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The New President of Mississippi Delta Community College

The New President of Mississippi Delta Community College

Dr. Tyrone Jackson has been serving as vice president of administrative services at the Utica campus of Hinds Community College. Previously, he was associate vice president for student services at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston.

Aldon Morris Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Aldon Morris Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Aldon Morris, the Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, was named the 112th president of the American Sociological Association. He will serve one year as president-elect and then become president of the organization in August 2020.

The First African American President of Everett Community College in Washington State

The First African American President of Everett Community College in Washington State

Dr. Willis has been serving as as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. Earlier in her career, Dr. Willis was as an assistant professor of history, faculty senate president, department chair, and dean of academic studies at Lee College in Baytown, Texas.

Jerry Wallace Named President of the Hasting Campus of Central Community College in Nebraska

Jerry Wallace Named President of the Hasting Campus of Central Community College in Nebraska

Most recently, Dr. Wallace served as dean of workforce, technical, and community education at New River Community and Technical College in Beckley, West Virginia. His new duties will include serving as vice president for the three-campus Central Community College system.

Dwaun Warmack Named President of Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina

Dwaun Warmack Named President of Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina

For the past five years, Dr. Warmack has served as president of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, Missouri. Earlier, Dr. Warmack served as senior vice president at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and as the associate dean of students at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

Two African American Women Named Provosts at Universities in North Carolina

Two African American Women Named Provosts at Universities in North Carolina

Farrah Jackson Ward has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Elizabeth City State University and Wanda Coneal has been named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh.

Three Black Women Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Three Black Women Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Lesley Lokko has been appointed dean of the School of Architecture at the City College of New York. Vanessa Lovelace will be the dean at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and Robin L. Hughes will be dean of the School of Education at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Jack Thomas Steps Down as President of Western Illinois University

Jack Thomas Steps Down as President of Western Illinois University

Dr. Jack Thomas was named the eleventh president of Western Illinois University in 2011. Previously, Dr. Thomas served as the university’s provost and academic vice president. Some of the president supporters alleged that racism was behind the campaign to oust the university’s first African American president.

Charles Whitaker Named Dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

Charles Whitaker Named Dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

Professor Whitaker has been a member of the Medill faculty since 1993. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on news writing, magazine writing, magazine editing, and blogging. He also teaches in Northwestern’s School of Professional Studies.

Patrick Liverpool Is Now Serving as Provost at North Carolina Central University

Patrick Liverpool Is Now Serving as Provost at North Carolina Central University

Most recently, Dr. Liverpool served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Earlier in his career, he served as vice provost for university outreach and international programs at Virginia Tech.

The Next Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences at Simmons University

The Next Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences at Simmons University

Since 2013, Dr. Sharp-McHenry has served as dean of the College of Nursing at Oklahoma Baptist University. Previously, she served at the University of Arkansas for 15 years as a faculty member and later as the assistant director of the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing.

Quentin Wright Named Founding President of Lone Star College-Houston North

Quentin Wright Named Founding President of Lone Star College-Houston North

Dr. Wright has been a Lone Star College administrator since 2015. He has served as the vice president of instruction, interim vice chancellor of academic success, and most recently, special assistant to the chancellor. Before coming to Lone Star College, he held many roles at Mountain View Community College in Dallas.

In Memoriam: LaSalle Doheny Leffall Jr., 1930-2019

In Memoriam: LaSalle Doheny Leffall Jr., 1930-2019

LaSalle Leffall was a giant in African American education and was a leading cancer researcher. He chaired the department of surgery at the Howard University College of Medicine for a quarter century. Dr. Leffall was the first African American president of the American Cancer Society and the American College of Surgeons.

Four Black Scholars Taking On New Roles as Deans at Colleges and Universities

Four Black Scholars Taking On New Roles as Deans at Colleges and Universities

Nicola Boothe Perry has been named interim dean at Florida A&M University, Kimberly Gaiters has been named dean at Virginia Union University, Philip Jefferson has been named vice president at Davidson College, and Floyd Wormley has been named associate provost at Texas Christian University.

Tom Jackson Jr. Will Be the First African American President of Humboldt State University in California

Tom Jackson Jr. Will Be the First African American President of Humboldt State University in California

Dr. Jackson currently serves as president of Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota, a position he has held since 2014. He previously served as vice president for student affairs at both the University of Louisville and Texas A&M University Kingsville.

LaKeesha Walrond Appointed President of the New York Theological Seminary

LaKeesha Walrond Appointed President of the New York Theological Seminary

Dr. Walrond has served as the executive pastor of the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York, for over 10 years. When she assumes the presidency of the New York Theological Seminary on June 3, 2019, she will be the first woman to lead the educational institution.

Mickey L. Burnim Will Lead Coppin State University in Baltimore

Mickey L. Burnim Will Lead Coppin State University in Baltimore

From 2006 to 2017, Dr. Burnim served as president of Bowie State University in Maryland. Earlier in his career he served as chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. He will begin his tenure s interim president of Coppin State University in July

The First Black Master of a College at the University of Cambridge in England

The First Black Master of a College at the University of Cambridge in England

Sonita Alleyne was recently appointed as master of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge in England. The title of master is the equivalent of dean in the United States. Alleyne will be the first woman and the first Black person to lead the college, which was established in 1496.

