New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

Carol Lynnett Bennett, has been named assistant provost for diversity and inclusion at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She has been serving as assistant dean and director of diversity and inclusion at Truman State University in Missouri. She will begin her new duties on October 16.

Bennett holds a bachelor’s degree in Africana studies from Martin University in Indianapolis. She earned a master’s degree in African American studies from Indiana University and is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership and policy from the University of Missouri.

Cameron J. Hall has been named senior director of annual giving at the Texas Tech University System in Lubbock, Texas. Since May 2016, he has served as director of annual giving at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.

Hall is a graduate of the University of Montevallo in Alabama, where he majored in political science.

Felecia Pittman is the new director of career services at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. She is a former chemist for Shell Oil and an educational consultant specializing in STEM fields.

Pittman earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Grambling State University in Louisiana. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and currently is pursuing a doctorate from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Edward Louis Hill Jr. was appointed vice president for academic affairs and strategic initiatives at Wilberforce University in Ohio. He is the former dean of the College of Education and associate professor of educational leadership at Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen.

Dr. Hill is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta. He earned an educational doctorate at South Carolina State University.

Stephanie Sims is the new director of the University Museum and Cultural Center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She was the personal archivist for former President Bill Clinton.

Sims obtained a bachelor’s degree in visual arts at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She holds a master’s degree in public history from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Janae Due was appointed assistant director of the Anderson Freeman Resource Center at Middlebury College in Vermont. The center is focused on serving the needs of students from traditionally underrepresented groups. Due was the equity and social justice coordinator at the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity at Iowa State University.

Due holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and women’s and gender studies from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She earned a master’s degree in student affairs from Iowa State University.

Jocelyn Imani wsa appointed assistant dean for graduate student recruitment at Fisk University in Nashville. Dr. Imani previously served as research and curatorial assistant with the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

Dr. Imani is a third-generation graduate of Fisk University. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Howard University in Washington, D.C.


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