Leadership

The New President of the College Sports Information Directors of America

The New President of the College Sports Information Directors of America

Rob Knox, the associate director for athletics communications at Towson University in Maryland was chosen to serve as the 64th president of the College Sports Information Directors of America. He is the second African American to serve as the organization’s leader.

The First African American Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy

The First African American Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy

Darryl A. Williams is the 60th superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He is the first African American to serve in this role in the 216-year history of the academy.

Ernest J. Grant Will Be the First Man to Lead the American Nurses Association

Ernest J. Grant Will Be the First Man to Lead the American Nurses Association

Dr. Grant is an internationally recognized burn care and fire safety expert and oversees the nationally acclaimed North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He also teaches at the university’s School of Nursing.

Jaffus Hardrick to Lead Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens

Jaffus Hardrick to Lead Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens

Dr. Hardrick will be the third person to serve as interim president of Florida Memorial University since August 2017 when Roslyn Artis left to become president of Benedict College in South Carolina.

The First Black Woman to Lead the American Medical Association

The First Black Woman to Lead the American Medical Association

Patrice Harris, a practicing psychiatrist and an adjunct assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University in Atlanta, was chosen as president-elect of the American Medical Association. In June 2019, she will become the first Black woman to lead the organization.

The Next President of Great Bay Community College in New Hampshire

The Next President of Great Bay Community College in New Hampshire

Dr. Morrice was vice provost at the University of Missouri in charge of enrollment management and strategic development. Earlier, he was the chief enrollment officer at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and associate vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Tanya Millner-Harlee to Lead Manchester Community College in Connecticut

Tanya Millner-Harlee to Lead Manchester Community College in Connecticut

Tanya Millner-Harlee is the interim Campus CEO of Manchester Community College in Connecticut. She is a professor of English and has been serving as interim dean of academic affairs at the college. She will serve while a search is conducted for an individual to fill the position on a permanent basis.

Carnegie Mellon University Program Aims to Increase Diversity in Pittsburgh's Corporate Suite

Carnegie Mellon University Program Aims to Increase Diversity in Pittsburgh’s Corporate Suite

African-Americans represent 24 percent of the population of Pittsburgh and 13 percent in Allegheny County, yet African-Americans represent less than 0.1 percent of executive leadership positions.

Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina, Appoints Leroy Staggers as President

Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina, Appoints Leroy Staggers as President

Dr. Staggers has worked at Morris College for more than a quarter century. He has served as interim president since June 2017 and earlier was dean of the college. Dr. Staggers will be installed as the permanent president of Morris College on July 1.

Darrell Cain Appointed President of Pierce College-Puyallup in Washington State

Darrell Cain Appointed President of Pierce College-Puyallup in Washington State

Dr. Cain has been serving as vice chancellor for student affairs for Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. When he takes office, Dr. Cain will be the first African American to serve as permanent president of the Puyallup campus.

Larry Johnson Appointed President of Phoenix College in Arizona

Larry Johnson Appointed President of Phoenix College in Arizona

Dr. Johnson has been serving as provost and chief academic officer at the Forest Park campus of St. Louis Community College. Earlier, he was associate dean for academic affairs at Broward College-South Campus in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Lily McNair Will Be the Eighth President of Tuskegee University in Alabama

Lily McNair Will Be the Eighth President of Tuskegee University in Alabama

Dr. McNair has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wagner College on Staten Island in New York City. When she takes office on July 1, Dr. McNair will be the first woman to lead Tuskegee University.

Tuskegee University Announces Two Finalists for President of the HBCU

Tuskegee University Announces Two Finalists for President of the HBCU

Tuskegee University, the historically Black educational institution in Alabama, has announced two finalists for the position of president: Lilly McNair, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wagner College in New York, and Jack Thomas, president of Western Illinois University in Macomb.

The First African American President of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle

The First African American President of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle

Raymond Tymas-Jones has been serving as associate vice president for the arts at the University of Utah. Previously, he served for 12 years as dean of the College of Fine Arts at the university.

Two African Americans Among the Four Finalists for President of St. Cloud State University

Two African Americans Among the Four Finalists for President of St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State University, located 65 miles northwest of Minneapolis, enrolls nearly 14,000 undergraduate students and almost 2,000 graduate students. African Americans make up 6 percent of the undergraduate student body.

University of Southern Indiana in Evansville Chooses Its Next President

University of Southern Indiana in Evansville Chooses Its Next President

Dr. Ronald S. Rochon has served as provost at the University of Southern Indiana since 2010. Previously, he was the inaugural dean of the School of Education and associate vice president for teacher education at Buffalo State University in New York.

A. Zachary Faison Jr. Named the 30th President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

A. Zachary Faison Jr. Named the 30th President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

When he takes office, Dr. Faison – at the age of 37 – will become the youngest president of an HBCU in the nation, according to the college. He currently serves as general counsel and vice president for external affairs at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Daniel A. Wubah Will Be the Next President of Millersville University in Pennsylvania

Daniel A. Wubah Will Be the Next President of Millersville University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Wubah, a native of Ghana, is a professor of biology at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He served as provost at Washington and Lee University from 2013 to 2016. Earlier, Dr. Wubah was deputy provost at Virginia Tech.

