New Administrative Roles for Four African Americans in Higher Education
Filed in Appointments on August 5, 2016
FeRita Perna Carter was named vice president of student services at Riverside City College in California. She is the former dean of the School of Business and Technology at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Dr. Carter is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she majored in industrial and systems engineering. She holds a master of public administration degree from the Montgomery campus of Auburn University in Alabama and a Ph.D. in public policy and administration from Mississippi State University.
Jame’l R. Hodges was promoted to assistant vice president for administrative support at Tennessee State University in Nashville. He was director of student activities at the university. Dr. Hodges previously served as director of multicultural affairs at Lehigh University in Bethlehem. Pennsylvania, and coordinator of Greek Life and Education at California State Polytechnic University.
A graduate of Virginia State University, Dr. Hodges holds a master’s degree from Florida State University and a doctorate from the University of Southern California.
Kara Turner was promoted to vice president of enrollment management and student success at Morgan State University in Baltimore. She has been serving as associate provost for enrollment management and student success for the past five years.
Dr. Turner will be directing the university’s effort to push the student graduation rate to over 50 percent by the year 2025.
Gloria Thomas is the new director of the Carolina Women’s Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the former director of the Center for Education of Women at the University of Michigan. Earlier in her career, Dr. Thomas was an associate director at the American Council on Education.
A graduate of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Dr. Thomas holds a master’s degree in English education from Villanova University in Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Michigan.