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Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

April R. Clark has been named associate vice president for institutional advancement at Talladega College in Alabama. She previously served as director of development for St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Clark earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications/public relations at Saint Augustine’s University. She holds a master’s degree in tourism administration from George Washington University.

Gerald L. Hector is the new senior vice president for administration and finance at the University of Central Florida. He was executive vice president and chief business officer at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Earlier in his career, Hector served in leadership roles at Cornell University and Ithaca College in New York.

Hector is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he majored in accounting. He holds a master’s degree in Christian thought from the Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Maurice A. Tyler was appointed vice president for information technology at Bowie State University in Maryland, effective January 4. Since 2018, he has been serving as the chief information officer at Cecil College in North East, Maryland.

Tyler holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in computer science from North Carolina A&T State University. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in information technology management from Indiana State University.

Qiana N. Wilson has been named the new director of the Equal Opportunity Office at the University of Georgia. For the past five years, she has served as general counsel at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville.

Wilson is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, where she majored in biology. She holds a master’s degree in law and a juris doctorate from the University of Arkansas.

Donell D. Maxie was promoted to director of communications and marketing at Mississippi Valley State University. For the past three years, he has served as a communications specialist at the university.

Maxie holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Delta State University in Mississippi. He earned a master’s degree in education from Strayer University and is scheduled to complete a master of Christian leadership and ministry degree from Grand Canyon University in May.


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