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

Nicholas Alton Lewis was named associate vice president for academic initiatives and associate dean at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He has been serving as senior associate dean and special advisor to the president for strategic engagement at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

Lewis holds a bachelor of fine arts degree and a master’s degree in music in clarinet performance from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He holds a master of divinity degree from Yale Divinity School.

Felicia McCree is the new senior director of prospect management in the business intelligence unit of university advancement at Washington University in St Louis. She was executive director of advancement services at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Earlier, she was the director of advancement services and prospect management at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.

McCree holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana and a certificate in project management strategy from the University of Chicago.

Rod Isom has been promoted to chief audit risk and compliance officer at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He joined the university in 2014 as an auditor in the internal audit department and in 2016 was appointed audit manager.

Isom has and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. He earned a master’s degree in accountancy from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Gay-linn E. Gatewood-Jasho has been promoted to executive director of the  Office of University History, Traditions, and Ceremonials at Clark Atlanta University. She has been serving as senior director of the Office of Alumni Relations. She has been on the staff at the university since 1986.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Gatewood-Jasho, is a graduate of what was then Clark College, where she majored in mass communications. She earned a master’s degree in counseling and human development at Clark Atlanta University.

Tashia L. Bradley was appointed chief operating officer and vice president for administration at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. Dr. Bradley was the executive vice president at Wilberforce University in Ohio.

Dr. Bradley is a graduate of Florida A&M University. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.

Nicole James Lucas is the new associate vice chancellor for institutional effectiveness, research, and planning at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Most recently, Dr. Lucas was the interim director for institutional effectiveness. Earlier, Dr. Lucas served for five years as chair of the sociology department.

Dr. Lucas is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.


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