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Six African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Micheal_FreemanMichael A. Freeman was named vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Coppin State University in Baltimore, effective August 1. He previously held administrative posts at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Tennessee State University in Nashville, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Dr. Freeman  holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Iowa. He earned a Ph.D. in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Felita Y. Singleton was appointed director of student veteran affairs at Portland State University in Oregon. She previously taught at the Graduate School of Counseling Psychology at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.

Singleton holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in educational psychology/counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

HenryWadeJohnsonHenry Wade Johnson was named director of bands at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. He was an assistant professor of music and assistant director of bands at Savannah State University in Georgia.

Johnson is a graduate of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg and holds a master’s degree in music education from the Vander Cook College of Music in Chicago.

marcuscox2-1Marcus Cox was appointed associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Xavier University in New Orleans. He will serve as director of the Center for Continuing Studies and Distance Education at the university. He was the founding director of the African American studies program at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dr. Cox is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he majored in marketing. He holds an MBA from The Citadel School of Business Administration and a Ph.D. in African American history from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

BakePaul Baker was named director of the Quality Enhancement Plan at North Carolina Central University in Durham. In this role he will oversee the university reaccreditation process.

Dr. Baker is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a master’s degree from North Carolina State University and a doctorate in education leadership from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

blladRoland N. Bullard Jr. has been selected to serve as vice president for student success at Dillard University in New Orleans. He is the former executive dean in the Division of Student Success at Florida State College in Jacksonville.

Dr. Bullard is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where he majored in communication. He holds a master’s degree in higher education from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in higher education policy studies from Indiana University.


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