New Higher Education Administrative Appointments for Seven African American Women

Shari Clarke was named the inaugural vice president for diversity and inclusion at Eastern Washington University in Cheyney. Since 2014, she has served as vice provost for diversity and inclusion at Ohio University in Athens. Earlier, she served as vice president for multicultural affairs at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

Dr. Clark is a graduate of Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee. She earned a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Nebraska.

Teare Brewington was promoted to vice president for finance and management and chief financial officer at South Carolina State University. She is the first woman to hold the position. Since 2014, Brewington has served as university controller.

A certified public accountant, Brewington holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Akron in Ohio.

Karla Foster was promoted to director of the Black Cultural Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been serving in the post on an interim basis since last November. Foster joined the staff at the center in 2012.

Foster is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington. She holds a master’s degree in student affairs in higher education from Indiana State University.

Cheri Fisher Wilson is the new executive director of advancement and development at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. She has been working as a fundraising professional for the United Negro College Fund.

Wilson is a graduate of Oakwood University, where she majored in elementary and early childhood education. She holds a master’s degree in special education from La Sierra University in Riverside, California.

Charlene Johnson was appointed vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. She will also serve as the college’s director of athletics. Johnson is the former director of athletics at South Carolina State University.

Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education and a master’s degree in counselor education from South Carolina State University.

Kimberly Fair Reese was named executive director of the Office of University and Donor Events at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She has served a director of the annual fund and as assistant director of admissions at the university.

Reese is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University and has a certificate in fundraising management from Indiana University/Purdue University’s School of Philanthropy.

Felicia Blow is the new associate vice president for development and campaign director at Hampton University in Virginia. She has served as vice president for institutional advancement at Paul D. Camp Community College in Franklin, Virginia, and Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia.

Blow is a 1988 graduate of Hampton University, where she majored in media arts. She earned a master’s degree from Strayer University.


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