Resignations

Four African Americans Who Have Stepped Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Four African Americans Who Have Stepped Down From Their Higher Education Posts

The four African Americans who have retired from their positions in the academic world are Forrester Lee at Yale University, Micheline Rice-Maximin at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, William Welburn at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and Lynn Thompson at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach Florida.

Shirley Ann Jackson to Step Down as President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2022

Shirley Ann Jackson to Step Down as President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2022

Dr. Jackson was chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1995 to 1999. She then left government service to take over as the 18th president of RPI in 1999. She was the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in any discipline from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Talladega College President Billy Hawkins to Retire Next Summer

Talladega College President Billy Hawkins to Retire Next Summer

When Dr. Hawkins took the helm at Talladega in 2008, the institution was struggling to survive and had under 300 students. The latest enrollments numbers available from the U.S. Department of Education show more than 1,200 students.

Three African American Men Who Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

Three African American Men Who Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

Willie Fleming, chief diversity officer at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, is retiring. Cecil Hicks, Jr., of the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and Edward J. Lewis III, of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts are taking positions outside of higher education.

Five African Americans Who Have Announced Their Retirements From Higher Education Posts

Five African Americans Who Have Announced Their Retirements From Higher Education Posts

Those who have announced they are stepping down are Melvin K. Smith at Auburn University in Alabama, Cassandra Vaughn and Janice Gibson at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, Renée A. Middleton at Ohio University, and Glenda Jones at Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Two African American College Presidents Announce They Are Stepping Down

Two African American College Presidents Announce They Are Stepping Down

Alabama A&M University President Andrew Hugine, Jr., announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2021, and Emerson College in Boston announced that President Lee Pelton would step down in June to lead the Boston Foundation.

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Stepping down are Karla Broadus, director of the African American studies program at the University of Texas at San Antonio, David W. Robinson-Morris, an assistant professor of education at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Ishmell Edwards, director of athletics at Rust College in Mississippi.

Hampton University President William R. Harvey to Step Down in 2022

Hampton University President William R. Harvey to Step Down in 2022

During President Harvey’s 43-year tenure, he has presided over immense change on campus including the initiation of 92 new academic degrees, erecting 29 new buildings, and increasing the endowment from $29 million to over $300 million.

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From College and University Positions

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From College and University Positions

Ruth Spencer, associate vice president for human resources at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, A.J. Range, assistant vice president of student development and enrollment services at the University of Central Florida, and Adrienne D. Davis, vice provost for faculty affairs and diversity at Washington University, are stepping down.

University of Richmond President Announces His Intention to Step Down

University of Richmond President Announces His Intention to Step Down

Ronald A. Crutcher became the tenth president of the University of Richmond in 2015. He also serves as a professor of music at the university. When a successor takes the helm, Dr. Crutcher will take a sabbatical and then return to the faculty as a university professor.  

Two African American Women at Southern State Universities Announce Their Retirements

Two African American Women at Southern State Universities Announce Their Retirements

Joanne Bankston, was coordinator of family and consumer sciences, and state specialist for family economics management at Kentucky State University and Valerie Gregory, associate dean of undergraduate admissions at the University of Virginia.

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From University Positions

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From University Positions

Stepping down from their posts are Dana Canedy, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes at the Columbia University School of Journalism, Donzell Lee, dean of graduate studies at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and Alfonza Carter director of athletics at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Three African Americans Who Are Retiring From High-Level Positions in the Academic World

Three African Americans Who Are Retiring From High-Level Positions in the Academic World

The three retirees are Dowell Taylor, director of bands at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Geraldine M. Jones, president of California University of Pennsylvania, and Alfreda Brown, vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Kent State University in Ohio.

Two African American Women Scholars at Kent State University to Retire

Two African American Women Scholars at Kent State University to Retire

Alfreda Brown, vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and Barbara Broome, dean of the College of Nursing, at Kent State University in Ohio are retiring at the end of the academic year.

Two Black Women Executives in Diversity and Inclusion Are Leaving Their Posts

Two Black Women Executives in Diversity and Inclusion Are Leaving Their Posts

Evelynn Ellis, vice president of institutional diversity and equity at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Teshia Levy-Grant, dean of equity and inclusion at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, are stepping down from their positions.

President Linda Rose of Santa Ana College in California Announces Her Retirement

President Linda Rose of Santa Ana College in California Announces Her Retirement

Dr. Rose has been president of Sant Ana College since 2016. Previously, she had been the president of Los Angeles Southwest College.

Two African American College Administrators Have Announced Their Retirements

Two African American College Administrators Have Announced Their Retirements

Olivia G. White, vice president for student life and dean of students at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and Constance M. Carroll, who has served as chancellor of the San Diego Community College District since 2004, announced they will be retiring in the near future.

