Appointments of African Americans to Key Posts in Higher Education

John Washington II was promoted to assistant dean for admissions at the College of Law of Florida A&M University in Orlando. He was the director of the pre-professional law program. He has also served as an adjunct professor of business law at the university.

Washington is a graduate of the University of Florida where he majored in criminology. He earned a juris doctorate at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.

Cecil Lucy was appointed chief financial officer at Tuskegee University in Alabama. From 2006 to 2011, he was vice president of finance and legal affairs and CFO for the National Black MBA Association. He is a certified public accountant.

Lucy earned a bachelor’s degree, an MBA, and a law degree, all from the University of Illinois.

Kimberly Frazier was promoted to assistant vice president for student affairs at Auburn University in Alabama. She has held several administrative positions in student affairs at the university. Prior to coming to Auburn, she was an assistant professor of education at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

Dr. Frazier is a graduate of Clemson University in South Carolina. She earned a master’s degree at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and a doctorate from Georgia State University.

Carolyn W. Meyers, president of Jackson State University in Mississippi, was appointed to the board of directors of the American Council on Education. Dr. Meyers has been president of Jackson State since January 2011. Previously, she was president of Norfolk State University in Virginia.

Dr. Meyers holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Howard University. She earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech.

Candy E. Young was named director of athletics at Delaware State University in Dover. Young came to Delaware State in 2006 as the women’s track and cross country coach. Earlier this year, she was named interim senior associate athletics director.

Young made the 1980 U.S. Olympic team and is a former world record holder in the 55-meter indoor hurdles. She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and holds a master’s degree in sports management from Delaware State.

Christopher T. Rodgers was appointed director of community/government relations at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the senior community service associate for the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Rodgers is a graduate of Creighton University, where he majored in journalism. He also holds an MBA from Creighton and a master of public administration degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

General McArthur Hambrick was named an assistant professor of dance at West Virginia University. He was on the dance department faculty at the University of Washington and previously taught at the University of Wyoming.

Hambrick is a graduate of Texas Christian University. He has studied at the American Ballet Theatre, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, and the Dance Theater of Harlem. He holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Washington.

Patricia Craft was appointed an admissions counselor at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast in Long Beach. She was employed by the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

Craft holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi.


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