Two African Americans Appointed to Positions as Deans
Filed in Appointments on September 27, 2016
J. Leon Washington was named dean of enrollment management at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. He had been serving as vice provost for admissions and financial aid at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is the former assistant vice chancellor for enrollment and student academic support at the University of California, Davis.
Washington is a graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota. He holds a master’s degree from California State University, East Bay in Hayward.
Michael Adams, a professor of public affairs at Texas Southern University, was named interim dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at the university. Dr. Adams joined the faculty at Texas Southern in 1983.
Dr. Adams is a graduate of Tougaloo College in Mississippi, where he majored in political science. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from Atlanta University.