Four African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

calvin-hillCalvin Hill was named the inaugural vice president for inclusion and community engagement at Springfield College in Massachusetts. He has been serving as university diversity officer for the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Dr. Hill is a graduate of Bethany College in West Virginia, where he majored in history and political science. He earned a master’s degree at Emporia State University in Kansas and a Ph.D. in political science from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

bowmanDavid Bowman was appointed director of student health services at Howard University. Since 2005, Dr. Bowman has been a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Bowman is magna cum laude graduate of Howard University, where he majored in chemical engineering. He earned his medical degree at Indiana University.

gibbsNicole Gibbs is the new director of undergraduate admissions at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She was vice provost of access and enrollment services and interim dean of student affairs at the University of the Virgin Islands.

Dr. Gibbs is a graduate of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree in English education from Columbus State University in Georgia and a doctorate in educational leadership from Clark Atlanta University.

john_pierreJohn K. Pierre has been named interim chancellor of the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. He has been serving as vice chancellor for institutional accountability. He joined the faculty at the law school in 1990.

Professor Pierce is a graduate of Southern University. He holds a master’s degree in tax accounting from Texas Tech University and a law degree from Southern Methodist University.


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