Universities Announce the Appointments of Four African American Administrators

Kevin Hoult has been promoted to associate vice president of auxiliary and business services in the Division of Finance and Administration at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. He previously served as director of housing and residence life at Jacksonville State for 13 years before becoming executive director of university housing at Auburn University in Alabama in 2015.

Dr. Hoult earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling with a concentration in college student personnel at Jacksonville State University. He earned a doctorate in educational leadership with a concentration in higher education from Argosy University.

Dawn M. Nail has been named interim associate vice provost for enrollment management and head of undergraduate admissions at North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Nail has led the university’s Center for Academic Excellence, a position she held since February 2020 after serving as associate director for two years. Earlier, she was associate director of undergraduate admissions at the university.

Dr. Nail earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from North Carolina A&T State University. She holds a master’s degree in corporate communication from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and a doctorate in educational leadership and management from Capella University.

Steven Byrd has joined the Xavier University of Louisiana family as the director of counseling and wellness. He is a licensed clinical social worker and adjunct professor at Southern University-New Orleans.

Dr. Byrd is a graduate of Louisiana State University, where he majored in criminal justice. He holds a master of social work degree from Southern University-New Orleans and a doctorate of behavioral health degree from the Cummings Graduate Institute in Tempe, Arizona.

Victoria Nichols was promoted to assistant vice president of enrollment management at Virginia Union University in Richmond. She joined the staff at the university in 2021 as director of admissions. Earlier, she was assistant director of recruitment at Virginia State University.

Nichols earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Virginia State University and a master’s degree in educational management from Strayer University.

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