Archive for December, 2020

Massasoit Community College — President

Massasoit Community College — President

We seek a visionary leader, who is politically astute, and possesses exceptional advocacy, communication, and team building skills to lead us in reimaging how we can more effectively meet the needs of our students and the communities we serve.

California State University, Fresno  — Dean, Craig School of Business

California State University, Fresno — Dean, Craig School of Business

The Dean is responsible for the quality and effectiveness of the academic programs within the School, as well as decisions related to faculty recruitment, research and sponsored programs, AACSB accreditation, development and fundraising, and resource and facility allocations.

California State University, Fresno  — Dean, College of Social Sciences

California State University, Fresno — Dean, College of Social Sciences

The Dean serves as the intellectual leader of the College, facilitating a positive environment for teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and service to the University and the community.

California State University, Fresno  — Dean, College of Arts and Humanities

California State University, Fresno — Dean, College of Arts and Humanities

The Dean is the senior academic and administrative officer of the College and is responsible for providing visionary leadership of the College’s strategic, operational, and financial matters.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Arizona State University  — Honors/Open Field/Open Rank

Arizona State University — Honors/Open Field/Open Rank

We seek to fill full-time, multi-year faculty positions whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar, with possible opportunities to teach an additional upper-level seminar in the faculty’s area of specialization.

In Memoriam: Theodore Carter DeLaney Jr., 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Theodore Carter DeLaney Jr., 1943-2020

In 1963, Theodore Carter DeLaney Jr. was hired as a janitor at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He became a full-time student in 1983. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1985 at the age of 42. After earning a Ph.D., in 1995, he joined the faculty at the university.

Large Group of Black Students Admitted Early to Harvard University

Large Group of Black Students Admitted Early to Harvard University

Harvard University accepted 747 students who applied early from a pool of more than 10,000 early applicants. African Americans constitute 16.6 percent of those admitted early, compared to 12.7 percent last year.

The University of Tennessee — Head of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The University of Tennessee — Head of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a visionary, strategically oriented individual to serve as professor and head of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Contra Costa Community College District  — Vice President, Business and Administrative Services

Contra Costa Community College District — Vice President, Business and Administrative Services

Serves as a campus Assistant Chief Executive Officer (CEO), overseeing budget development, fiscal operations, fiscal accountability, facilities management, major construction and renovation projects, campus information technology, central cashiering, bookstore, business office, campus human resources, campus payroll, campus accounting, custodial, food services, building grounds, maintenance, and other duties as assigned.

The 21 Historically Black Universities That Awarded Doctoral Degrees in 2019

The 21 Historically Black Universities That Awarded Doctoral Degrees in 2019

All told, 21 HBCUs awarded doctoral degrees in 2019. This is the same number of doctoral degree-granting institutions as five years ago in 2014. That year HBCUs awarded 448 doctoral degrees. In 2019, HBCUs gave out 437 doctorates.

Vernell Bennett-Fairs Named the Thirteenth President of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Vernell Bennett-Fairs Named the Thirteenth President of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Since 2016, Dr. Bennett-Fairs has been serving as vice president for student affairs at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. Earlier, she was vice president for student affairs at Kentucky State University.

Positive Identity Reinforcement at School Improves Black Students Academic Performance

Positive Identity Reinforcement at School Improves Black Students Academic Performance

A new longitudinal study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh shows that African American youth who receive positive messages about their racial group in school achieved better school grades one to two years later.

The Next Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama

The Next Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama

Dr. Schnavia Smith Hatcher has been serving as director of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Earlier, Dr. Hatcher was the founding director of the Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2012 to 2016.

UCLA Study Finds Stimulus Package Widened Racial Economic Inequality

UCLA Study Finds Stimulus Package Widened Racial Economic Inequality

The UCLA analysis of disparities in the distribution of Paycheck Protection Program Funds, when standardized on a per-resident basis, found that the federal loans supported 5.8 jobs per 100 residents in Black neighborhoods, compared with 8.1 per 100 residents in White communities.

Johnny Moore Appointed Chancellor of Arkansas State University-Newport

Johnny Moore Appointed Chancellor of Arkansas State University-Newport

Dr. Moore returns home to Arkansas after spending the last four years as president of Pierpont Community & Technical College in Fairmont, West Virginia. A native of Old Washington, Arkansas, he was president and CEO of Philander Smith College in Little Rock from 2012 to 2014.

