Three African Americans Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education
Filed in Resignations on November 18, 2016
D. R. Butler, the associate director of athletics for academics and intercollegiate athletics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has announced that he will step down on February 1. He has been on the staff at the university for more than a quarter century. He has also served as an adjunct professor teaching a high-level class in political administration.
Dr. Butler holds a doctorate in public administration from George Mason University.
Glenda Hammond, the director of the Upward Bound program at Michigan State University in East Lansing, has announced that she is retiring in December. Hammond has led the Upward Bound program at the university since 1981.
Hammond holds a master’s degree in education from Michigan State University.
Joy Karega, an assistant professor of rhetoric and composition at Oberlin College in Ohio has been dismissed from her faculty position following an investigation of her remarks regarding the nation of Israel. She had been placed on leave in August while the investigation took place.
The board of trustees said it made its decision because Dr. Karega failed “to meet the academic standards that Oberlin requires of its faculty” and for “failing to demonstrate intellectual honesty.”