Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Bill Means is the new director of Career Development Services at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. From 2014 to earlier this year, Means was the director of Career Services at Delaware State University. He is the former director of diversity and inclusion at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Means is a graduate of Tennessee State University, where he majored in psychology. He earned a master’s degree in education at North Carolina A&T State University and an educational doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Darrell B. McMillon was appointed chief information officer at Delaware State University, effective January 1. He has worked in that same capacity at the university since 2016 but did so under Elucian, a software and services contractor for higher education. Earlier, McMillon was the chief information officer at Camden County College in Blackwood, New Jersey.

McMillion holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix. He is currently pursuing an MBA from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Amber Williams will become the inaugural vice provost for student success at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville on January 1. She has been serving as assistant vice chancellor for academic services and enrollment management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Previously, Dr. Williams served for six years as director of admissions and associate dean for enrollment management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dr. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in communications studies at the University of Kansas. She received a master’s degree in leadership education and a doctorate in education and leadership studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Malik Washington was appointed director of  Penn Violence Prevention at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been serving as associate director and then interim director. He has concentrated his efforts on sexual assault prevention on fraternities and male athletes.

Washington is a 2010 graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C.


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