A Quartet of African Americans Assuming New Administrative Posts at Universities

Sheryl Haydel is the new director of communications and marketing at Dillard University in New Orleans. A former newspaper report, Dr. Haydel was an assistant professor in the department of communications at Xavier University in New Orleans from 2008 until 2017.

Dr. Haydel is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University. She holds a master degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in mass communication and journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Renarde D. Earl was appointed associate vice chancellor for police and public safety at North Carolina Central University in Durham. He was director of campus police and public safety for Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Earl is a graduate of North Carolina Central University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Jermaine Wright was named interim associate dean of special programs at the City University of New York. He was the director of the CUNY Black Male Initiative. Earlier in his career, Dr. Wright was regional program manager for the Urban Youth Empowerment Program of the National Urban League.

Dr. Wright is a graduate of Binghamton University in New York, where he majored in political science and sociology. He holds a master of public administration degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and a Ph.D. in public administration from Rutgers University-Newark.

Allia L. Carter was appointed vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond. She was vice president for enrollment management and undergraduate studies at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Dr. Carter is a graduate of Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. She holds a master’s degree in education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.


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