Four African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

VerJanis Peoples was appointed interim executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at Southern University and A&M College. She has been serving as dean of the College of Education and professor of curriculum and instruction.

Dr. Peoples holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Kansas State University.

Michael Hubbard was named associate vice president for institutional advancement at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. He will also serve as executive director of the South Carolina State University Education Foundation. He was operations manager for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.

Hubbard is a graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. He earned a master’s degree in media technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stoudt.

Victor R. McCrary was appointed vice president for research and economic development at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He was manager of emerging technology and innovation for the Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins University. He was begin his new job on December 17.

Dr. McCrary is a graduate of the Catholic University of America. He holds master’s degrees in business and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Howard University.

Delbert T. Foster, the administrator of the 1890 Extension Program at South Carolina State University, was elected chair of the Association of Extension Administrators at the annual convention of the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities held in Denver, Colorado.

Foster holds a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees from South Carolina State University.

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