Three Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Angela Williams, assistant vice chancellor and executive director of the Career Development Center at the University of Arkansas, is leaving the Division of Student Affairs and taking a new role as teaching assistant professor in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the university. She has been the director of the Career Development Center since 2011.

Dr. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in counseling education, and a doctorate in adult education, all from the University of Arkansas.

Lt. Gen. Leslie C. Smith will serve as the W.E. Carter Chair of Leadership in the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University after finishing a 38-year Army career. He recently completed his tenure as the 66th Inspector General of the Army.

General Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Georgia Southern University. He earned a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in national security strategy from the National Defense University.

Rosemary Nabaweesi was appointed to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Endowed Chair of Health Policy in the Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Nabaweesi comes to Meharry from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she served for seven years as an assistant professor of pediatrics and five years as an adjunct assistant professor for health policy and management.

Dr. Nabaweesi earned her medical degree at the Makerere University School of Medicine in Uganda. She holds a master of public health degree with a concentration in reproductive and population health and a doctorate in health policy management from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.


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