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Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to Higher Education Administrative Positions

Irish Spencer has been named assistant vice chancellor for corporate and foundation relations at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. She most recently co-chaired the $2.5 million fundraising capital campaign for The Carolina Theater in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Dr. Spencer is a graduate of  North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro. She holds a master’s degree from Tiffin University in Ohio and a doctorate from Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs.

Walter McCollum was named vice president for online learning at Miami Dade College in Florida. In his previous role, Dr. McCollum served as dean of student affairs at Walden University.

Dr. McCallom earned a Ph.D. in applied management decision sciences with a specialization in leadership and organizational change from Walden University.

Monique Guillory has been named as the new chief of staff and chief administrative officer at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. Since 2015, she has served as vice president for academic affairs at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey. She is the co-editor of Soul: Black Power, Politics and Pleasure (New York University Press, 1997).

Dr. Guillory is a New Orleans native who earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in rhetorical communication and English literature from Tulane University. She earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature and performance studies from New York University.

Lamar R. Hylton is the new vice president for student affairs at Kent State University in Ohio. Hylton has been serving as the interim vice president for student affairs since Sept. 16, 2019. Hylton joined Kent State on June 1, 2017, to serve as dean of students. Earlier, he served as the assistant vice provost for student affairs at the University of Minnesota for three years.

Dr. Hylton received a bachelor’s degree in vocal music-performance and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Morgan State University in Baltimore. He also holds a master’s degree in college student personnel from Ohio University.

Eruore Oboh is the new assistant dean for admissions and enrollment management at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Oboh has spent the last three years at the University of Tulsa College of Law in Oklahoma as the assistant director of admissions and diversity initiatives, admissions counselor, and outreach coordinator.

Oboh is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia and holds a clinical counseling master’s degree in industrial-organizational psychology from La Salle University in Philadelphia. She earned a juris doctorate at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Rhonda Moses was named associate vice president for enrollment management at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, effective July 1. She has been serving as dean of enrollment management at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Moses earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in education administration at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York. She holds a Ph.D. in higher education from Capella University.


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