Honors and Awards for Black Leaders in Higher Education

mackCarol Tonge Mack, assistant dean of recruitment and retention initiatives at the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, will be honored at the Women of the Diaspora Leadership Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in October.

Mack, a native of Antigua, is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, where she majored in history. She holds two master’s degrees from the University of New Hampshire.

QMIIIQuincy Martin III, vice president for student affairs at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, received the 2015 Community College Professional Award from NASPA, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Dr. Martin holds a master’s degree in counseling and development from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He earned a doctorate in adult and higher education from Northern Illinois University.

SwinneyJean E. Swinney, professor of nursing at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was honored with a citation by the Massachusetts State Senate for “her lifelong work toward issues of diversity, equity, access, and representation in the nursing profession.” Dr. Swinney has been on the faculty at the university since 1996.

Professor Swinney holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from New York University. She earned a Ph.D. in nursing at the University of Texas at Austin.


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  1. Autumn Carney says:

    I work at Tennessee State University in the Research And Sponsored Programs Department. I am the Administrative Assistant for Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young. I must say that she is an exceptional leader at TSU. Her role at the University is Vice President. I have noticed her lead with compation daily. I admire the work that she dose and more importantly the way that Dr. Crumpton-Young does her work. She is kind , carrying, wise, strong, elegant, and she is exceptionally wonderful at her career. I would like to see her become noticed for the hard work that she does everyday for the students at TSU. She is such a hard working lady and I do believe that she deserves recognition. Our address at the University is 3500 John A.Meritt Blvd. Nashville Tn. 37209 I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read this , I will be anxiously awaiting your response. Thank you, Autumn Carney

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