Eight African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities
Filed in Appointments on September 11, 2015
Rhosetta Rhodes was named interim vice president for student life and dean of students at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. She will serve in this role for the 2015-16 academic year. Since 2011, Rhodes has been chief of staff in the office of the president at the university.
Rhodes holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and a master’s degree in educational administration from Whitworth University.
Linda Gayton was appointed director of the Office of Financial Aid at Bowie State University in Maryland. She was the director of financial aid at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland.
Gayton is a graduate of Baruch College of the City University of New York. She holds a master’s degree in business administration and public administration from DeVry University.
Liz Thompson is the new chair of the governing board of the University of Chicago Charter School. The charter school has four campuses on Chicago’s South Side.
Thompson is a member of the board of trustees of the University of Chicago and is co-chair of the Minority Engineering Program Advisory Board at Purdue University.
Jorim E. Reid was named director of bands at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. He was band director and member of the music faculty at North Carolina Central University in Durham.
Reid is a graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, where he majored in music. He holds a master’s degree from Florida State University and is currently studying for a doctor of musical arts degree at Boston University.
Akua Sarr was promoted to vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs at Boston College. She was an associate dean in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Sarr joined the faculty at Boston College in 2006.
Dr. Sarr is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Wisconsin.
Charles E. Wilson Jr. is the new chief of police at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. He was the commander of the Police and Communities Together program for the Hickory, North Carolina, police department.
Wilson is a graduate of Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina, and Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, where he majored in criminal justice.
Sandra L. Hodge was named special assistant to the president for strategic initiatives at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She was the regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross in Mississippi.
Hodge is a 1997 graduate of Jackson State University.
Elreo Campbell is the new associate dean of admissions and director of financial aid at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Campbell was the director of financial aid for the College of Medicine at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Campbell is a graduate of Drexel University. He holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix.