Four Black Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Allyson L. Watson has been named dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University. She was dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

Dr. Watson is a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. She holds a master’s degree and doctoral degree both in educational administration, curriculum, and supervision from the University of Oklahoma.

Stephanie G. Adams has been named dean of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. She currently serves as a professor of management and systems engineering and dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering & Technology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Adams is an honors graduate of North Carolina A&T State University where she majored in mechanical engineering. She holds a master of engineering degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary engineering from Texas A&M University.

Alicia Golston has been promoted to dean of students at Rhodes College in Memphis. She has served as the college’s associate dean of students since 2017.

Dr. Golston holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree both in sociology from the University of Memphis and a doctorate in educational leadership from Western Kentucky University.

Kristina Odejimi was appointed dean of students at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She has been serving as the dean of students at St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock, Virginia, a position she has held since 2014. Earlier, Dr. Odejimi held administrative posts at the University of Virginia and the University of Arkansas.

Dr. Odejimi is a graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in educational leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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  1. GRETA MARTIN says:

    Good day,
    WRONG TITLE.
    It should be written as follows: Four Successful Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans.
    End of the story

  2. Arnett Moore says:

    Congratulations to these four prominent women of color. Their respective institutions will be better off because of them!

  3. Teresa Shakespeare says:

    Salute to these great women. We need more of us in the position of leadership. They are all a true inspiration for me.

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