Colleges and Universities Announce the Hiring of Five African American Administrators

Danielle Sims Brooks is the new vice president for student development and enrollment management at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. She has been serving as assistant vice president for student affairs at Jefferson Community and Technical College in Louisville.

Brooks holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tennessee State University. She earned a master’s degree in education administration and supervision from Lipscomb University in Nashville and is currently pursuing an educational doctorate at Western Kentucky University.

Horace D. Ballard was named the Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Associate Curator of American Art at the Harvard Art Museums. He was the curator of American art at the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamtown, Massachusetts.

Dr. Ballard holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and American studies from the University of Virginia. He earned a master’s degree in religion and visual culture from the Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in American studies and American visual culture from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Camaron Loritts was appointed assistant director of the Center for Research, Engagement and Collaboration in African American Life at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is a second-year Ph.D. student in educational studies, with a concentration in cultural foundations at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Loritts holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in women’s and gender studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Rondall E. Allen is the new interim vice president for strategic initiatives at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Since 2015, he had been serving as dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at the university.

Dr. Allen earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Florida A&M University. He holds a pharmacy doctorate from Xavier University of Louisiana

Dominique Moye was named director of Black House at California State University, Northridge. Black House is a student resource that supports and encourages student learning and achievement in Black and African-American culture. It holds events, provides employment and learning opportunities, and offers clubs and organizations that connect students.

Moye is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in sociology. She holds a master’s degree in educational counseling from the University of Southern California.


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  1. Xuri Mauricee Allen, PhD says:

    Congratulations on your appointment, Dr. Ballard! Fellow Black male UVA English alum here (’87) extending best wishes in your role as the Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Associate Curator of American Art at the Harvard Art Museums. WAHOOWA!

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