Two African American Men Appointed to Positions as Deans

Donald Easton-Brooks is the new dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. From 2015 to 2019, he was the dean of the School of Education at the University of South Dakota. Dr. Easton-Brooks previously was dean of the Colleges of Business and Education at Eastern Oregon University from 2013-2015, and was an associate dean in the School of Education from 2010-2013 at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Dean Easton-Brooks earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Greenville University in Illinois. He holds a master’s degree in early childhood special education and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Richard C. Miller is now serving as interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. He recently retired from his position as vice provost at Western Kentucky University. Earlier in his career, Dr. Miller was senior vice president for academic affairs at Benedict College.

Dr. Miller is a graduate of Ithaca College in New York. He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants and played minor league baseball. After an injury, he returned to Ithaca College to earn a master’s degree in health and physical education. He later received a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Springfield College in Massachusetts.


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