Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Hector M. Molina has been named vice chancellor for information technology and telecommunications services at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. He will also hold the title of chief information officer. For the past seven years, Dr. Molina has been the deputy chief information officer at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Dr. Molina holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology, an MBA, a master’s degree in organizational leadership, and a doctorate of business administration.

Ashley Irvin was promoted to assistant vice president of marketing and communications at Xavier University in Louisiana. She joined the staff at the university in 2018 and most recently served as director of the marketing and communication department.

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

Wayne Henry Bryant was appointed director of human resources at Grambling State University in Louisiana. He was director of human resources at Southern University in Shreveport.

Bryant received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He holds a master’s degree in human relations and supervision from Louisiana Tech University.

Jennifer Jarvis was promoted to vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Queens College of the City University of New York. Since 2012, she has been assistant vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. Jarvis joined the staff at the college in 1995 as assistant director of student life.

Jarvis is a graduate of Manhattanville College in Harrison, New York. She holds a master’s degree in education from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Gerald D. Shields was named chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration at Kentucky State University. He has served in chief financial officer and vice president roles at Wiley College, Texas College, Talladega College, Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College, New River Community & Technical College, and Clark State Community College.

Dr. Shields earned a bachelor’s degree in financial management from California Miramar University. He holds a Ph.D. in ethics and creative leadership with a secondary concentration in public policy in social change from Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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