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Six African Americans Named to Key Administative Posts in Higher Education

Patricia Green-Powell was named interim dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. She has been serving as associate dean for student services.

Dr. Green-Powell is a graduate of Florida A&M. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in educational leadership from Florida State University.

Joyce A. Jones was appointed vice chancellor for student affairs for the University System of Georgia. Since 2005, she served as vice president for student services and dean of students at Augusta State University in Georgia. She previously held administrative positions at Emory University and Northwestern University.

Dr. Jones is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nebraska.

Carnell Jones was named director of enrollment services at the University of Rhode Island. Since 2005, he served as the registrar at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Previously, he was registrar at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

Dr. Jones holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southeast Missouri State University and an educational doctorate from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Quincy Birdsong was appointed vice president for academic administration at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. He will also serve as chief of staff for Dean Valerie Montgomery Rice. He was associate vice president for health science academic and research affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Dr. Birdsong holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from Middle Tennessee State University. He earned an educational doctorate at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Deborah N. Archer is the new associate dean for academic affairs at New York Law School. She has been a professor at the law school since 2003 and is the director of the law school’s Racial Justice Project.

Professor Archer is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and the Yale Law School.

Lionel Anderson was named assistant director of the new Office of Academic Resources at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. Previously, he was an instructor of undergraduate students at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

Anderson holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Pennsylvania.


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