Three African American Women Appointed to University Dean Positions

Stacy Gee Hollins was named dean of the School of Business at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis. She was an associate professor and assistant dean at the School of Business at Maryville University in St. Louis.

Dr. Hollins is a graduate of Saint Louis University, where she majored in organizational communication. She earned an MBA at Fontbonne Univerity in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in educational technology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Stephanie Dance-Barnes was appointed dean of the College of Science and Health at DePaul University in Chicago. She served as the interim associate provost at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. Earlier, she was dean of lifelong learning for 10 years at Winston-Salem State.

Dr. Dance Barnes is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, where she majored in biology. She earned a Ph.D. at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. She was the first Black woman to receive a doctorate in cancer biology and toxicology at Wake Forest.

Isi Ero-Tolliver is the new interim dean of the School of Science at Hampton University in Virginia. She is an associate professor of biological sciences at the university.

Dr. Ero-Tolliver earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She earned a master’s degree at Jackson State University and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies in biological sciences and science education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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