Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Van-BaileyVan Bailey is the inaugural director of the LGBTQ Student Center on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami in Florida. He was the director of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard University.

Dr. Bailey is a graduate of Denison University in Ohio, where he majored in English and Black studies. He holds a master’s degree in higher education student affairs from Ohio State University and a doctorate in educational leadership from California State University, Northridge.

LumpkinMaria Arvelo Lumpkin was named vice president for student affairs at Atlanta Metropolitan State College in Georgia. She had been serving as the inaugural director of student involvement and the student center and co-director of the Global Civic Engagement program at Georgia Gwinnett College.

Dr. Lumpkin is a graduate of Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina. She holds a master’s degree in urban studies from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy from Clark Atlanta University.

TPeavy1 (SM)Terence Peavy was appointed assistant vice president for enrollment management at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Previously, he held executive positions at Metropolitan College of New York, Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey and the New School in New York City.

Peavy is a graduate of York College in York, Pennsylvania. He earned a master’s degree from Fordham University in New York and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in organizational leadership studies from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

hamptonBarbara Hampton was appointed director of graduate career services and alumni relations for the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in New Jersey. She has been serving as director of career services at the School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. She joined the staff at the University of Virginia in 2003.

Hampton holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish and a master’s degree in counselor education from the University of Virginia.

keyanascales_webKeyana Scales will be the next vice president for enrollment management at Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana. For the past two years, she has been director of freshman recruitment and scholarships at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is the former director of admissions at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

Scales holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in educational counseling from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.


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