Two African-American Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Karen Denise Howard was appointed director of the Center for Human Services at the University of California at Davis Extension. She was the federal/state contract coordinator for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Howard holds master’s degrees from Cheyney University of Pennsyvlania and San Diego State University.

Muriel Hawkins is the new associate vice president for partnerships and engagement at Virginia State University. She was assistant to the president for campus and community relations at Dillard University in New Orleans.

Dr. Hawkins is a graduate of the Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science in Chicago. She earned a master’s degree in counseling from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and a doctorate at Loyola University of Chicago.


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