Six African Americans Who Have Been Selected to Serve in Higher Education Adminitrative Roles

Antwan Lofton has been named vice president for human resources at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He has served as the interim vice president for human resources since April 2022, while also serving as the assistant vice president for staff and labor relations and staff and family programs since 2017.

Lofton is a graduate of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned a master’s degree at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Mya Jolly is the new director of public relations at Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama. Before joining Miles College, Jolly worked for the community engagement firm CBG Strategies and at a public relations firm in Detroit.

Jolly is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she majored in communication with a public relations concentration and minored in political science.

Timothy A. Minor has been named interim vice chancellor for strategic partnerships at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He was vice president for development for the University of North Carolina System. Minor served as associate vice chancellor for university advancement at North Carolina A&T from 2008 to 2013.

Minor holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned a master of public affairs degree with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Lisa McClinton has been named the vice chancellor for finance and administration at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, effective April 1. She has been serving as vice chancellor for business and finance at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. Earlier, she was associate vice chancellor for finance at the University North Carolina School of the Arts.

McClinton received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and management information systems from Winston-Salem State University and a master’s degree in accounting and financial management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

Jessica Madison is the new executive director of strategic communications and marketing at Alabama State University in Montgomery. She was the assistant athletic director for development and marketing at the university. Earlier, she held positions with NASCAR, Arena Football, and the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream.

Madison earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in sport management from Troy University in Alabama. She is completing work on a doctorate through Walden University.

Marcus Byrd was appointed director of financial aid at Alabama A&M University. He was the director of financial aid at Coppin State University in Baltimore.

Byrd earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA with a concentration in management information systems from Alabama A&M University.


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