A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Joyce Bylander was named interim dean at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, starting July 1. She will serve as dean for one year. Bylander retired in 2018 as vice president and dean of students at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

A graduate of Cleveland State University, Bylander began her career in higher education at the University of Charleston in West Virginia, where she also earned a master of public administration degree.

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick has been named dean of the Dacus Library and Pettus Archives at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, effective July 1. She has been serving as an associate librarian and associate professor at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

Kendrick earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Winthrop University and a master of library science degree from Clark Atlanta University.

Ian Williamson was appointed dean of the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. He has been serving as pro vice chancellor and dean of the Wellington School of Business and Government at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Dr. Williamson will begin his new role on January 1.

Dr. Williamson is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he majored in business. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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  1. Kaetrena Davis Kendrick says:

    Thank you so much for this!

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