New Administrative Duties for Six African Americans in Higher Education

Harriet Hobbs was named vice president of institutional effectiveness at Clinton College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She is the former director of assessment systems and university accreditation at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Hobbs is a graduate of Mount Olive College in North Carolina. She earned a master of public administration degree from Walden University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Joshua E. Humbert was appointed vice president for institutional advancement at Coppin State University in Baltimore. He was director of philanthropic strategies for The Center for Financial Planning.

Humbert is a graduate of Norfolk State University in Virginia, where he majored in political science. He holds a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Travis Chambers was named assistant dean for administration and finance at the law school of Georgia State Univerity. Earlier, he worked in fiscal management at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Agnes Scott College, Kennesaw State University, and the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

A native of Decatur, Georgia, Chambers earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Georgia Tech and an MBA from the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.

Tonya G. McCall is the new director of the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension at Mississippi State University. She was associate director of the center.

McCall holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Louisiana Tech University. She is currently studying for a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering at Mississippi State University.

Branville Bard Jr. has been selected as Johns Hopkins’ new vice president for public safety. He will begin his new duties on August 30. Since 2017, he has served as commissioner of the police department in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the former chief of the Philadelphia Housing Authority Police Department.

Dr. Bard received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania. He holds a master’s degree in criminal justice and a doctorate in public administration from Valdosta State University in Georgia. He also holds a master’s degree in public safety management from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

Ngozi F. Anachebe has been appointed to the position of vice dean for educational affairs at the School of Medicine at Wright State University in Ohio. She was the senior associate dean of admissions and student affairs at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Dr. Anachebe received a pharmacy doctorate from the Mercer University College of Pharmacy in Atlanta. She earned her medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine.


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