Four African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Katrina Reynolds was promoted to the newly created position of assistant dean of students for gender issues at Indiana University in Bloomington. She has been serving as assistant dean and director of student and staff services at the university’s Office of Women’s Affairs. She will assume her new role on July 1.

Reynolds holds bachelor’s and law degrees from Indiana University.

Crystal Rae Coel Coleman, director of speech and debate and head of Elizabeth College at Murray State University in Kentucky, has been chosen to lead a seminar at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, to teach leadership and communication principles to the administrators of the university and to assist students in a foreign exchange program.

Dr. Coleman is a graduate of Hampton University and the Southern University School of Law. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Louisiana. She is the author of  THE Presentation Guide Book: From the Classroom to the Boardroom (Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2010).

Tammara Durham was promoted to vice provost for student affairs at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. She has served in the position on an interim basis since last September. From 2004 to 2011, she was director of the University Advising Center.

Dr. Durham holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Missouri State University in Springfield. She holds a doctorate from the University of Kansas.

Marcus H. Burgess was appointed associate vice president of institutional advancement at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. He was director of annual fund/alumni relations at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Burgess is a graduate of Claflin University. He holds a master’s degree in education administration from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.


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