Karrie Dixon Is the New Leader of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Karrie Dixon Is the New Leader of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Dr. Dixon has been a senior administrator for the University of North Carolina System since 2008. Most recently, she has served as vice president for academic and student affairs overseeing the 17 campuses of the university system.

Three Black Men Named Finalists for Provost at Winston-Salem State University

Three Black Men Named Finalists for Provost at Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, has announced a field of three finalists to be the university’s next provost. All three finalists are Black men.

Thomas Parham Appointed President of California State University, Dominguez Hills

Thomas Parham Appointed President of California State University, Dominguez Hills

Currently, Dr. Parham serves as vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of California, Irvine. He has held that post since 2011 and has been on the university’s staff for more than 30 years. Earlier, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Next President of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota

The Next President of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota

Since 2014, Dr. Annesa Cheek has been serving as vice president of school and community partnerships at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She has been on the staff at the college since 2006 serving in a number of roles.

David R. Harris Chosen to Be President of Union College in Schenectady, New York

David R. Harris Chosen to Be President of Union College in Schenectady, New York

Since July 2012, Dr. Harris has served as senior vice president and provost at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Previously, he was senior associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University.

New Virginia Union University President Is Sued by His Former Employer

New Virginia Union University President Is Sued by His Former Employer

Hakim Lucas, the new president of Virginia Union University, is being accused by his former employer of taking a bribe to rig a contract for a private developer to build two 600-student dormitories at Bethune-Cookman University.

Marion Fedrick to Lead Albany State University in Georgia

Marion Fedrick to Lead Albany State University in Georgia

Marion Fedrick has been serving as interim executive vice president at Albany State since October. Earlier, she was vice chancellor for human resources at the University System of Georgia.

The New Leader of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock

The New Leader of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock

The board of trustees of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock has named Howard O. Gibson as interim president. The board stated that it hoped to have a permanent new president by July 1. Since 2015, Dr. Gibson has served as the chief academic officer at the college.

Wolde-Ab Issac Appointed Chancellor of the Riverside Community College District

Wolde-Ab Issac Appointed Chancellor of the Riverside Community College District

The district, the fifth largest in the state of California includes Riverside City College, Norco College and Moreno Valley College. Since 2015, Dr. Isaac, a native of Eritrea in East Africa, has served as president of Riverside City College.

Herman J. Felton Jr. to Be the Seventeenth President of Wiley College in Texas

Herman J. Felton Jr. to Be the Seventeenth President of Wiley College in Texas

Since 2016, Dr. Felton has been president of Wilberforce University in Ohio. Earlier, Dr. Felton served as senior vice president, chief operating officer, and vice president for institutional advancement at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Larry Robinson Appointed the 12th President of Florida A&M University

Larry Robinson Appointed the 12th President of Florida A&M University

Dr. Robinson has been serving as interim president of the university, a role he had taken on twice before. Over the years, he has served in a number of posts including provost and vice president of academic affairs and director of the Environmental Sciences Institute.

The Next Leader of Norfolk State University in Virginia

The Next Leader of Norfolk State University in Virginia

Dr. Melvin T. Stith has served on the board of visitors of Norfolk State University since 2013 and as vice rector since 2016. He is dean emeritus of the School of Management at Syracuse University. Dr. Stith will begin his term as interim president on January 1.

Samuel Mukasa Is One of Three Finalists for Provost at the University of Connecticut

Samuel Mukasa Is One of Three Finalists for Provost at the University of Connecticut

Samuel B. Mukasa is dean of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. From 2011 to 2016, Dr. Mukasa was dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire.

Wilma Mishoe Will Lead Delaware State University in Transition Period

Wilma Mishoe Will Lead Delaware State University in Transition Period

Dr. Mishoe, who now chairs the board of trustees at Delaware State, is the former dean of the Office of Instruction at Delaware Technical & Community College. Her father Luna Mishoe was the president of what is now Delaware State University from 1960 to 1987.

Harry Lee Williams to Lead the Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Harry Lee Williams to Lead the Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Harry Lee Williams was named the 10th president of Delaware State University in 2009. He will step down from his post on January 20 in order to take on his new role as president of the nonprofit fundraising organization representing public historically Black colleges and universities.

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Dr. Simmons has been serving as interim president of the university since July. She served as the 18th president of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012. Before becoming president of Brown University, Dr. Simmons was president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Jerryl Briggs Appointed the Eighth President of Mississippi Valley State University

Jerryl Briggs Appointed the Eighth President of Mississippi Valley State University

This past June, Jerryl Briggs was appointed acting president of Mississippi Valley State University when the then president William B. Bynum, left to become president of Jackson State University. Now Dr. Briggs has been selected to serve in the role on a permanent basis.

One African American Among the Five Finalists for President of Fairmont State University

One African American Among the Five Finalists for President of Fairmont State University

Robert C. Mock is the former president of the Charlotte campus of Johnson & Wales University. Previously, he was vice president for student affairs at the University of Kentucky.