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Three African American Women Who Were Appointed Deans

Neporcha Cone was appointed to serve as dean of the College of Education at Middle Tennessee State University, effective July 1. She is a professor of science education at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

Professor Cone is a graduate of Florida State University, where she majored in biology. She holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in science education from the University of South Florida.

Letitia Williams has been named associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Before her arrival at Morgan State, Dr. Williams served in multiple positions at the University of the District of Columbia, most recently as associate vice president and dean of students.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, where she majored in history. She holds a master’s degree in education policy and leadership and a Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Maryland College Park.

Mary Hill is the new dean of students at Voorhees University in Denmark, South Carolina. Hill also is the senior woman administrator in the athletics department. Previously, she worked at Delaware State University, South Carolina State University, and Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.

Hill holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling.


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