Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Mikki Allen has been named the next director of athletics at Tennessee State University in Nashville. Dr. Allen comes to TSU after 11 years in sports administration, including his most recent position as the assistant director of athletics for player relations and development at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Allen, a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, received a bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2001. He earned a master’s degree in sports administration from Tennessee State University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.

Doneisha Posey was appointed vice president of diversity, equity, and belonging at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. Posey most recently served at the college’s executive director of Employee Diversity, Equity and Belonging. Prior to Ivy Tech, Posey served as deputy director and general counsel of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. She also serves as an adjunct professor at the McKinney School of Law of Indiana University.

Posey is a graduate of Marian University in Indianapolis. She earned a juris doctorate at Indiana University.

TaJuan Wilson was selected to be the inaugural associate vice president for inclusive excellence at Georgia Southern University. He formerly served as special assistant for external relations and associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Wilson is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where he majored in political science and government. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from DeVry University and a doctorate in higher education administration and instructional leadership from Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri.

Joan Williams was appointed associate vice president for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Salisbury University in Maryland. Williams has served as the director of diversity and institutional equity at the University of North Alabama since 2013.

Williams is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she majored in business administration. She holds a master’s degree in community counseling from the University of North Alabama.


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