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Dwight A. McBride Named President of The New School in New Yok City

Dwight A. McBride Named President of The New School in New Yok City

Since 2017, Dr. McBride has served as provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at Emory University in Atlanta. Before going to Emory, Dr. McBride was the Daniel Hale Williams Professor of African American studies, English, and Performance Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

The New Provost at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts

The New Provost at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts

Winston Oluwole Soboyejo has been serving as interim provost since September 2018 and as the Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering at the university. He joined the faculty in 2016. Earlier, he was a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University in New Jersey.

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

At Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, Dawn Brown McNair was appointed dean of mathematics and sciences and Hilton Kelly was appointed dean of liberal arts and humanities. Doze Y. Butler has been named dean the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Hamilton College's Shelley Haley Elected to Lead the Society for Classical Studies

Hamilton College’s Shelley Haley Elected to Lead the Society for Classical Studies

Dr. Haley is the Edward North Chair of Classics and professor of Classics and Africana Studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She will serve for a year as president-elect of the society during 2020 and become president in January 2021.

Gary LeRoy Is the New President of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Gary LeRoy Is the New President of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Dr. LeRoy earned both his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Wright State University. He completed his family medicine residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and a primary care faculty development fellowship at Michigan State University.

The New Dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University

The New Dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University

Girmay Berhie is a native of Ethiopia. Before becoming dean of the only accredited School of Public Health in Mississippi, Dr. Berhie was a tenured professor and the former chair of the department of health informatics at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

Maria Arvelo Appointed Chief Operating Officer at Saint Augustine's University

Maria Arvelo Appointed Chief Operating Officer at Saint Augustine’s University

Dr. Lumpkin brings over 20 years of higher education experience to Saint Augustine’s University. Most recently, she served as the special assistant to the president, and as the inaugural executive director of student retention and the center for scholar communities at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.

Regina Stanback Stroud Appointed Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District

Regina Stanback Stroud Appointed Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District

Dr. Stanback Stroud has more than 35 years of experience as an educator and leader. She served most recently as president of Skyline College in San Bruno, California. She served in that role from 2010 to 2019.

Two African American Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges in Massachusetts

Two African American Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges in Massachusetts

Leykia Nulan has been named dean of admission at Mount Holyoke College, the liberal arts educational institution in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Sheila Stamm was named as dean of the School of Education at American International College in Springfield.

Sean Seymore Appointed to an Endowed Chair at Vanderbilt University

Sean Seymore Appointed to an Endowed Chair at Vanderbilt University

Professor Seymore’s research focuses on how patent law should evolve in response to scientific advances and how the intersection of law and science should influence the formulation of public policy.

Dwight Watson Is the New Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Dwight Watson Is the New Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Since 2015, Dr. Watson has served as provost and vice president of academic and student affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Previously, Dr. Watson served as dean of the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa.

James Lyons is a New Dean at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina

James Lyons is a New Dean at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina

James Lyons II was named dean of the School of Humanities, Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences. He was been on the faculty at Saint Augustine’s University since 2007. He is also chair of the department of criminal justice at the university.

Helen Griffith to Lead the Highly Successful Charter School at the University of California, San Diego

Helen Griffith to Lead the Highly Successful Charter School at the University of California, San Diego

Since 2012, Dr. Griffith has been serving as the founding executive director and CEO of е3 Civic High, a public charter high school located in the San Diego Central Public Library. The Preuss School of the University of California, San Diego caters to low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college.

Fidelis Ikem Appointed Dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University

Fidelis Ikem Appointed Dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University

Prior to joining Jackson State, Dr. Ikem was dean and full professor in the College of Business at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. in operations research from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Former Harvard Scholar to Lead the National Collaborative for Health Equity

Former Harvard Scholar to Lead the National Collaborative for Health Equity

Gail Christopher was appointed executive director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity. Founded in 2014, the National Collaborative was established to promote health equity through action, leadership, inclusion, and collaboration.

Central State University President to Retire at the End of the Academic Year

Central State University President to Retire at the End of the Academic Year

Cynthia Jackson-Hammond has served as president of the historically Black university for the past eight years. She is the first woman to serve as president of the university. Earlier in her career, Dr. Jackson-Hammond was provost and vice president of academic affairs at Coppin State University in Baltimore.

Wilma Mishoe Will Step Down From the Presidency of Delaware State University

Wilma Mishoe Will Step Down From the Presidency of Delaware State University

Dr. Mishoe made the announcement on her 70th birthday. Her 40-year career in higher education will end where it started. Dr. Mishoe’s father, Luna Mishoe, was the president of what is now Delaware State University from 1960 to 1987.

Sherine Obare to Lead the the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro

Sherine Obare to Lead the the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro

Sherine O. Obare is the former associate vice president for research and a professor of chemistry at Western Michigan University. Dr. Obare also serves as a research leader fellow at the American Public and Land-Grant University Council on Research.

