Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education
Filed in Appointments on September 2, 2016
Alicia B. Harvey-Smith was named executive vice chancellor at the Lone Star College System in Houston, Texas. Since 2013, she has served as president of River Valley Community College in Claremont, New Hampshire. Earlier, Dr. Harvey-Smith was vice president for student affairs at Baltimore City Community College in Maryland.
Dr. Harvey-Smith is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore. She holds a master’s degree in education from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland-College Park.
Monica Taylor Lotty will be the next executive vice president and chief development officer for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. She has been serving as vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Delaware. She is the former executive director of external affairs at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Lotty is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She earned a law degree at Temple University in Philadelphia.
John D. Lewis was appointed director of Bluefield State College in West Virginia. He was the associate director of athletics for administration at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. Earlier he was an assistant athletics director at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.
Lewis is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he majored in sociology and played football. He earned a master’s degree in sports management from St. Cloud State University.
Waltrina N. Middleton is the new associate dean of the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She was the national minister for youth advocacy and leadership formation for the United Church of Christ.
Rev. Middleton is a graduate of Howard University. She earned a master’s degree at DePaul University in Chicago and a master of divinity degree from the Chicago Theological Seminary.
Kimberly Spears-McNatt was appointed deputy chief of the Police Division at Ohio State University. She has been a member of the police division since 1994.
Spears-McNatt is a graduate of Ohio State University, where she majored in criminal justice. She holds a master’s degree from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.
Crystal Taliefero was hired as the director of the Indiana University Soul Review. The Soul Revue is one of three arts ensembles of the African American Arts Institute at the university. It was founded in 1972.
Taliefero has been a long-time member of the Billy Joel Band. She is a graduate of Indiana University.
Tamia Herndon is the new director of online education at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. She was a campus dean at Strayer University.
Dr. Herndon is a graduate of Tougaloo College in Mississippi. She earned a master’s degree in criminal justice at Mississippi College, an MBA at Strayer University, and a doctorate in higher education from Jackson State University in Mississippi.