Universities Announce the Appointment of Four African Americans to Administrative Posts

Ashley Irvin was appointed director of marketing and communications at Xavier University in New Orleans. She joined the university in 2018 and has served as acting director since April. Earlier, she was a communications officer for the City of New Orleans.

Irvin holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Loyola University in New Orleans and an MBA from the University of New Orleans.

Lamont Sullivan has been promoted to assistant vice president for advancement and alumni development at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina. He previously served as director of alumni engagement for North Greenville University.

Sullivan earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and a master of ministry degree at North Greenville University.

Starsha Jamerson was appointed director of the Mississippi Migrant Education Service Center at Mississippi State University. The Mississippi Migrant Education Service Center offers supplemental and supportive educational services to ensure that migrant children in the state have access to all public education opportunities. Jamerson joined the staff at the center in 2016 as an educational services coordinator.

A native of Illinois, Jamerson holds a master of public policy and administration degree from Mississippi State University.

DeOnte Brown is the new director of the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement at Florida State University. He will also serve as assistant dean of undergraduate studies. Brown has been serving as the assistant dean of students at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Brown earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He is completing work on a doctorate at Clemson University.


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