A Trio of African American Scholars Who Are Leaving Their University Posts

A Trio of African American Scholars Who Are Leaving Their University Posts

Stepping down from their university positions are Endia Beal at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Jabbar R. Bennett at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and Theodore H. Curry II at Michigan State University.

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.

Conway Jeffress to Step Down as President of Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan

Conway Jeffress to Step Down as President of Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan

The timing of his departure has not yet been determined. Dr. Jeffress has led the community college since 2001. He first joined the staff at the college in 1982.

Professor Mildred Robinson Is Retiring After 47 Years of Teaching in Higher Education

Professor Mildred Robinson Is Retiring After 47 Years of Teaching in Higher Education

Mildred Robinson is the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Robinson, who specializes in tax law, was the law school’s first African American female tenured professor.

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From University Administrative Posts

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From University Administrative Posts

Teresa Phillips, director of athletics at Tennessee State University, and E. Royster Harper, vice president for student life at the University of Michigan, are retiring. Harry Elam will step down from his post as vice provost for undergraduate education at Stanford University.

Michael Drake to Step Down as President of Ohio State University in 2020

Michael Drake to Step Down as President of Ohio State University in 2020

Michael V. Drake, who has served as president of Ohio State University since June 2014, has announced that he will retire from that position next year. Dr. Drake is the fifteenth president of Ohio State and the first African American to serve in the post.

Three African American Scholars Who Have Stepped Down From Their University Posts

Three African American Scholars Who Have Stepped Down From Their University Posts

Kofi Agawu, the Hughes-Professor of Music at Princeton University and Robert Stepto, the John M. Schiff Professor of English and Professor of African American Studies at Yale University have retired. Jamie Riley, dean of students at the University of Alabama, has resigned.

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.

Three Black Academics Who Have Stepped Down From Their University Posts

Three Black Academics Who Have Stepped Down From Their University Posts

The three retirees are Hazel Carby at Yale University, Patricia White at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and Ismail Abdullahi at North Carolina Central University.

Fayetteville State University Chancellor Abruptly Steps Down From His Post

Fayetteville State University Chancellor Abruptly Steps Down From His Post

James Anderson, chancellor of historically Black Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, announced that he was stepping down immediately. Dr. Anderson became chancellor of Fayetteville State University in 2008.

Four African Americans Who Have Announced Their Retirements From University Posts

Four African Americans Who Have Announced Their Retirements From University Posts

The four African Americans who have retired or have announced their retirements are Tommie Stewart at Alabama State University, Adolph Reed Jr. at the University of Pennsylvania, Walter Fluker at the School of Theology at Boston University, and Alfreda Horton at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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.

A Trio of African Americans Are Retiring From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

A Trio of African Americans Are Retiring From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

Stepping down from their positions are Melissa Thomas-Hunt, professor of management and vice provost at Vanderbilt University, Andre Patillo, director of athletics at Morehouse College in Atlanta, and Filomina C. Steady, chair of Africana studies at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

Two African American Scholars Announce Their Impending Retirements

Two African American Scholars Announce Their Impending Retirements

Joyce E. Smith, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, has announced she will retire in summer 2020 and Eddie A. Holloway, assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Southern Mississippi, will retire in June.

Four African Americans Who Are Leaving Their High-Level Posts at State Universities

Four African Americans Who Are Leaving Their High-Level Posts at State Universities

The four African American who are stepping down from their positions are Ellen Smiley at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Neema Connor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Dana Brooks at West Virginia University, and Melvin Leon Heard at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Two African American Women Announce They Are Leaving Their Posts

Two African American Women Announce They Are Leaving Their Posts

Jacqueline Royster, dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Peggy Bradford, president of Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Illinois, have announced they are leaving their posts this coming summer.

Five African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From Their Current Posts in Academia

Five African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From Their Current Posts in Academia

Those stepping down from their posts are Nicole Prudent at the Boston University School of Medicine, Blake D. Morant, dean of the law school at George Washington University, Frankie Jeffries at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Michael Adewumi at Pennsylvania State University, and Willie Hill Jr. at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Two African American Men Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Two African American Men Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

John Newson, director of university bands at Howard University in Washington, D.C., has retired from his position after 25 years and James Lucas, director of human resources at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is retiring after almost seven years at the institution.

Five African American Men Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Five African American Men Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

The African American men who are leaving their current posts are Winston B. Crisp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Corey D.B. Walker at Virginia Union University, Donald Cole at the University of Mississippi, Cliff Thornton at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Stanley Pritchett at Morris Brown College in Atlanta.