

    Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Given Duties Relating to Diversity (1.27.2023)

    Wilmore Webley will serve as the inaugural senior vice provost for equity and inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Cornelius Gilbert was appointed chief diversity officer at the State University of New York Adirondack and Krista L. Walker was named assistant dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion for the College of Nursing at Michigan State University.

    Jan 27, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Fannie Gaston-Johansson, 1938-2023

    In Memoriam: Fannie Gaston-Johansson, 1938-2023 (1.27.2023)

    Dr. Gaston-Johansson was a member of the University of Nebraska Medical Center faculty from 1985 to 1993. She joined the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1993. In 1998, Professor Gaston-Johansson became the first Black woman to become a tenured professor at Johns Hopkins University.

    Jan 27, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (1.26.2023)

    Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

    Jan 26, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (1.25.2023)

    The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

    Jan 25, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Diversity Initiatives for Healthcare Professions

    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Diversity Initiatives for Healthcare Professions (1.25.2023)

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is now accepting applications for Health Career University, a program that provides high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups with exposure to health careers and assistance getting into medical school.

    Jan 25, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (1.25.2023)

    Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

    Jan 25, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • New Study Documents the Racial Gap in Student Loan Debt of Medical Residents

    New Study Documents the Racial Gap in Student Loan Debt of Medical Residents (1.23.2023)

    A new study led by Louisa W. Holaday, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, finds that nearly 90 percent of all Black medical residents had accumulated debt from their medical training. A majority of Black residents (59.9 percent) had debt from premedical education loans.

    Jan 23, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Leadership Transition Announced for Winston-Salem State University

    Leadership Transition Announced for Winston-Salem State University (1.23.2023)

    Elwood L. Robinson, chancellor of Winston-Salem State University, announced that he will step down from his post on June 30. The university wasted no time and immediately appointed Anthony Graham as interim chancellor, effective July 1. Since July 2018, he has been provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the university.

    Jan 23, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Racial Diversity of the New Congress Is Not Reflected in Staff Positions

    The Racial Diversity of the New Congress Is Not Reflected in Staff Positions (1.23.2023)

    The 118th Congress is the most diverse in American history. But, a new report from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies finds that despite greater diversity of the members of the House and Senate, this diversity is not reflected in high-level staff positions. Of the top staff hired by new members so far, 4.4 percent are Black.

    Jan 23, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Six Medical Schools in Texas Accused of Illegal Racial Preferences in Admissions

    Six Medical Schools in Texas Accused of Illegal Racial Preferences in Admissions (1.23.2023)

    The America First Legal Foundation’s Center for Legal Equality has filed a class-action lawsuit against six Texas medical schools for what the foundation claims are illegal race and sex preferences in their admissions decisions.

    Jan 23, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Michael Daily to Serve as Provost at Kentucky State University

    Michael Daily to Serve as Provost at Kentucky State University (1.23.2023)

    Dr. Dailey has been serving as director of distance learning and instructional design at the university. Earlier in his career, he spent 11 years with the Department of Education for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including seven years as director of the Division of Next Generation Professionals.

    Jan 23, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • How a Ban of Affirmative Action Will Impact Black Enrollments at Selective Liberal Arts Colleges

    How a Ban of Affirmative Action Will Impact Black Enrollments at Selective Liberal Arts Colleges (1.23.2023)

    A brief filed with the Supreme Court estimates that Black enrollments would likely decline between 50 percent and 70 percent. The percentage of Black student applicants who were offered admission would be about half the rate for White applicants. Most strikingly, the percentage of Black students matriculating at these liberal arts institutions as a whole would drop from 7 percent to 2 percent.

    Jan 23, 2023 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Martha Hurley Named Dean at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio

    Martha Hurley Named Dean at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio (1.23.2023)

    Dr. Hurley has been serving as chair and professor in the criminal justice and security studies department at the University of Dayton. Her research focuses on criminal justice policy analysis, restorative justice, corrections, and community-police relationship building.

    Jan 23, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • University of Missouri Decides Not to Discipline a Student Who Used a Racial Slur

    University of Missouri Decides Not to Discipline a Student Who Used a Racial Slur (1.22.2023)

    A student at the University of Missouri sent a message on social media to a friend speaking about the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. It stated: “If they would have killed 4 more n—– we would have had the whole week off.”

    Jan 22, 2023 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Xavier University Teams Up With Ochsner Health to Establish a New Medical School

    Xavier University Teams Up With Ochsner Health to Establish a New Medical School (1.20.2023)

    The nonprofit Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with more than 36,000 employees and over 4,600 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 47 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Gulf South.

    Jan 20, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Tuskegee University Enters Partnership to Aid Agriculture Development in Nepal

    Tuskegee University Enters Partnership to Aid Agriculture Development in Nepal (1.20.2023)

    Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama is partnering with Sathguru Inc., the global consulting firm based in India, and the Nepal Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) on a project to boost rural agricultural production in Nepal. The initiative is being funded by a $5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

    Jan 20, 2023 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Kelly Brown Douglas Wins the Grawemeyer Award for Religion

    Kelly Brown Douglas Wins the Grawemeyer Award for Religion (1.20.2023)

    Kelly Brown Douglas is dean of the Union Theological Seminary’s Episcopal Divinity School in New York City. She also serves as a canon theologian at Washington Cathedral. She is one of the first Black female Episcopal priests in the United States and the first Black person to head an Episcopal Church-affiliated educational institution.

    Jan 20, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Spike Lee Creates New Fellowship Program for Graduates of Atlanta HBCUs

    Spike Lee Creates New Fellowship Program for Graduates of Atlanta HBCUs (1.20.2023)

    Film director Spike Lee in conjunction with Gersh, the Hollywood-based talent agency, has established the Spike Lee Fellows program. Under the program, five graduates of Atlanta HBCUs will be selected and provided with student debt relief, industry mentorship, post-graduate internships, and full-time employment in the entertainment industry.

    Jan 20, 2023 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Higher Education Administrative Posts

    Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Higher Education Administrative Posts (1.20.2023)

    Lou Avotri has been promoted to associate vice president and executive director of student success at Talladega College in Alabama. Jared Russell has been named associate dean for academic and faculty affairs at Auburn University in Alabama and M. Ray McKinnie has been selected to lead Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

    Jan 20, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Professor Jerrilyn McGregory Wins the Chicago Folklore Prize From the American Folklore Society

    Professor Jerrilyn McGregory Wins the Chicago Folklore Prize From the American Folklore Society (1.20.2023)

    Jerrilyn McGregory, a professor of English at Florida State University, was honored for her book on Boxing Day traditions in the Anglicized Caribbean world, which encompasses the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, St. Croix, and St. Kitts.

    Jan 20, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: G. Reginald Daniel, 1949-2022

    In Memoriam: G. Reginald Daniel, 1949-2022 (1.20.2023)

    After serving as a lecturer at UCLA, Dr. Daniel began teaching at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1992. He was named an assistant professor of sociology in 1998. He was promoted to associate professor in 200e and to full professor in 2009.

    Jan 20, 2023 | 0 comments | View Post