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Jeffrey Boyd Will Be the Next President of Rochester Community and Technical College

Jeffrey Boyd Will Be the Next President of Rochester Community and Technical College

Dr. Boyd currently serves as provost and chief operating officer at Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia. From 2006 to 2014, he served in several posts including dean of Business and Career Technologies at Elgin Community College in Illinois.

Stephanie Adams Will Lead the American Society for Engineering Education

Stephanie Adams Will Lead the American Society for Engineering Education

Stephanie Adams is dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She will serve one year as president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education beginning in June and will become president of the organization in June 2019.

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.

Jerald Jones Woolfolk Appointed President of Lincoln University in Missouri

Jerald Jones Woolfolk Appointed President of Lincoln University in Missouri

Dr. Woolfolk currently serves as vice president for student affairs and enrollment at the State University of New York Oswego. Earlier, she was vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Mississippi Valley State University.

Nashville State Community College Names Shanna Jackson as Its Next President

Nashville State Community College Names Shanna Jackson as Its Next President

Dr. Jackson has been serving since 2016 as associate vice president at the Williamson campus of Columbia State Community College.

Sarah Willie-LeBreton Will Be the Next Provost at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Sarah Willie-LeBreton Will Be the Next Provost at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Dr. Willie-LeBreton joined the faculty at Swarthmore College in 1997 and since 2013 has chaired the department of sociology and anthropology. She will assume her new role as provost on July 1.

The Universities Awarding the Most Doctoral Degrees to Black Scholars

The Universities Awarding the Most Doctoral Degrees to Black Scholars

During the five year period from 2012 through 2016, 11,034 Black or African American students earned doctoral degrees at colleges and universities in the United States. Walden University awarded 839 of these, by far the most of any educational institution.

Four Black Scholars to Receive $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prizes From Yale University

Four Black Scholars to Receive $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prizes From Yale University

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University has announced the eight winners of this year’s Windham-Campbell Prizes in the fields of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. Four of the eight winners are Black.

Dawn Williams Is the New Dean of the School of Education at Howard University

Dawn Williams Is the New Dean of the School of Education at Howard University

Dr. Williams joined the faculty at Howard University in 2003 as an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy. Since June 2016, Dr. Williams has served as interim dean of the School of Education.

The Next Provost of Delaware County Community College in Pennsylvania

The Next Provost of Delaware County Community College in Pennsylvania

Monica Parrish Trent currently serves as instructional dean of the English Language for Academic Purposes, Linguistics, and Communications at Montgomery College in Maryland. She has been on the faculty at Montgomery College since 2000.

After 40 Years as Brown University's Chief Legal Officer, Beverly Ledbetter Is Retiring

After 40 Years as Brown University’s Chief Legal Officer, Beverly Ledbetter Is Retiring

In 1978, Beverly Ledbetter was appointed the university’s inaugural general counsel and she has served as Brown’s chief legal officer ever since. She earned her juris doctorate at the University of Colorado Law School.

The New Chair of the President's Board of Advisors on HBCUs

The New Chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs

Since November 2017, Johnny C. Taylor Jr. has been serving as the CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management. Earlier, from 2010 to 2017 he was president of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, an organization supporting the nation’s state-operated HBCUs.

Dawn Bragg Appointed Dean of Medical Student Affairs at the University of South Dakota

Dawn Bragg Appointed Dean of Medical Student Affairs at the University of South Dakota

Dr. Bragg had been serving as a professor of pediatrics and associate dean for student inclusion and academic enrichment at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She has been on the staff there since 1994.

Oklahoma State University Scholar to Serve on National Board of Diversity Officers

Oklahoma State University Scholar to Serve on National Board of Diversity Officers

Jason F. Kirksey, vice president of institutional diversity and chief diversity officer at Oklahoma State University, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.

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.

Historically Black Concordia College in Alabama to Close

Historically Black Concordia College in Alabama to Close

Concordia College, a historically Black educational institution in Selma, Alabama, was founded in 1922. It is the only HBCU affiliated with the Lutheran Church. The college has about 400 students and 100 employees. The college will close at the end of the current semester.

Karen Schuster Webb Named President of Union Institute and University in Cincinnati

Karen Schuster Webb Named President of Union Institute and University in Cincinnati

Dr. Webb has been serving as Midwest Campus president and senior adviser for academic innovation to the chancellor of the Antioch University System. Before joining Antioch University, she was the founding dean of the California School of Education of the Alliant International University System.