University of Pennsylvania  — Chief of GI Surgery

University of Pennsylvania — Chief of GI Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in either the non-tenure clinician educator track or the tenure track.

Historically Black Claflin University in South Carolina to Start Pathway From Prison Program

Historically Black Claflin University in South Carolina to Start Pathway From Prison Program

Individuals incarcerated in South Carolina Department of Corrections facilities will soon be able to receive bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, psychology, or organizational management at no cost through a historic partnership with historically Black Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Named to New Posts

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Named to New Posts

Odis Johnson was named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University. Christopher Freeburg was named University Scholar at the University of Illinois, and Professor Ronald Williams was appointed chief of staff to the president of Columbus State University in Georgia.

Meharry Medical College Joins Forces to Boost Opportunities for Black Students

Meharry Medical College Joins Forces to Boost Opportunities for Black Students

Historically Black Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and the University of Memphis today announced a new multi-level collaboration to expand opportunities for education, training, and research for Black medical students and the communities they serve in West Tennessee.

Sabrina Cherry of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wins Peace Corps Award

Sabrina Cherry of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wins Peace Corps Award

The Franklin H. Williams Award recognizes ethnically diverse Peace Corps volunteers who have returned from their assignments and have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to civic engagement, service, diversity, inclusion, and world peace.

Central State University Enters Partnership With Missouri State University

Central State University Enters Partnership With Missouri State University

The agreement allows for Central State students to start taking graduate course work in their program of choice during their junior or senior year. After graduation, they transfer to Missouri State to complete their accelerated master’s degree program.

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nicoli Richardson was named a diversity coordinator at the University of Southern California. Jame’l Hodges is a new vice president at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, and Laquitha Bonds has been named vice president of human resources at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

In Memoriam: Walter Harris Jr., 1947-2020

In Memoriam: Walter Harris Jr., 1947-2020

In 2003, Dr. Harris came to Loyola as provost and vice president for academic affairs and served in that capacity through 2008.  He was provost at Loyola when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and helped students relocate to universities across the country.

James Madison University — Dean of The Graduate School

James Madison University — Dean of The Graduate School

JMU seeks a person with considerable experience in academic administration and graduate education, with a record of accomplishment in focusing on the welfare of students and the ability to work with others to achieve transformative change.

University of New Hampshire — Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of New Hampshire — Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

We seek an engaged faculty member who demonstrates strong potential to develop an internationally recognized research program in Microbial Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington — Director, Watson College of Education - Office of Student Advising

The University of North Carolina Wilmington — Director, Watson College of Education – Office of Student Advising

The primary purpose of the director position is to provide leadership Student Advising and Integrated Leadership, manage its workflow and ongoing operation, act as a liaison with other areas of campus, and maintain equitable and inclusive practices within all aspects of the work of the SAIL team.


Dominican University — President


Dominican University — President

Dominican seeks a caring, community-oriented leader with great vision, an unshakeable commitment to social justice and passion to ensure that Dominican University continues to realize its mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.

University of Nebraska at Omaha — Chancellor

University of Nebraska at Omaha — Chancellor

The Chancellor serves as UNO’s chief executive officer, exercises broad delegated authority, and is responsible for all aspects of campus administration including academic affairs, student success, athletics, and business and finance.

Carleton College — President

Carleton College — President

The College seeks an innovative and visionary leader to develop and execute a compelling and ambitious vision for Carleton’s future.

Shady Side Academy — Director of Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development

Shady Side Academy — Director of Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development

The Director of Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development will assume executive leadership of the school’s efforts to hire and develop a diverse, talented, and culturally competent faculty, administering and coordinating a year-round faculty recruitment program as well as the faculty search process.

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire  — Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Student Affairs

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire — Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Student Affairs

The Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Student Affairs will promote the development and success of students by providing strategic vision, leadership and direction for a wide range of programs that enhance the quality of life for all UW-Eau Claire and UWEC-Barron County students.

University of Redlands  — President

University of Redlands — President

The 12th president will have proven leadership experience and capabilities, will understand the opportunities and challenges confronting private higher education today and in the ever-evolving future, and will demonstrate a determination and the confidence to set aspirational goals and a bold agenda to advance the institution.

University of the Incarnate Word  — Assistant/Associate Professor of Health Administration

University of the Incarnate Word — Assistant/Associate Professor of Health Administration

The HEB School of Business and Administration is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor to join the faculty of its CAHME-accredited Graduate Program in Health Administration.