Two African Americans Stepping Down From High-Level Administrative Posts at Universities

Marilyn Sanders Mobley, vice president for inclusion, diversity, and equal opportunity at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, has announced she will retire at the end of this academic year. She has been with the university since 2009 and is the first person to ever hold this position. As vice president, she created a Diversity Leadership Council, a campus-wide education program called Diversity 360, and the Trailblazer Project, which showcases the contributions of Case Western Reserve alumni and leaders of color. After taking a year-long sabbatical, she will return to her full-time faculty position as a tenured professor of English.

Dr. Mobley holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, a master’s degree in English from New York University, and a Ph.D. in English from Case Western Reserve University.

Alan Brangman, executive vice president and university treasurer at the University of Delaware, has announced he will retire in early 2019. He has held the position since 2016 and has overseen the construction of new residence halls and academic buildings during his tenure. Prior to this position, he served as the university’s associate vice president of facilities, real estate and auxiliary services for three years and as architect and campus planner. Brangman has also held positions at Howard University and Georgetown University. Additionally, he served on the Falls Church Virginia city council for four years and as mayor of the city for two years.

Brangman holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Cornell University and a master’s degree in leadership from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.


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