Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Brenda Faye Green was named associate vice president and library director at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She was the director of education, research, and clinical services for the Biomedical Libraries at Dartmouth College.

Green is a graduate of Mississippi University for Women and holds a master of library science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Carl Simien was appointed director of Black affairs for the department of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs at the University of Florida. He has been serving as the director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center at Western Illinois University.

Simien holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in theology from Valparaiso University in Indiana. He is completing work on a second master’s degree in college student personnel and higher education leadership at Western Illinois University.

G. Christine Taylor was appointed vice president and associate provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Alabama. She has been serving as vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where she majored in broadcast journalism. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Ohio University.

Kimberly Harrington is the new assistant director of public relations at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. She has 23 years of experience in journalism, serving most recently as the editor of The Pageland Progressive Journal in Pageland, South Carolina.

Harrington is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Stephan Moore was named vice chancellor of student engagement at Louisiana State University Alexandria. He has been serving as dean of student affairs at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Croix.

Moore is a graduate of Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, where he majored in family studies. He earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Argosy University and is completing work on a doctorate in educational leadership in higher education from Georgia Southern University.


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