Two African American Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Top-Level Posts

CarolynHodges150Carolyn R. Hodges, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee, has announced that she will step down from these posts at the end of the academic year. She will remain at the university as a professor in the department of modern foreign languages and literatures.

Dr. Hodges has been dean of the Graduate School since 2007. She joined the faculty at the university in 1982 as an assistant professor of German. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees in Germanic languages and literatures from the University of Chicago.

greshamMary H. Gresham, vice provost for educational collaboration and engagement at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System, announced that she will retire at the end of the current semester. Before being named vice provost in 2012, Dr. Gresham was dean of the Graduate School of Education for 11 years. She has been on the staff at the university for more than four decades.

Dr. Gresham holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University at Buffalo.


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