Three African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

Keith W. McIntosh, acting assistant vice chancellor for information technology for the Pima County Community College District in Tuscon, Arizona, has received the Rising Star Award from EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

McIntosh is a graduate of Bellevue University in Nebraska. He holds an MBA from Trident University International.

Cedric Gathings, assistant director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Mississippi State University, was selected to receive a 2012 MSU Diversity Award from the President’s Commission on the Status of Minorities at the university. The award is given for “promoting the concept of diversity and improved cross-cultural understanding through activities and positive interactions with others in the campus setting.”

Roland Smith, associate provost for diversity and inclusion at Rice University in Houston, was selected to receive the 2012 Professional Achievement Award from the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education. Prior to coming to Rice in 1996, he was executive assistant to the president of the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Bowie State University in Maryland. He holds a master’s degree from Indiana University and an educational doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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