Five African Americans Appointed to New University Administrative Positions

DelbertFosterDelbert T. Foster was named vice president of the Division of Land-Grant Services at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. He has been serving in the post on an interim basis for the past year. He also serves as executive of 1890 Programs at the university.

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

20090915mauro9433Alta Mauro was recently appointed as the founding director of intercultural education and spiritual life at New York University Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Previously, she served as the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Wake Forest University.

Mauro received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in higher education from Indiana University in Bloomington. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in educational leadership and cultural foundations at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

YoungWillie James Young Jr. was named director of alumni affairs at Mississippi Valley State University. He was the personnel director for the Greenwood Public School District in Mississippi. He has served in that role for more than a decade.

Young is 1980 graduate of Mississippi Valley State University, where he was captain of the baseball team and majored in fine arts.

Battle-BrownLaToya Battle-Brown was promoted to assistant provost and dean of admission at Rutgers University-Newark. She has been on the staff at the university of 15 years, serving most recently as associate dean of the undergraduate program for the university’s business school.

Battle-Brown holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in arts management from Rutgers University.

MitchellDennis A. Mitchell is the new senior associate provost for faculty diversity and inclusion at Columbia University in New York City. He joined the faculty at the university in 1991 and has been serving as associate professor and senior associate dean at the university’s College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Mitchell is a graduate of Cornell University and the Howard University College of Dentistry. He also holds a master of public health degree from Columbia University.


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