New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Four African Americans

grundy_dallasDallas A Grundy was appointed associate dean for business affairs and chief financial officer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has been serving as associate dean of finance and administration for the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Grundy holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and an MBA from Rutgers University.

FChambersFranklin Chambers was named vice president for student development at the State University of New York at Oneonta, effective July 1. He has been serving as vice president for student affairs at Coppin State University in Baltimore.

Dr. Chambers is a graduate of California State University, Northridge. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in organizational communications from Howard University.

parkerDarnell T. Parker was appointed associate vice president for student affairs and Title IX coordinator at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been serving as assistant dean of students and director of multicultural affairs at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.

Parker holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Syracuse University in New York. He is currently studying for an educational doctorate at Widener University.

DonnaLeeDonna A. Lee was appointed vice president for student affairs at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She will begin her new duties on August 10. Since 2008, Lee has been on the staff at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, serving most recently as vice president for student life and dean of students.

Lee is a graduate of the University of Tampa and holds a master’s degree in counseling from Boston University.


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  1. Doyce Thompson says:

    I do not choose to have a picture shown. I am pleased to hear about the four African Americans newly appointed to positions in higher education, but this is just the problem, it was only 4 African Americans appointed. There are thousands of African Americans across the country with Ph.d’s or, doctoral candidates, who are being challenged relentlessly by the institutions they attend to be dismissed from the programs with the same methods that have challenged us over the entire history of the United States of America. We live in a state of “perpetual civil unrest”, while the electronic media, written media, and all other media sources constantly claim that we live in the “Post Civil Rights Era”, this is just another subtle little system designed to deceive those in the American public who choose to perpetuate the old “Jim Crow” system through deception. We will never live in a Post Civil Rights Era, because those with the power to change it, choose to continue with their practices of deception to insure perpetuation of a depressed portion of people in the United States and around the world. These institutions may be diverse in their student bodies, but in their faculties, and specifically in their grading system, they are just as “Jim Crow” today as they were 100 years ago.

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