Appointments

A Trio of African American Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Universities

A Trio of African American Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Universities

The new deans are Michelle Ferrier in the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University, David S. Hood at University College at Montclair State University in New Jersey, and Pamela Holland Obiomon at the College of Engineering of Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

College of the Holy Cross Scholar Wins Book Award From the World History Association

College of the Holy Cross Scholar Wins Book Award From the World History Association

Lorelle Semley, an associate professor of history at th College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, will share the Bentley Book Prize from the World History Association. Dr. Semley’s book, described by a reviewer as a “staple of reading lists for years to come,” explores the meaning of citizenship for French colonial subjects of African descent.

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Appointed to new administrative posts are Wayne Knox at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, Adrianne Johnson-Williams at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Jacqueline Y. Powers at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, and Johnny C. Whitehead at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.

Fort Valley State University in Georgia Appoints Two Black Scholars to Dean Posts

Fort Valley State University in Georgia Appoints Two Black Scholars to Dean Posts

At Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Gregory Ford was appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Rebecca C. McMullen was named dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at the university.

Oakwood University's Aeolians Triumph at the World Choir Games

Oakwood University’s Aeolians Triumph at the World Choir Games

The Aeolians Choir of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, has performed throughout the world and has achieved tremendous success in national and international competitions. They recently added three gold medals from the World Choir Games to their trophy case.

University of Arkansas Scholar Edits Journal Issue on Developing Human Resources

University of Arkansas Scholar Edits Journal Issue on Developing Human Resources

Claretha Hughes, an associate professor of human resource and workforce development at the University of Arkansas, was honored by being selected to be the editor of the August issue of the journal Advances in Developing Human Resources.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Two African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments at HBCUs

Two African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments at HBCUs

April L. Jones was appointed chair of the department of social work at Tuskegee University in Alabama and Monique L. Akassi was named associate provost for faculty affairs at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida.

Two Black Male Scholars Appointed to Positions as Dean at State Universities

Two Black Male Scholars Appointed to Positions as Dean at State Universities

Peter Aghimien is the new dean of the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University in Houston and Lincoln Gibbs was named interim dean of the College of Health Professions at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Two African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

John Watson, an associate professor at American University in Washington, D.C., was honored by the National Association of Black Journalists and civil rights icon and former U.N. ambassador and mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young, will be honored by the Georgia Institute of Technology.

New Administrative Appointments for Seven African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Seven African Americans at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

James Meredith to Be Inducted Into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Ole Miss

James Meredith to Be Inducted Into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Ole Miss

In October 1962, James Meredith became the first African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Rioting occurred on campus resulting in two deaths. Now Meredith is receiving the highest honored bestowed by the Ole Miss Alumni Association.

Roberta Troy to Serve as Provost at Tuskegee University in Alabama

Roberta Troy to Serve as Provost at Tuskegee University in Alabama

Dr. Troy has been a member of the faculty at Tuskegee since 1999 and is the founding director of the Tuskegee University Health Disparities Institute for Research and Education.

A Trio of Black Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities in the South

A Trio of Black Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities in the South

Taking on new assignments are Coray Davis at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, Terrell L. Strayhorn at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee, and Lydia Thompson at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Two Black Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two Black Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Erin Berry-McCrea, a lecturer in the department of communications at Towson University in Maryland and Renee A. Middleton, dean of the College of Education at Ohio University in Athens.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Two African Americans Appointed Athletic Directors at HBCUs

Two African Americans Appointed Athletic Directors at HBCUs

Etienne M. Thomas was named director of athletics at Kentucky State University in Frankfort and George L. Bright is the new director of athletics at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.

New Assignments for Two African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for Two African American Faculty Members

Melissa Thomas-Hunt, a professor of management at Vanderbilt University in Nashville was given the added duties as faculty director for Moore College at the university. Marshall Brown was hired as an associate professor of architecture at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Two African American Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two African American Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Alicia Nails, a lecturer in the department of communication at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Carolyn B. Murray, a professor of psychology at the University of California Riverside.

