Three Black Educators Announce Their Retirements

omofolaboOmofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka, professor of theatre and professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at the University of Kansas, is retiring after 25 years on the faculty. She is the author of Yoruba Dance : The Semiotics of Movement and Body Attitude in a Nigerian Culture (Africa World Press, 1997).

Dr. Ajayi-Soyinka holds a Ph.D. from the University of Ife in Nigeria. She is past president of the African Literature Association.

GE DIGITAL CAMERAJames F. Densler, professor of surgery and professor of pediatrics at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, is retiring. He has served on the faculty at Morehouse since 2000. In 1969, he was the first African America pediatric surgeon to practice in the United States.

Dr. Densler is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and was valedictorian of his high school class. He is a graduate of what is now Savannah State University and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

Randolph-JohnsonRandolph J. Johnson, director of bands at Delaware State University in Dover, has announced his retirement. He has served as director of bands at Delaware State from 1990 to 2001 and again from 2007 to the present.

Johnson is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge. He has also taught at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, and Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

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