Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

James D. Flowers is the new director of financial aid and veteran services at Tacoma Community College in Washington. For the past 21 years, Dr. Flowers has worked in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at the University of Washington in Seattle, most recently as associate director.

Dr. Flowers holds a bachelor’s degree in business education from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He earned a master’s degree in college student personnel from Indiana State University and an educational doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

Tasha Bibb has joined the Mississippi State University Office of Technology Management as a senior program manager in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach’s new office in Vicksburg. She is the former director of entrepreneurial development and ecosystem builder with Innovate Mississippi.

Bibb is a graduate of Mississippi College, where she majored in business administration and marketing. She holds an MBA from Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Trey Jones has been named assistant vice president for university advancement at West Virginia State University and vice president of the WVSU Foundation. He joined the university in July 2021, as the executive director of corporation and foundation relations.

A native of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management with a minor in business administration and sociology from North Carolina State University.

Nicole J. Johnson has been named vice president for student life at Rhodes College in Memphis, effective February 27. She has been serving as dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs at Goucher College in Baltimore. Before joining Goucher College in 2018, Johnson served as assistant dean and director of the office of student engagement at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.

Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in African American world studies from the University of Iowa. She holds a master’s degree in college student personnel from Arkansas Tech University and is a Ph.D. candidate in the higher education program at Virginia Tech.

Dominique Harrison has been named director of undergraduate admissions at North Carolina A&T State University. Since 2020, he has been director of undergraduate recruitment and admissions at Norfolk State University in Virginia. Earlier, he was senior associate director for diversity initiatives in the Office of Admissions at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Harrison earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies with a minor in African American studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He holds a master’s degree in adult higher education from North Carolina A&T State University.


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