Six African Americans Named to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Lorraine Goffe has been named vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer at Pennsylvania State University. She most recently served as vice president for human resources at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Goffe holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri, and an MBA from National University.

Trishana Bowden has been appointed vice president for university advancement and alumni relations at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She will also serve as president of the George Mason University Foundation. She was vice president of advancement at Goucher College in Baltimore.

Bowden holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication/media studies from Towson University in Maryland.

Karen Chance Mercurius has been named associate vice president for alumni and constituent relations at the University of Rochester. She currently serves as the director of alumni relations at Harvard Law School.

Dr. Chance Mercurius holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Africana studies and a master’s degree in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned a master’s degree in human development and a Ph.D. in organizational development and change both from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.

Shaniqua Crawford has been named Title IX coordinator at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. She previously served as deputy Title IX coordinator investigator at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Crawford holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from Georgia Southern University and a law degree from Ohio Northern University.

Tyrone Carr has been named interim director of the LGBT Center at Ohio University. He has been employed at Ohio University since 1991, most recently serving as executive director of the Interlink Alliance and special assistant to the vice president for diversity and inclusion.

Carr holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Ohio University.

Steve Prince has been named director of engagement and distinguished artist in residence at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has held various roles in art and education including university professor, K-12 teacher, and church youth director.

Prince holds a bachelor of fine arts from Xavier University of Louisiana and a master of fine arts degree in printmaking and sculpture from Michigan State University.


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