Juliette Bell to Step Down From Presidency of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Juliette Bell to Step Down From Presidency of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Dr. Bell became president of the university in July 1, 2012. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Bell was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. In retirement, she plans to write a book on her journey from the cotton fields of Alabama to the presidency of a state university.

John L. Jackson Appointed Dean of School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania

John L. Jackson Appointed Dean of School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Jackson currently serves as the Richard Perry University Professor and dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. He has held that post since 2014. Professor Jackson joined the faculty at the university in 2006.

Clark Atlanta University Appoints a Dean for Its School of Business Administration

Clark Atlanta University Appoints a Dean for Its School of Business Administration

Silvanus J. Udoka currently serves as a professor and chair of the department of management at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. He holds a joint appointment in the department of industrial and systems engineering.

Poet Elizabeth Alexander Named President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Poet Elizabeth Alexander Named President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Elizabeth Alexander, a professor at Columbia University who was selected to write a poem and read it at President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, has been appointed president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York.

Morgan State University Extends President's Contract for Five Years

Morgan State University Extends President’s Contract for Five Years

Dr. Wilson became president of Morgan State in July 2010. In December 2012, the board of regents of Morgan State University voted not to renew his contract. After protests, he was kept on with a series of one-year deals. Now, he will be president until at least 2023.

The Next Provost at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York

The Next Provost at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York

Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler has been serving as professor and dean of the School of Social Welfare and vice provost for public engagement at the University at Albany of the State University of New York. He will begin his new job at Iona College on July 1.

Miles K. Davis Will Be the First African American President of Linfield College in Oregon

Miles K. Davis Will Be the First African American President of Linfield College in Oregon

Currently, Dr. Davis is dean of the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. He joined the faculty there is 2001 and was named dean of the business school in 2012. He will become president of Linfield College on July 1.

Beryl McEwen Named Provost at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro

Beryl McEwen Named Provost at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro

Dr. McEwen has served as interim provost since August 2017. Earlier, she served as dean of the College of Business and vice provost for strategic planning and institutional effectiveness at North Carolina A&T State University.

Dorothy Browne Named Provost at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Dorothy Browne Named Provost at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

In 2015, Dr. Browne was named the inaugural dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Earlier in her career, she was a professor of public health and senior scientist at the Prevention Research Center at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

The Medical Schools With the Most Black Students

The Medical Schools With the Most Black Students

As expected, the three historically Black medical schools have the largest number of Black students. Among the predominantly White medical schools, the largest number of Black students is at Indiana University. Four U.S. medical schools have no Black students.

Three Black Scholars Selected for Dean Positions at Major Universities

Three Black Scholars Selected for Dean Positions at Major Universities

Recently appointed to positions as deans are Jonathan Grady at the University of California, Merced, André-Denis Wright at Washington State University, and Riché Barnes at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

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 Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

The New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

Since 2012, Michael Laney has served as a professor of communications and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Earlier, he taught at Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Thomas Conway Stepping Down as Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University

Thomas Conway Stepping Down as Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University

Dr. Conway has served as chancellor since 2016 and has had a 45-year career with the University of North Carolina System. Earlier, Dr. Conway was vice chancellor and chief of staff at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Jacqueline Screws Named President of Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Jacqueline Screws Named President of Chattahoochee Valley Community College

For the past 17 years, Screws has served as dean of student affairs for Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama. Earlier in her career, she was dean of student services at Sparks Technical College, which later merged with Wallace Community College.

Former President of Florida A&M University Lands New Administrative Post

Former President of Florida A&M University Lands New Administrative Post

James Ammons, the former president of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, has announced that he will be executive vice president of the Southern University System in Louisiana and executive vice chancellor of the Baton Rouge campus of Southern University.

The Next Dean of the School of Music and Dance at the University of Oregon

The Next Dean of the School of Music and Dance at the University of Oregon

Sabrina Madison-Cannon has been serving as a professor of dance and associate dean of academic and faculty affairs in the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She will begin her new job this coming summer.

Former Portland State University Official Named to the Oregon Supreme Court

Former Portland State University Official Named to the Oregon Supreme Court

Adrienne C. Nelson has been appointed by Governor Kate Brown to a seat on the Oregon Supreme Court. She is the first African American to serve on an appellate court in the state of Oregon.