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Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Curtis Burton was promoted to assistant dean of students at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He had been serving as assistant director of student engagement in the Office of Student Engagement at the historically Black educational institution.

Originally from East Saint Louis, Illinois, Curtis earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Lincoln University and a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Toledo in Ohio.

Tracy Worthy was appointed chief human resources officer at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She was the director of talent acquisition at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Worthy graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She earned a master of public administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and is currently enrolled in the doctorate in business administration program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

J. Rex Tolliver was named the next vice president of student affairs and academic support at the University of South Carolina, effective August 22. He has been serving as vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Tolliver earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master of public administration degree from Louisiana State University. He holds a juris doctorate from the Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Joy Hill was named director of human resources and talent management at Virginia Union University in Richmond. Earlier, she held human resource positions at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, and Virginia State University.

Hill is a graduate of Virginia Union University, where she majored in social work. She holds a master’s degree in human resource management from Capella University.

Constance Cannon Frazier is the new chief of staff and special assistant to the president at Dillard University in New Orleans. Previously, Frazier served as chief operating officer and briefly as chief executive officer of the American Advertising Federation.

Frazier earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She holds an MBA from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Hampton Cantrell has been named chief of campus security and parking services at the California Institute of Technology, effective August 22. He has been serving as the executive director of public safety at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. Prior to his appointment at Saint Mary’s, Cantrell was the associate vice president of public safety at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles from 2008 to 2019.

Cantrell earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Irvine. He holds a juris doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.

A. Roxanne Gregg has been appointed executive director of the University of Notre Dame’s TRIO programs. She held a similar position at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Gregg earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and an MBA in management and human resources from the Indiana Institute of Technology.


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