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Wilma Mishoe Named the Eleventh President of Delaware State University

Wilma Mishoe Named the Eleventh President of Delaware State University

Dr. Mishoe has been serving in the post on an interim basis since January. Previously, she was chair of the university’s board of trustees, the first women to hold the post in the history of the university.

Two African Americans Inducted Into the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Two African Americans Inducted Into the American Academy of Arts and Letters

George E. Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University and Lynn Nottage, a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and a screenwriter, is an associate professor in the theatre department at the Columbia School of the Arts.

Mickey Burnim to Lead the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Mickey Burnim to Lead the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Dr. Burnim served as president of Bowie State University in Maryland from 2006 to 2017. Previously, he was chancellor at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina and a staff economist at the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Pomona College in California Appoints Avis Hinkson as Dean of Students

Pomona College in California Appoints Avis Hinkson as Dean of Students

Dr. Hinkson has been serving as dean of Barnard College in New York City. Earlier in her career, Dr. Hinkson was associate dean of admissions at Pomona College. She will begin her new job at Pomona College in Claremont, California, on August 1.

The New Dean of the School of Business Administration at Clark Atlanta University

The New Dean of the School of Business Administration at Clark Atlanta University

Silvanus J. Udoka has been serving as a professor and chair of the department of management at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro. He also held a joint appointment in the department of industrial and systems engineering at the university.

Lenetta Lee Named Dean of the College at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Lenetta Lee Named Dean of the College at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Lee has been serving as dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs at the university. She joined the faculty in the education department at Lincoln University in 1999. Dr. Lee was granted tenure in 2003.

Katrina VanderWoude Selected as the Next President of Contra Costa College in California

Katrina VanderWoude Selected as the Next President of Contra Costa College in California

Katrina VanderWoude has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California. Earlier, she was vice provost at Rochester College in Michigan. Dr. VanderWoude will begin her new job on August 6.

Adriel Hilton Appointed Dean of Students at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania

Adriel Hilton Appointed Dean of Students at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Hilton had been serving as director of the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Campus of Webster University. Earlier, Dr. Hilton served as chief of staff and executive assistant to the president at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

11-Year-Old Child Prodigy Receives Full Tuition Scholarship to Southern University

11-Year-Old Child Prodigy Receives Full Tuition Scholarship to Southern University

Since the age of 8, Elijah Precciely has taken classes at the university. Due to his previously college credits, he will start at Southern University as a sophomore. He has authored a book, hosts a radio show, and has submitted five U.S. patents.

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.

Bowie State University in Maryland Names Its Next Provost

Bowie State University in Maryland Names Its Next Provost

DeBrenna LaFa Agbenyiga has been serving as vice provost, dean of the Graduate School, and as a professor of social work at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Earlier, Dr. Agbenyiga was a faculty member and administrator in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University.

Lawrence L. Rouse  Appointed President of Pitt Community College in Winterville, North Carolina

Lawrence L. Rouse Appointed President of Pitt Community College in Winterville, North Carolina

Since 2005, Dr. Rouse has served as president of James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville, North Carolina. Earlier, he was dean of students at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, North Carolina.

It Appears There Are No Blacks Among the 84 New Members of the National Academy of Sciences

It Appears There Are No Blacks Among the 84 New Members of the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences does not publish data on the race or ethnicity of its members. But according to a JBHE analysis of the group of 84 new members from the United States, none are African Americans.

The United Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Chooses a New Leader

The United Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Chooses a New Leader

Richard Green will become interim president on June 1. Most recently, Dr. Green served as interim president of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Earlier, he was interim provost at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota and Albany State University in Georgia.

Charles Whitaker to Lead the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

Charles Whitaker to Lead the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

Professor Whitaker holds the Helen Gurley Brown Magazine Chair and is the associate dean of journalism at the Medill School. He joined the faculty at the journalism school in 1993. He will become interim dean 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.