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

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

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Black Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Black Scholars

Taking on new roles are Sanyu Mojola at Princeton University in New Jersey, Hillary A. Potter at the University of Colorado, Echol Nix Jr. at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Tiffany A. Flowers at Georgia State University Perimeter College, and Kimya Dennis at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The First Black Woman Inducted Into the National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame

The First Black Woman Inducted Into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame

Rene Revis Shingles, a professor in the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences at Central Michigan University, was elected into the Hall of Fame of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. She is the first African American woman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are Greg Hunley at Mississsippi University for Women, Janet Wormack at Houston Community College in Texas, Tommye Sutton at the University of Virginia, Sheriah Dixon at Syracuse University and Crystal L. Wheeler at Howard University.

University of Missouri Names Building After a Black Woman It Had Rejected for Admission in 1939

University of Missouri Names Building After a Black Woman It Had Rejected for Admission in 1939

In 1939, Lucile Bluford, who had worked as a journalist for several newspapers, applied for admission to the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She was accepted for admission but later was turned away when university officials saw the color of her skin.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Newly appointed to dean posts are Terrence Blackman at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, Elaine M. O’Neal at North Carolina Central University, Marshall F. Stevenson Jr. at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Larry Gladney at Yale University.

Two African American Faculty Members to Serve as Chief Diversity Officers

Two African American Faculty Members to Serve as Chief Diversity Officers

Ronnie A. Dunn, an associate professor of urban affairs at Cleveland State University, and Keith A. Alford, an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Syracuse University in New York, will both be serving as their university’s chief diversity officers.

M. Shawn Copeland Honored for a Lifetime of Distinguished Theological Achievement

M. Shawn Copeland Honored for a Lifetime of Distinguished Theological Achievement

M. Shawn Copeland, professor of theology at Boston College, received the John Courtney Murray Award from the Catholic Theological Society of America. She is the first African American to receive the award.

Ten African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Scholarship at Vanderbilt University Honors Rev. James Lawson

New Scholarship at Vanderbilt University Honors Rev. James Lawson

Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. was a leading figure in the civil rights movement and an associate of Martin Luther King Jr. The new scholarships will be given to students from underrepresented groups who have shown a commitment to civil rights and social justice.

The First African American Poet Laureate of the State of North Carolina

The First African American Poet Laureate of the State of North Carolina

Jaki Shelton Green, an instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, was named the ninth poet laureate of the state of North Carolina. She is the third woman and the first African American to hold the position.

Esther Jones Will Be the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty at Clark University

Esther Jones Will Be the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty at Clark University

Dr. Jones joined the faculty at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 2009 and held the E. Franklin Frazier Chair of African American Literature. She was also the inaugural director of the Africana studies program at the university.

Two African American Men Named Athletic Director at Major Universities

Two African American Men Named Athletic Director at Major Universities

Terrance J. Turney was appointed director of athletics at Fresno State University in California and Damon Evans was named director of athletics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Seven Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Seven Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Amy Freeman at Penn State, Juana Mendenhall at Morehouse College, Cynthia Blair at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Lawrence Bobo at Harvard University, Princess U II Imoukhuede at Washington University, Dwana Waugh at Sweet Briar College, and Diane Edison at Hollins University.

Johns Hopkins University Scholar Wins the $50,000 Hiett Prize in the Humanities

Johns Hopkins University Scholar Wins the $50,000 Hiett Prize in the Humanities

Chris Lebron, an associate professor of philosophy, is the winner of the award that recognizes “ascending” scholars whose are “devoted to the humanities and whose work shows extraordinary promise to have a significant impact on contemporary culture.”

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

A Trio of African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Trio of African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Anthony C. Nelson has been chosen as the next dean of the School of Business at North Carolina Central University. George H. Stroud was appointed dean of students at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and Lemuel W. Watson was named dean of the School of Education at Indiana University.