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New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for a Quartet of Black Americans

Ronald Howell has been named director of operations management in the College of Agriculture at Virginia State University. He was a special assistant and advisor to the secretary of agriculture and forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Howell holds a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and agricultural business operations from Virginia State University and a master’s degree in agricultural and extension education-community development from Virginia Tech.

Olufemi “Femi” Ogundele has been named assistant vice chancellor and director of undergraduate admissions at the University of California, Berkeley, effective this coming January. He currently serves as assistant dean for diversity outreach at Stanford University.

Ogundele holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in communication from Ithaca College in New York.

Dejah Carter has been named assistant director of the Women’s Community Center at Stanford University. She was a Greer Fellow at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at the University of Virginia.

Carter holds a bachelor’s degree in history and African American studies and a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from the University of Virginia.

Bryan Terry has been named the inaugural vice chancellor for enrollment management at Arkansas State University, effective in January. He currently serves as vice chancellor for enrollment management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Dr. Terry holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Illinois, an MBA from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri, a master’s degree in human resource management from Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, New Jersey, and a doctorate in higher education administration from Illinois State University.


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