Chicago State University Chooses Zaldwaynaka Scott as Its Next President

Chicago State University Chooses Zaldwaynaka Scott as Its Next President

Scott is an attorney for the Foley & Lardner law firm, which has offices in 21 major U.S. cities including Chicago. A former federal prosecutor, Scott served on the board of trustees of Chicago State University from 2009 to 2013 and has taught courses as an adjunct professor at several law schools.

Felecia McInnis Nave Named Provost at North Carolina Central University

Felecia McInnis Nave Named Provost at North Carolina Central University

Dr. Nave has been serving a professor in the College of Engineering and as director of faculty development and engagement at Prairie View &M University in Texas. From 2014 to 2017, she was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Prairie View.

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.

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.

La Jerne Terry Cornish Appointed Provost at Ithaca College in New York

La Jerne Terry Cornish Appointed Provost at Ithaca College in New York

Dr. Cornish has been serving since 2014 as associate provost for undergraduate studies at Goucher College in Baltimore. She joined the faculty at Goucher in 1998 as an instructor of English. Dr. Cornish will take on her new duties at Ithaca College on July 1.

Rita Dove Appointed Poetry Editor at The New York Times

Rita Dove Appointed Poetry Editor at The New York Times

In this role, the University of Virginia’s Professor Dove will select a poem from new or forthcoming collections that will be published in the New York Times Magazine each Sunday. These new duties will not affect her role at the University of Virginia.

Anthony Graham Will Be the Next Provost at Winston-Salem State University

Anthony Graham Will Be the Next Provost at Winston-Salem State University

Dr. Graham has been serving as dean of the College of Education and as a professor of educator preparation at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. He joined the faculty there in 2003. Dr. Graham will begin his new duties on July 1.

Winston-Salem State University's Wanda Brown to Lead the American Library Association

Winston-Salem State University’s Wanda Brown to Lead the American Library Association

Wanda K. Brown, the director of library services at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, was named president-elect of the 57,000-member American Library Association. She will serve as president-elect for one year and then will take over the presidency at the conclusion of the association’s 2019 annual meeting.

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.

Kim Hunter Reed Named the Next Commissioner of Higher Education in Louisiana

Kim Hunter Reed Named the Next Commissioner of Higher Education in Louisiana

Dr. Reed currently serves as executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. When she becomes Commissioner of Higher Education in Louisiana this summer, she will be the first African American to hold the position.

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.

Lena Hill Appointed Dean of the College at Washington and Lee University

Lena Hill Appointed Dean of the College at Washington and Lee University

Currently, Dr. Hill is senior associate to the president, interim chief diversity officer, and associate vice president at the University of Iowa. She joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in 2006 with a joint appointment in the departments of English and African American studies.

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.

St. Catherine University in Minnesota Appoints Tarshia Stanley to Dean Post

St. Catherine University in Minnesota Appoints Tarshia Stanley to Dean Post

Tarshia Stanley will be the next dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Stanley has been serving as an associate professor of English and director of the E.W. Githii Honors Program at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Linda Oubré Selected as the Fifteenth President of Whittier College in California

Linda Oubré Selected as the Fifteenth President of Whittier College in California

For the past six years, Dr. Oubré has served as dean of the College of Business at San Francisco State University. Earlier, Dr. Oubré was executive director of corporate relations and business development, and chief diversity officer for the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis.

School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Names Its Next Dean

School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Names Its Next Dean

Currently, Dr. Martin is the Bob Benmosche Professor, chair of the department of civil engineering, and the founding director of the Risk Engineering and Systems Analytics Center at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Benjamin Akande to Lead the Africa Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis

Benjamin Akande to Lead the Africa Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Akande, a Nigerian-born American citizen. was president of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, from 2015 to 2017. Earlier, he had been serving as a professor of economics and dean of the School of Business and Technology at Webster University in St. Louis.

The First Black Commissioner of Higher Education in the State of Mississippi

The First Black Commissioner of Higher Education in the State of Mississippi

When he takes office on July 1, Alfred Rankins Jr. will be the first African American to serve as a Commissioner of Higher Education in Mississippi.