Ten African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Carlton E. Brown, president of Clark Atlanta University, was appointed to the Council of Presidents of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. He will serve a three-year term on the council. He is one of only three HBCU presidents to serve on the council.

Dr. Brown has served as president of Clark Atlanta University since 2008. Previously, he taught at Old Dominion University and Hampton University and served as president of Savannah State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in multicultural education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Gerald B. Coleman was appointed vice president for finance and administration at Dillard University in New Orleans. Since 2009, he has served as vice president for finance and administration at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Coleman graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he majored in economics. He earned an MBA at the University of Rochester.

Kimberly Hilliard was promoted to the position of executive director of community engagement at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Since 2010, she has been serving as director of the Center for University-Based Development a Jackson State.

Dr. Hilliard is a graduate of Tuskegee University in Alabama. She earned a master’s degree at the University of New Orleans and a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning at Jackson State.

Tijuana R. Hudson was promoted to vice president for fiscal affairs at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Since 2010 she has been associate vice president for fiscal affairs at Claflin. Previously, she held financial affairs positions at Wilberforce University in Ohio and LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis.

A certified public accountant, Hudson is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

Sheilah D. Vance was named chief of staff for the president of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. She has been an adjunct professor at the Villanova University School of Law.  She is the former assistant dean for academic support at the law school.

Vance is a magna cum laude graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. She earned her law degree at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington.

Vanidy M. Bailey was appointed director of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Queer student life at Harvard University. Since 2010, Bailey has been an assistant director for education at the University of California at San Diego.

Dr. Bailey is a graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and holds a master’s degree from Ohio State University and an educational doctorate from California State University Northridge.

Patric Simon was named director of athletics at Tuskegee University in Alabama. For the past four years, he has been athletics director at Langston University in Oklahoma.

Simon is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He earned a master’s degree from Clark Atlanta University.

Kevin Banks was appointed vice president for student affairs at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Since 2006, he has been assistant vice president and dean of students at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

A graduate of Winston-Salem State University, Dr. Banks was formerly dean of students at Pace University in New York.

Ron Price was named associate vice president for human resources at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has been serving as associate vice president of human resources and equity officer at Utah Valley University in Orem.

Price holds bachelor’s and master degrees and has completed coursework for his doctorate at the University of Virginia.

Ruffin Bell is the new director of athletics at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. He has been serving as interim director since the fall of 2011.

Bell is a graduate of Coppin State University, where he played on the baseball team. He earned a master’s degree in sports administration from Grambling State University in Louisiana.


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