Five African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Damon L. Williams Jr. was named director of diversity, community, and recruitment for the Laney Graduate School at Emory University in Atlanta. He was director for graduate placement for the McNair Scholars program and the university summer programs at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Williams is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana. He holds an MBA from Fontbonne University in Clayton, Missouri, and a master’s degree in management from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Tiffany_GrahamTiffany C. Graham is the new associate dean of academic affairs at the University of South Dakota School of Law. She was the associate dean of academic affairs and professor of law at the University of La Verve College of Law in Ontario, California. Earlier, she taught at the law school of Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

Professor Graham is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Sams-Headshot-6MB-150x150Timothy E. Sams was appointed the inaugural vice president for student development at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He was vice president for student life at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Earlier is his career Sams was associate dean at the Abu Dhabi campus of New York University and assistant dean of the college and director of the Black Cultural Center at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Sams is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York. He holds a master’s degree from the University at Albany of the State University of New York and a Ph.D. from Temple University in Philadelphia.

McIntoshKeith McIntosh was named associate vice president for information technology services and chief information officer at Ithaca College in New York. He has been serving as vice chancellor for information technology for the Pima County Community College District in Tucson, Arizona.

A 25-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, McIntosh is a graduate of Bellevue University and earned an MBA at Trident University International.

Kermit-CrawfordKermit Crawford was appointed senior adviser to the dean and executive-in-residence at the School of Pharmacy of the University of Southern California. He has worked for the past 31 years as an executive at Walgreens Inc.

Crawford is a 1983 graduate of Texas Southern University in Houston, where he ranked second in his graduating class.


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