New Posts for Five Black Administrators in Higher Education

GriffinDarrice Griffin was appointed senior associate athletic director for internal operations and senior woman administrator at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was associate athletics director for intercollegiate sports programs at Columbia University.

Griffin is a graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where she majored in psychology and played varsity basketball.

CoreyMcCrayCorey L. McCray has been named vice president for workforce solutions at Tidewater Community College in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Since 2006, he has been the director of The Pruden Center for Industry and Technology in Suffolk, Virginia. McCray is president of the Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education Administration.

McCray is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. He holds a master’s degree in education leadership and supervision from Cambridge College in Massachusetts and is a doctoral candidate in education leadership at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

young-takeyahTakeyah Young was named interim director of alumni relations at The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania. She is the founder of Core Connection Lifestyle, a health and lifestyle consulting firm. She has been an adjunct faculty member in mathematics at the University of the District of Columbia and Howard County Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Young is a graduate of The Lincoln University, where she majored in physics with minors in Japanese and mathematics. She holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Charles Azebeokhi is the new director of human resources at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He was the chief human resources officer and an adjunct professor of business administration at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia.

Dr. Azebeokhi holds a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees from Utah State University. He earned a doctorate in business administration management from Argosy University, based in Sarasota, Florida.

Rochelle Smith is the new assistant provost for diversity initiatives in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Science at Washington University in St. Louis. She joined the staff at the University in 1999.

Smith is a graduate of Chicago State University. She holds a master’s degree in applied health behaviors research from the Washington University School of Medicine.


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