National Institute on Aging

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nicoli Richardson was appointed deputy equity, equality opportunity, and Title IX coordinator in the Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX at the University of Southern California. She will focus on complying with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws for the School of Medicine and other health-related fields. Richardson was a senior investigator in USC’s former Office of Equity and Diversity after working for more than a decade as an attorney with experience in the medical and health care fields.

Richardson is a graduate of Stanford University, where she majored in English. She earned a juris doctorate at the University of Miami in Florida.

Jame’l Hodges has accepted an appointment as the new vice president for student success and engagement at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Hodges most recently served as associate vice president for student success and engagement at Virginia State University.

A graduate of Virginia State University, where he majored in English and mass communications, Dr. Hodges holds a master’s degree in education from Florida State University and an educational doctorate from the University of Southern California.

Laquitha Bonds has been named vice president of human resources at Milwaukee Area Technical College. For the past nine years, Bonds was director of talent operations at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin.

Bonds holds a bachelor’s degree in management and communications from Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin, and a master’s degree in management from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.


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  1. Laquitha Bonds says:

    Congrats Jame’l and Nicoli!! #yayus

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