Eight African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Teresa A. Miller has been named senior vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and chief diversity officer for the State University of New York. She has been serving as chief of staff at SUNY for the past year.

Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Duke University, a master of laws degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School.

Dawn Mitchell Harris has been named director of human resources at Southern University in Baton Rouge. She was a human resources specialist for the Higher Education Management Board at the Louisiana Board of Regents.

Harris holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern University, a master’s degree from Troy University in Alabama, and an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.

Stan Waddell has been named associate vice president and chief information officer at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He was associate vice president and CIO at the University of New Hampshire.

Dr. Waddell holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, a master of advanced studies degree from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. in information systems from Nova Southeastern University.

Renetta Garrison Tull has been named vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Tull has been serving as associate vice provost for strategic initiatives at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and as director of graduate and professional pipeline development and special assistant to the senior vice chancellor for the University System of Maryland.

Dr. Tull is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she majored in electrical engineering. She holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering with a focus on speech signal processing and a doctorate in speech science both from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Kellea Tibbs has been named director of alumni relations at Kentucky State University. She was assistant director of campus relations for the Ohio Alumni Association at Ohio University.

Tibbs is a graduate of Kent State University in Ohio where she majored in criminal justice.

Janice Branch Hall has been named the inaugural director of diversity and inclusion in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. She was assistant director for academic support and partnerships for the Office of Diversity and Community Relations in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee.

Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a master’s degree in management from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Tennessee.

Michael D. Page has been named director of external affairs for North Carolina Central University. Previously, he served as director of campus ministries at the university for a number of years.

Dr. Page is a graduate of North Carolina Central University where he majored in public administration. He holds a master of divinity degree from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a doctor of ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

Robert Chambers has been named associate vice president of community and government relations at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the legislative director for the Massachusetts’ House Committee on Ways and Means.

Chambers is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University where he majored in general studies with an emphasis on psychology.


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