A Dozen African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities
Filed in Appointments on August 28, 2015
Sharon Saunders was named chief communications and marketing officer at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is the former executive assistant to the president for communication and chief communications officer at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.
Saunders holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in English from Florida A&M University.
Jane E. Smith is the new vice president for college relations at Spelman College in Atlanta. Since 2002, Dr. Smith has been president of the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement at Spelman College. She is a former president and CEO of the National Council of Negro Women.
Dr. Smith is a graduate of Spelman College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She holds a master’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta and a Ph.D. in social policy analysis from Harvard University.
Leroy Morgan Jr. was appointed interim director of campus safety and chief of police at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. He has worked for both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Morgan is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Strayer University.
Arthur Lumzy Jr. was promoted to director of career services at the University of North Texas at Dallas. He was the assistant director.
Lumzy holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in college student personnel from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Robiaun Rogers Charles was named vice president for college advancement at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She was associate vice president and executive director of development for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Charles is a graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she majored in philosophy. She holds a master’s degree in nonprofit administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta and a doctorate in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Reginald Stewart was appointed director of assistive technology in the Division of Student Services at the University of Nevada in Reno. He has been serving as the university’s chief diversity officer. Dr. Stewart joined the staff at the university in 1996.
Dr. Stewart holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from San Francisco State University. He earned a second master’s degree and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada.
Nicole Morgan Agard is the new director of employee relations at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah. She previously worked in the Office of Employee Relations for the governor of New Jersey.
Agard is a graduate of Binghamton University of the State University of New York System, where she majored in political science and African American studies. She holds a law degree from Northeastern University in Boston.
Kenneth J. Bradshaw was named director of facilities administration at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. A 41-year employee of the University of Tennessee, he was serving most recently as assistant director of facilities administration.
Bradshaw’s responsibilities include oversight of more than 40 campus buildings. He has a staff of approximately 215 people and oversees a budget in excess of $19 million.
Katrice W. Jones Morgan was named the inaugural director of diversity and inclusion at the University of Tennessee. Before joining the staff at the university in 2007, she was an assistant district attorney general in the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Tennessee.
Morgan is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she majored in English. She earned a law degree at College of Law of Loyola University in New Orleans.
Tory F. Smart is the new director of university bands at Hampton University in Virginia. Since 2011, he was the band director at George Washington Carver Senior High School in Montgomery, Alabama.
Smart is the son of Barney E. Smart who was director of bands at Hampton University for 14 years until his death in 2004. Tory Smart is a 1999 alumnus of Hampton University. He previously served as assistant band director at Delaware State University.
Diondra Smalls is the new director of admissions at Voorhees College in Columbia, South Carolina. Since 2009, she was an enrollment adviser for the University of Phoenix.
Smalls is a graduate of Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina. She holds a master’s degree from Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina, and is completing a Ph.D. in management at the University of Phoenix.
Anthony Bennett is the new director of athletics at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. He was associate athletic director at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.
Bennett holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an MBA from Fayetteville State University.