Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Kareem S. Mumford has been appointed director of communications and marketing for the School of Arts & Sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He was the director of marketing and communications for Baruch College of the City University of New York. Earlier, Mumford was manager of marketing and internal communications at the CUNY School of Professional Studies.

Mumford earned his bachelor’s degree from Virginia State University, where he majored in political science and minored in English. He received his master’s degree in corporate communication from Baruch College.

L. Simone Collins will join the Swarthmore  College in Pennsylvania on March 21 as the new director of counseling and psychological services. She has been serving as director of outreach and as a licensed psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2016.

Dr. Collins holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Central Arkansas.

Jeffrey Womble has taken on a new role as the senior advisor to the chancellor for stakeholder engagement at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. For the past decade, he has served as the associate vice chancellor for strategic communications at the university.

Womble is a graduate of Fayetteville State University, where he majored in English language and literature.

Tannette Elie is the new executive director of university relations at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She has been serving as a lecturer in communications at the university for 15 years and spent 19 years as a reporter and business columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Elie holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and a master’s degree in communication from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Tim H. Cox was promoted to dean of advising and co-curricular programs at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Dr. Coxnjoined Lafayette College in September 2019 as the associate sean of advising and co-curricular programs. Earlier, he was associate director of advising, outreach, and assessment at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Dr. Cox is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from Baruch College of the City University of New York, and a master’s degree in academic advising from Kansas State University. He earned his doctorate with concentrations in higher education and academic advising at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Tommy McMasters was named chief of police at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. He has been serving as deputy chief and police operations captain at North Carolina Central University.

McMasters holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Grand Canyon University.


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