Northeastern Illinois University Appoints a New Chief Academic Officer

Northeastern Illinois University Appoints a New Chief Academic Officer

Currently, Dr. Dennis Rome serves as a professor and dean of the College of Letters and Sciences at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Prior to that, he held various positions at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Dereck Rovaris Named President of American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

Dereck Rovaris Named President of American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

Since 2014, Dereck J. Rovaris Sr. has served as vice provost for diversity at Louisiana State University. Earlier, he was associate vice chancellor for academic and multicultural affairs at the Louisiana State University Heath Sciences Center in New Orleans.

Marcella David Appointed Provost at Columbia College in Chicago

Marcella David Appointed Provost at Columbia College in Chicago

Currently, Professor David serves as the Betty T. Ferguson Visiting Professor of Law at Florida State University. Previously, she served as the chief academic officer at Florida A&M University.

Four Black Scholars Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Four Black Scholars Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

This year’s results are an improvement from recent years. JBHE’s analysis determined that in 2018, there were no African Americans among the 84 new members. In both 2016 and 2017, there was only one African American scholar among the new members.

Linda Strong-Leak Will Be the Next Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Linda Strong-Leak Will Be the Next Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Dr. Strong-Leak joined the faculty at Berea College in 2002. She currently serves as vice president for diversity and inclusion, associate vice president for academic affairs, and professor of women’s and gender studies at the college.

Christopher Bracey to Lead the George Washington University Law School

Christopher Bracey to Lead the George Washington University Law School

Currently, Professor Bracey serves as vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of law. He joined the faculty in 2008 and previously served for four years as the law school’s senior associate dean for academic affairs.

Garikai Campbell Appointed Provost  at the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Garikai Campbell Appointed Provost at the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Currently, Dr. Campbell serves as provost and dean of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Earlier in his career he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Morehouse College, a historically Black institution in Atlanta, Georgia.

E. LaBrent Chrite Appointed President of Bethune-Cookman University in Florida

E. LaBrent Chrite Appointed President of Bethune-Cookman University in Florida

Currently, Dr. Chrite serves as dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He previously served as dean at Montclair State University in New Jersey, and taught at the University of Arizona and the University of Michigan.

Three African American Scholars Appointed Deans at Southern Universities

Three African American Scholars Appointed Deans at Southern Universities

The new deans are Safiya George at the College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, Jonathan L. Walton at the School of Divinity at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Ralph C. Noble at the College of Agriculture at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.

Jacqueline Gill Will Be the First African American President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Jacqueline Gill Will Be the First African American President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Currently, Dr. Gill serves as president of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri. Before that, she served as vice president of academic affairs and community and industry education at Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas.

Lesia Crumpton-Young Named Provost at Morgan State University in Baltimore

Lesia Crumpton-Young Named Provost at Morgan State University in Baltimore

Dr. Crumpton-Young has had a successful career in higher education that spans 25 years. Currently, she serves as vice president for research and institutional advancement and as chief research officer at Tennessee State University.

Delaware State University Establishes the Center for Global Africa

Delaware State University Establishes the Center for Global Africa

The goal of the new center at historically Black Delaware State University is to re-educate the descendants of enslaved people on not only their African past, but also to renew and strengthen their present connection to the continent of their ethnic origin.

The National Science Foundation Pays Tribute to Physicist Dr. Walter Massey

The National Science Foundation Pays Tribute to Physicist Dr. Walter Massey

Walter E. Massey will receive the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Foundation on May 14. The prestigious award honors science and technology leaders who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the nation through public service in science, technology, and public policy.

Larissa Littleton-Steib Named Chancellor of Delgado Community College in New Orleans

Larissa Littleton-Steib Named Chancellor of Delgado Community College in New Orleans

Since 2016, Dr. Littleton-Steib has served as chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College in Louisiana. Earlier in her career, she served in various roles at Delgado Community College including vice chancellor of workforce development and dean of technical education.

Jeffrey C. Stewart Wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Biography

Jeffrey C. Stewart Wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Biography

Dr. Stewart is a professor of Black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was honored for his book on Alain Locke, the first African American Rhodes Scholar and later a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Claire Garcia at Colorado College, Malik S. Henfield at Loyola University in Chicago, Wendi S. Williams at Mills College in Oakland, California, Nicola Boothe Perry at Florida A&M University, and John M.M. Anderson at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Jann Luciana Joseph Will Be the Next President of Georgia Gwinnett College

Jann Luciana Joseph Will Be the Next President of Georgia Gwinnett College

Currently, Dr. Joseph serves as interim chancellor of Indiana University South Bend. She was executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the South Bend campus before she was asked to step into her current role. Earlier in her career, she served as dean of the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University.

Shaun Harper Chosen to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Shaun Harper Chosen to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Currently, Dr. Harper serves as a Provost Professor in the Rossier School of Education and Marshall School of Business, the Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership, and the founder and executive director of the Race and Equity Center at the University of Southern California.