Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Stephen W. Fusi was appointed chief brand officer at North Carolina Central University in Durham. In this role, he will be responsible for creating and enhancing the university’s brand as a visual image, a clear message, and a promise of a consistent learning experience. Fusi was the managing director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Fusi obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Christina K. Brogdon has been selected as Michigan State University’s first vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer, effective June 1. Most recently, Brogdon served as vice chancellor for human resources at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Prior to that role, she served as chief human resources officer at the University of West Georgia, Radford University in Virginia, and Bluefield State College in West Virginia.

Brogdon is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where she majored in management. She holds an MBA from Averett University in Danville, Virginia.

Christine Lovely was named interim vice chancellor for budget and institutional analysis, finance, university resources, human resources, and administrative IT and business transformation at the University of California, Davis. She has been serving as chief human resources officer at the university.

Loverly is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She earned a juris doctorate at the University of California, Davis.

Tyron L. Clinton has been named acting director of the student success and retention programs at South Carolina State University. He was the associate director of TRiO Programs at the university.

Clinton earned a bachelor’s degree in social work at South Carolina State University and a master’s degree in professional counseling from Webster University in Missouri.

Pamela Baldwin was appointed associate dean of academic partnerships at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Most recently, the Hampton, Virginia, native served as the head of school/superintendent for Global Scholars Academy in Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Baldwin received a bachelor’s degree in biology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She holds a master’s degree in administration and supervision and a doctoral degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Antonio Fletcher is the new chief of police at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. Fletcher was the top law enforcement officer at Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin, Georgia.

Chief Fletcher holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in human services counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He earned a master of public safety administration degree from Columbus State University in Georgia.

Dena Freeman-Patton was appointed vice president and director for intercollegiate athletics at Morgan State University in Baltimore, effective June 1. She will be the first woman in the university’s 155-year history hired to lead its athletic operations. Freeman-Patton was associate vice president and director of athletics at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Freeman-Patton earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She later received a master’s degree in sports administration from Georgia State University.

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