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The Next Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law

The Next Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law

Eboni S. Nelson currently is associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Before joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina in 2007, she taught at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston.

Gilda Barabino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering

Gilda Barabino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering

A respected researcher in the study of sickle cell disease, Dr. Barabino became dean of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York in 2013. She also serves as the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor at City College.

Barbara Krauthamer Named Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts

Barbara Krauthamer Named Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts

Barbara Krauthamer, professor of history, dean of the graduate school and senior vice provost for interdisciplinary programs and innovation at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been appointed as dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Myron Floyd Appointed Dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State

Myron Floyd Appointed Dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State

Dr. Floyd has been serving as interim dean. He first joined the college in 2005 as a professor in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management. In 2010, he was appointed to serve as director of graduate programs for the department, and in 2014 he became department head.

Na'ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Na’ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Since 2017, Dr. Nasir has been president of the Spencer Foundation, which has been a leading funder of education research since 1971. Earlier, she held the Birgeneau Chair in Educational Disparities and was vice-chancellor of equity and inclusion at the University of California, Berkeley.

Eddith Dashiell to Lead the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University

Eddith Dashiell to Lead the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University

Dashiell joined the Ohio University faculty in 1992 and currently serves as an associate professor and associate director of undergraduate programs for the journalism school. Earlier, she taught at Middle Tennessee State University and Indiana University while pursuing her graduate degrees.

Maryland Legislature Looks to End the 14-Year Litigation Filed by the State's HBCUs

Maryland Legislature Looks to End the 14-Year Litigation Filed by the State’s HBCUs

The bill provides $577 million over 10 years to the four universities. The provisions of the legislation will be enacted on December 1, if the lawsuit is not settled by that time.

Lance Collins Will Be the Inaugural Director of Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus

Lance Collins Will Be the Inaugural Director of Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus

Since 2010, Dr. Collins has served as the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He was a key member of the leadership team that successfully bid to partner with New York City to build Cornell Tech, which opened its Roosevelt Island campus in 2017.

April White Pugh Appointed Provost at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina

April White Pugh Appointed Provost at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina

Dr. Pugh has been serving as interim provost since June 2019 and previously served Southern Wesleyan as vice provost for academic affairs and associate vice president for academic excellence. Earlier, Dr. Pugh served as assistant dean for academic affairs at Bainbridge State College in Donalsonville, Georgia.

Bobbie Knight Is the New President of Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama

Bobbie Knight Is the New President of Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama

She has been serving as interim president since August 2019. President Knight is the former vice president of the Birmingham division of Alabama Power and the former chair of the Birmingham Airport Authority.

Maria Arvelo Lumpkin Is the New Leader of St. Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Maria Arvelo Lumpkin Is the New Leader of St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina

In October 2019, Dr. Lumpkin was named chief operating officer at Saint Augustine’s University. Previously, 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.

Lori White Will Be the First African American President of DePauw University in Indiana

Lori White Will Be the First African American President of DePauw University in Indiana

Dr. White has been serving as vice chancellor for student affairs at Washington University in St. Louis. Earlier, she worked as vice president for student affairs and clinical professor of education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Dr. White will become president of DePauw University on July 1.

Karin Edwards Will Be the Next President of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington

Karin Edwards Will Be the Next President of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington

Since July 2014, Dr. Edwards has served as president of Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus. Dr. Edwards has served in administrative roles at community colleges for the past 38 years. She will become president of Clark College this coming summer.

Gregory Washington Will Be the First African American President of George Mason University

Gregory Washington Will Be the First African American President of George Mason University

Dr. Washington currently serves as the dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He joined the faculty there in 2011. Earlier, he was director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment and interim dean of the College of Engineering at Ohio State University.

Erika James to Lead the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Erika James to Lead the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

When she takes office on July 1, Erika James will be the first woman and the first African American to lead the prestigious business school since its founding in 1881. Since 2014, Dr. James has been serving as dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta.

Historically Black Central State University in Ohio Selects its Ninth President

Historically Black Central State University in Ohio Selects its Ninth President

Jack Thomas was named the eleventh president of Western Illinois University in 2011. He served in that role until 2019. Dr. Thomas will succeed Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, who will step down as president of Central State University in July.

The Next Dean of the School of Law at George Washington University

The Next Dean of the School of Law at George Washington University

Dayna Bowen Matthew is currently the William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law and the F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights at the University of Virginia Law School. She will begin her new duties on July 1.

Mary Dana Hinton Appointed President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Mary Dana Hinton Appointed President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Since 2014, Dr. Hinton has served as president of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Before becoming president at the College of St. Benedict, Dr. Hinton was vice president for academic affairs at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York.

Denise Murchinson Payton Elected President of the Intercollegiate Music Association

Denise Murchinson Payton Elected President of the Intercollegiate Music Association

Dr. Payton joined the faculty at Fayetteville State University in 2008. She also has served as minister of music at the Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church for the past 36 years. Dr. Payton has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

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

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

Sonja S. Watson was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Texas Christian Univesity in Forth Worth. Dorsey Spencer Jr. will be the next dean of students at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and Rosita Sands was selected as dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College in Chicago.

Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden Announces She Is Stepping Down on July 1

Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden Announces She Is Stepping Down on July 1

Phoebe A. Haddon became the chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden in July 2014. From 2009 to 2014, Haddon was dean of the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland. Chancellor Haddon will remain at the university as a professor of law.

Darryll J. Pines Appointed President of the University of Maryland College Park

Darryll J. Pines Appointed President of the University of Maryland College Park

Currently, Dr. Pines is dean of the university’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Nariman Farvardin Professor of Aerospace Engineering. He first arrived at the university in 1995 as an assistant professor. Dr. Pines will take office on July 1

Lynn Perry Wooten Will Be the First African American President of Simmons University

Lynn Perry Wooten Will Be the First African American President of Simmons University

Most recently, Dr. Wooten has been serving as the David J. Nolan Dean and Professor of Management and Organizations at Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Prior to her position at Cornell, Dr. Wooten served on the faculty at the University of Michigan for nearly two decades.

Harry J. Elam Jr. Will Be the Next President of Occidental College in Los Angeles

Harry J. Elam Jr. Will Be the Next President of Occidental College in Los Angeles

Currently, Dr. Elam is vice provost for undergraduate education, vice president for the arts, and senior vice provost for education at Stanford University. He joined the university’s faculty in 1990 as an associate professor in what is now the department of theater and performance studies.

Shake-Up in the Leadership at Jackson State University in Mississippi

Shake-Up in the Leadership at Jackson State University in Mississippi

After being arrested on prostitution charges, William Bynum Jr. resigned as president of historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi. Thomas Hudson, the university’s chief diversity officer, was appointed acting president.

Condoleezza Rice Appointed Director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Condoleezza Rice Appointed Director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Professor Rice joined Stanford University in 1981, where she served as provost from 1993 to 1999. She was national security advisor to President George W. Bush before serving as U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009.

The First African American Woman to Serve as Athletic Director in the Southeastern Conference

The First African American Woman to Serve as Athletic Director in the Southeastern Conference

Dr. Lee has been serving as associate vice chancellor and deputy athletic director. She has been the department’s senior woman administrator for the athletics program since 2004. Dr. Lee was a four-year varsity letter winner in basketball and holds three degrees from Vanderbilt University.

Adrien Bennings Is the First African American President of Kellogg Community College

Adrien Bennings Is the First African American President of Kellogg Community College

Dr. Bennings previously was vice president for finance and administration at Clovis Community College in New Mexico. Before that, she was regional director of the Small Business Development Center at Texas Tech University where she advanced economic development initiatives in a 16-county area in northwest Texas.

Heather Parker Appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at St. Leo University in Florida

Heather Parker Appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at St. Leo University in Florida

Dr. Parker joined the Saint Leo faculty in August 2006 as an assistant professor of history and advanced through the teaching ranks to a full professorship. Her research has concentrated on interethnic religious interaction and the political implications of these relationships in Florida.

Desha Williams to Lead the College of Education and Social Work at West Chester University

Desha Williams to Lead the College of Education and Social Work at West Chester University

Since 2018, Dr. Williams has been serving as a professor of mathematics education and chair of the department of teacher education at Georgia College and State University. Earlier, she taught at Kennesaw State University in Georgia for 11 years.

Two African Americans Appointed to Dean Posts at North Carolina Central University

Two African Americans Appointed to Dean Posts at North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University, the historically Black educational institution in Durham, has named Joseph Michael Green dean of University College and Browne C. Lewis as dean of the School of Law.

The First African American President of Rutgers University in New Jersey

The First African American President of Rutgers University in New Jersey

Jonathan Holloway has served as provost at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois since 2017. Earlier, he was was dean of Yale College and the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History and American Studies.

Shaw University in North Carolina Appoints Two Women to Dean Positions

Shaw University in North Carolina Appoints Two Women to Dean Positions

At historically Black Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Valerie A. Johnson is serving as dean of the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities and Lynette I. Wood is the new dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies.

Katrina VanderWoude Appointed President of Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Katrina VanderWoude Appointed President of Los Angeles Trade Technical College

In 2018, Dr. Vanderwoude was named the 12th permanent president of Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California, north of Oakland. Previously, she was vice president for academic affairs at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California. Earlier, she was vice provost at Rochester College in Michigan.

The Next Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa

The Next Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa

Currently, Dr. Harriet Nembhard is the Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering and head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. Earlier, Dr. Nembhard was a professor at Pennsylvania State University.

Connie Walton Appointed Provost at Grambling State University in Louisiana

Connie Walton Appointed Provost at Grambling State University in Louisiana

Dr. Walton is a professor of chemistry at the university. Her research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of molecules that exhibit liquid crystalline behavior and polymer synthesis. She holds two U.S. patents. Dr. Walton has served as interim provost since May 2019.