Six African Americans Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts at Universities

Angela Jones has been named vice president for advancement and executive director of the Eastern Washington University Foundation. She had been serving as chief of staff for the university’s president since July 2016 and most recently as interim vice president for advancement.

Jones is a graduate of Washington State University, where she majored in English and language arts education. She holds a master’s degree in communications from Eastern Washington University and a law degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

Joseph Ballard II was appointed director/coordinator of diversity retention and recruitment for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resources Sciences at the University of Minnesota. He worked in the Office of Minority Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ballard received a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in marketing and management. He holds a master’s degree in adult and higher education administration from the University of Oklahoma.

Kim LeDuff was promoted to vice president for academic engagement at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. She is the former associate vice provost of University College. Before coming to the University of West Florida in 2013,  Dr. LeDuff was an associate professor in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi.

A graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans, Dr. LeDuff earned a master’s degree at the University of Maryland, College Park and a Ph.D. in mass communication from Indiana University.

Anika Mitchell Perkins was promoted to interim executive director of university relations at the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. She has been serving as associate director. She has been on the staff at the university for 18 years.

Perkins is a graduate of the Mississippi University for Women, where she majored in journalism and mass communication. She is completing work on a master’s degree at Kent State University in Ohio.

Pamela Goines is the new director of Accessibility Resources at the Blue Ash College campus of the University of Cincinnati. For the past three years, Goines was manager of disability services for Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

Goines is a graduate of Tennessee State University, where she majored in finance and economics. She holds a master’s degree in special education from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a master’s degree in administrative specialist licensure from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Wanda Fleming was named director of human resources at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. Previously, she was human resources director for the Clairborne County School District and an administrator for the Jefferson and Claiborne County hospitals.

Dr. Flemming is a graduate of Alcorn State University, where she majored in business administration. She holds a master’s degree from Jackson State University and a doctorate from Walden University.


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  1. Terry Jones says:

    Congratulations ! Outstanding achievements!

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