Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven African Americans to Administrative Posts

Roberto E. Bryan Jr. was appointed associate vice chancellor for police and public safety and chief of police at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. After a 22-year career with the Drug Enforcement Administration, he joined the Fayetteville Police Department in 2019.

Bryan holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He is completing work on a master’s degree in criminal justice from Fayetteville State University.

Alycia Marshall was appointed vice president of academic and student success at the Community College of Philadelphia. She has been serving as a professor of mathematics and associate vice president for learning and academic affairs at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland, where she has worked for 22 years.

Dr. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she majored in mathematics. She holds a master’s degree from Bowie State University in Maryland and a Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Maryland College Park.

Gloria Walker will be the next chief financial officer and vice president for administration at Florida A&M University. She has served as vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer at the University of New Orleans since January 2020. Prior to her tenure in New Orleans, Dr. Walker was vice president for finance and administration at Cowley College in Kansas.

Dr. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Houston. She earned an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and a doctoral degree in higher education administration from Northeastern University in Boston.

Ronald Gray was named vice president of student life at Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York, effective July 1. He has been serving as vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Felician University in Rutherford, New Jersey.

Dr. Gray is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. He holds a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo of the State Univerity of New York System and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Alayna Hayes has been named assistant provost and senior director of the Career Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She will begin her new role on June 15. Hayes has been serving as the senior director of life design-diversity, equity, and inclusion at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Dr. Hayes earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Florida A&M University. She holds an educational doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.

Brian James has been named chief of police for the University of North Carolina. He has been serving as chief of police for the city of Greensboro, North Carolina. He was on the Greensboro police force for 26 years.

James s a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, where he majored in business administration. He holds an MBA from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, North Carolina.

Amanda Slaughter was appointed vice president for enrollment management at Bethel University in Mishawaka, Indiana. She most recently was associate vice president of university enrollment at Biola University in La Mirada, California.

Slaughter holds a bachelor’s degree from Biola University and a master’s degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.


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