Five African Americans Appointed to New Higher Education Posts

mcclendon21Rodney McClendon was appointed vice chancellor for business and administrative services at the University of California Riverside. He has been serving as vice president for administration at Texas A&M University. He is the former senior vice president for operations and senior associate vice president for administration at the University of North Texas. Dr. McClendon will begin his new job in February.

Dr. McClendon is a graduate of Morehouse College and the Emory University School of Law, both in Atlanta. He earned a doctorate at Texas A&M University.

Lewis_Georj3Georj Lewis was named vice president for student affairs at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. He was vice chancellor for student affairs at Indiana University Northwest in Gary. Earlier in his career, he served for nine years at dean of students at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

Dr. Lewis holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He earned an educational doctorate at Georgia Southern University.

Jacqueline_JenkinsJacqueline M. Jenkins was appointed director of graduate studies at LIM College in New York City. She will oversee the MBA program and the master of professional development studies programs in fashion merchandising and fashion marketing.

Jenkins was the program director of the Small Business Development Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, where she majored in economics. Jenkins earned an MBA at the Wharton School.

ingrid-hayesIngrid Hayes is the new vice president for enrollment management at Spelman College in Atlanta. She is the former associate vice president for enrollment management at the college. For the past three years, Hayes was assistant provost for enrollment services at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Hayes is a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where she majored in English literature. She holds a master’s degree in the social foundations of education from Georgia State University.

BriggsJerryl Briggs was named executive vice president and chief operating officer at Mississippi Valley State University. He has been serving as vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. He is the former dean of students at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Briggs is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, where he majored in chemistry education. He holds a master degree from Louisiana Tech University and a doctorate in educational policy, planning, and leadership from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.


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  1. Questioner says:

    Spelman College had/has a marketing major?

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