Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Universities

Darryl Gardner was named senior director of academic student affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit. In this role, Dr. Gardner will lead the division’s student success strategic initiatives. He has been serving as director of the Office of Student Success and Operational Excellence.

Dr. Gardner holds a  bachelor’s degree in mathematics, a master’s degree in instructional technology, and a Ph.D. in evaluation and research, all from Wayne State University.

Tameka Bradley Hobbs is the inaugural executive director of the A. Philip Randolph Institute for Law, Race, Social Justice, and Economic Policy at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida. She was associate provost for academic affairs overseeing student success and career development at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens.

Dr. Hobbs is a graduate of Florida A&M University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in U.S. history and historical administration and public history from Florida State University.

Louis Perkins was appointed director of athletics at North Carolina Central University, effective June 1. Since 2020, he has been assistant vice president for development at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Earlier in his career, Dr. Perkins served as director of athletics at Delaware State University, Howard University, and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

A 1994 graduate of NCCU, where he played tennis, Dr. Perkins holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration and instructional media. He earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Delaware State University.

Satasha Green-Stephen has been named senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Since 2018, she has been serving as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. Earlier, Dr. Green-Stephen was associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the College of Education at Chicago State University.

Dr. Green-Stephen holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She earned a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin and a juris doctorate from the University of Illinois Chicago.

Shanna Parker has been named the director of Child Care Connections at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In this role, Parker is responsible for enrolling eligible students in a program that provides federal child care funding for low-income students, assisting students with finding resources to meet their childcare needs, and making student referrals for resources across campus.

Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in human development and family sciences from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She earned a master’s degree in business with a focus on human resources from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Herman Horton is the new chief of police for the Department of Public Safety at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Horton was the police chief for Hinds Community College – Utica campus. He is the former director of training for the Jackson Police Department.

Horton earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and police services as well as a master’s degree in criminology and justice services from Jackson State University.


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