Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Ann Marie Whyte was appointed interim associate dean for administration and human resources at the University of Central Florida’s College of Business. She has been on the university’s faculty since 1998.

Dr. Whyte holds a Ph.D. in finance from Florida Atlantic University. Before coming to UCF, she taught at Cleveland State University and the University of Dayton.

Carmen Sidbury is the new associate provost for research and resources at Spelman College in Atlanta. She was associate dean of undergraduate studies at the college. For the past two years Dr. Sidbury has been serving as director of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program at the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Sidbury holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina A&T State University. She was the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech.

Wanda Lester was promoted to associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She was serving in the position on an interim basis. Previously, she was associate dean of the School of Business and Economics at the university.

Dr. Lester is a graduate of Florida A&M University. She holds a Ph.D. in strategic management/management information systems from Florida State University.

David Marshall was named vice president of academic affairs at American Sentinel University, a distance educational institution based in Aurora, Colorado. Previously, he was the assistant vice president of academic affairs and an associate professor of communications at Edward Waters College.

Dr. Marshall is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Temple University.

Danielle Gray-Singh is the new associate vice president of academic affairs at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. She was head of the biology department at Tuskegee University.

Dr. Gray-Singh holds a Ph.D. from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Dave Huddleton has joined the faculty of the Mass Communications Center of Excellence at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Huddleston serves as anchor of two newscasts at Philadelphia television stations. He will teach a course on television production and operation.

Talbert Myers has retired from his post as vice president of community development at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, North Carolina. He has been an administrator at the college since 1999. He previously taught biology at Montgomery Community College.

Myers holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University. He is currently completing his doctorate in higher education administration at North Carolina State University.

Betty Pierce Dennis was named chair of the department of nursing at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She has been serving as professor and dean of the division of nursing at Dillard University in New Orleans. She was chair of the nursing department at NCCU from 1999 to 2004.

Professor Dennis is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She holds a master’s degree in medical-surgical administration from Emory University and doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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