Hampton University Offers Help to Students From Hurricane-Torn Areas of the Bahamas

Hampton University Offers Help to Students From Hurricane-Torn Areas of the Bahamas

Students from the University of the Bahamas-North will be able to attend classes at Hampton for the fall 2019 semester, receive room and board for one semester, and will have the option to stay at Hampton once the semester is over at regular rates for tuition and fees.

Lucille Maugé Has Announced Her Retirement From Clark Atlanta University

Lucille Maugé Has Announced Her Retirement From Clark Atlanta University

Until recently, Maugé was serving as interim president of the historically Black university. Before being named interim president, Maugé had been serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the university. Earlier in her career, she was a banking executive.

The New Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at the University of Cincinnati College of Law

The New Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at the University of Cincinnati College of Law

Cassandra B. Jeter-Bailey is the first African-American and also the first woman to hold this position. Jeter-Bailey was director of admission for juris doctorate and graduate law programs at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.

Linda Strong-Leek Is the New Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Linda Strong-Leek Is the New Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Since 2015, Dr. Strong-Leek had been serving as vice president for diversity and inclusion at the college. Earlier in 2012, she was named associate vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Strong-Leek is also a professor of women’s and gender studies.

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Fred Aikens is the new interim dean of the College of Business at Central State University Ohio. Wanda C. Gonslaves was appointed interim dean of the College of Natural, Applied, and Health Sciences at Kentucky State University, and Takita Felder Sumter is the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Winthrop University.

The New Leader of the College of Education at Tennessee State University

The New Leader of the College of Education at Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University in Nashville has named Jerri A. Haynes as the new dean of the College of Education. Dr. Haynes was an associate professor and assistant dean of the College of Education at Fort Hays State University in Kansas.

LaTonia Collins Smith Serving as Provost at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

LaTonia Collins Smith Serving as Provost at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

Dr. Collins Smith began her career in higher education at Harris-Stowe State University in 2010 as an academic counselor. She has served as executive director of the Center for Career Engagement and since 2016 she has been assistant provost.

Kathie Stromile Golden is the New Provost at Mississippi Valley State University

Kathie Stromile Golden is the New Provost at Mississippi Valley State University

Most recently, Dr. Golden served as director of international programs and special assistant to the President’s Office at MVSU. Prior to that, she served as MVSU’s associate vice president for academic affairs.

Oluyinka Olutoye to Head Pediatric Surgery at Ohio State University

Oluyinka Olutoye to Head Pediatric Surgery at Ohio State University

A native of Nigeria, Dr. Olutoye completed his residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also completed fellowships in pediatric and fetal surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

John Warner Smith is the First Black Male Poet Laureate for the State of Louisiana

John Warner Smith is the First Black Male Poet Laureate for the State of Louisiana

Currently, Smith teaches English at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Smith is a graduate of McNeese State University in Louisiana, where he majored in psychology and accounting. He holds two master’s degrees.

Dwyane Smith Is the New Leader of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

Dwyane Smith Is the New Leader of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

For the past dozen years, Dr. Smith has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the university. Before joining the staff at Harris-Stowe State University, Dr. Smith was assistant vice president for academic affairs at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri.

Godwin-Charles Ogbeide Takes Leadership Role at Purdue University Northwest

Godwin-Charles Ogbeide Takes Leadership Role at Purdue University Northwest

Godwin-Charles Ogbeide is the new director of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, Indiana. He was an associate professor and director of strategy and hospitality at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

In Memoriam: Chloe A. Wofford Morrison, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Chloe A. Wofford Morrison, 1931-2019

Toni Morrison was a giant of American literature and the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities Emeritus at Princeton University in New Jersey. In 1993, Professor Morrison was the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

Carol Johnson-Dean Will Be the New Leader of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Carol Johnson-Dean Will Be the New Leader of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Dr. Johnson-Dean has been serving as executive director of the Memphis chapter of New Leaders, a nonprofit organization that develops educators’ leadership skills. Earlier, she led the public school systems in Memphis, Boston, and Minneapolis.

Mediation Fails to Resolve Lawsuit Filed by Four HBCUs Against the State of Maryland

Mediation Fails to Resolve Lawsuit Filed by Four HBCUs Against the State of Maryland

In December, a federal judge ordered the state of Maryland and four historically Black state universities into mediation to settle a 13-year-old lawsuit. The deadline to reach a solution has come and passed.

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Is the New Leader of York College of the City University of New York

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Is the New Leader of York College of the City University of New York

Dr. Eanes has been serving as vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton. She has been on the staff at CalState, Fullerton for the past seven years.

A. Eugene Washington Gets a Vote of Confidence at Duke University

A. Eugene Washington Gets a Vote of Confidence at Duke University

A. Eugene Washington, chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System, has been reappointed to a second five-year term beginning July 1, 2020. He came to Duke in 2015 after serving as dean of the medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Two African American Men Appointed to Positions as Deans

Two African American Men Appointed to Positions as Deans

Donald Easton-Brooks is the new dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Richard C. Miller is now serving as interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.