Four African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Admnistrative Posts in Higher Education

LaNiece R. Tyree is the new assistant vice president in the Office of Auxiliary Enterprises at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is the former director of auxiliary services and event management for Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland.

Tyree is a graduate of the University of Florida. She holds a master of public administration degree in human resources and nonprofit management from the University of West Florida in Pensacola.

Sonel Y. Shropshire has joined Delaware State University as associate vice president of the Global Institute on Equity, Inclusion and Civil Rights. He has been serving as president of Academic Network Consulting. He has held assistant dean positions at UCLA, Loyola Marymount University, and Texas Wesleyan University.

Shropshire is a graduate of Delaware State Univesity, where he majored in history. He holds a juris doctorate from the University of Florida.

Amikaeyla Gaston was named director of recruitment for the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. An award-winning jazz vocalist, Gaston is the founder of The International Cultural Arts and Healing Sciences Institute, as well as serving as executive director for World Trust Educational Services.

Gaston is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she majored in neuroscience.

Angela B. Abraham was appointed director of eye care services for University Health at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She was the director of eye area services at the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She also served as the diversity and inclusion liaison and clinical assistant professor at the New England College of Optometry in Boston.

Dr. Abraham earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She holds a doctorate in optometry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry.


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