Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Suzanne C. Adair was appointed associate vice president for affirmative action at Pennsylvania State University. She has been serving as associate dean of the Graduate School at the university.

Dr. Adair is a graduate of Antioch College, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master of social work degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in educational theory and policy from Penn State.

Ryan Williams was appointed senior associate vice president for enrollment at Syracuse University in New York. He has served in this post on an interim basis since December. Earlier, he was associate vice president for enrollment management and director of scholarships and student aid.

Williams is a graduate of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. He holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Rochester.

Shander Adams was named commander of the Air Force ROTC program at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She is the first woman to lead the program.

Lt. Colonel Adams is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. She holds a master’s degree from Jackson State University.

Joy Haywood Moore has been named commencement director at Boston College in Massachusetts. She has been serving as associate vice president for alumni relations at the college. She joined the Advancement Office at the college in 2011.

Moore is a 1981 graduate of Boston College. She is the former deputy director of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

Aleshia Hall-Campbell was appointed executive director of the Institute for Child Nutrition at the University of Mississippi. For the past two years she has been acting director of the institute and previously was the associate director.

Dr. Hall-Campbell is a graduate of Jackson State University in Mississippi. She holds a master of public health degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and a doctorate in higher education leadership from the University of Mississippi.

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