Colleges and Universities Appoint Four African Americans to Administrative Positions

LaMar Bunts is the inaugural chief transformation officer at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The mission of the Tranformation Office at the college is to launch programs that build on Dartmouth’s strengths in creative ways and increase the institution’s financial resilience by finding new sources of revenue. Bunts was the chief revenue officer at Bitwise Industries, a Fresno, California-based education technology company.

Bunts is a graduate of Harvard University, where he majored in economics. He earned an MBA at the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University.

W. Rebecca Brown is the new chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration at Florida A&M University. Brown has been on the staff at the university for 24 years, serving most recently as assistant vice president for finance and administration in charge of business and auxiliary services.

Brown is a graduate of Florida A&M University.

Derrick Robertson has been named associate vice president and executive director of admissions and enrollment management services at Talladega College in Alabama. Prior to his arrival at Talladega College, Robertson served as senior director of undergraduate admissions at Northern Kentucky University. Earlier, he was director of recruitment for the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati.

A native of Opelousas, Louisiana, Robertson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and a juris doctorate from the Southern University Law Center.

Jackie K. Brockington Jr. was appointed registrar at Delaware State University. Prior to his arrival at Delaware State University, Brockington served as the associate dean of enrollment services for York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He was registrar there from 2016 to 2019.

Brockington has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance and an MBA, both from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.


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