Resignations

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.

Two African Americans Stepping Down From High-Level Administrative Posts at Universities

Two African Americans Stepping Down From High-Level Administrative Posts at Universities

Marilyn Sanders Mobley, vice president for inclusion, diversity, and equal opportunity at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, will step down and return to the English department faculty and Alan Brangman, executive vice president and university treasurer at the University of Delaware, has announced he will retire in early 2019.

Two African American Men Stepping Down From High-Level Administrative Positions

Two African American Men Stepping Down From High-Level Administrative Positions

Walter Robinson, associate vice chancellor of enrollment management at the University of California, Davis, is retiring and David Williams II, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director at Vanderbilt University, is stepping down but will continue to serve on the university’s law school faculty.

Two African American Women Are Retiring From High-Level Posts at Major Universities

Two African American Women Are Retiring From High-Level Posts at Major Universities

Pat Singleton-Young was the director of the Multicultural Student Center at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina and Carolyn Ashe is retiring as professor and director of the Institute for Business Ethics, and Public Issues at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Three African Americans Who Are Retiring From Higher Education Posts

Three African Americans Who Are Retiring From Higher Education Posts

The three retirees are Rhonda Rogers at Virginia Tech, Karla Spurlock-Evans at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Kent Merritt at the University of Virginia.

Two African American Women Full Professors Are Retiring From State Universities

Two African American Women Full Professors Are Retiring From State Universities

Ethel Hill Williams, the Reynolds Professor of public affairs and director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Carolyn B. Brooks, professor of microbiology at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, are retiring.

Claflin University President Henry Tisdale Announces He Will Step Down in 2019

Claflin University President Henry Tisdale Announces He Will Step Down in 2019

When he retired in June 2019, Dr. Henry Tisdale will have led the historically Black university for a quarter century. He was the first African American to earn a doctorate in mathematics at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Two Long-Time Faculty Members Are Retiring From Elizabeth City State University

Two Long-Time Faculty Members Are Retiring From Elizabeth City State University

Linda Hayden is retiring after 38 years of teaching at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina and Claudie Mackey has been on the faculty there since 1977.

Gregory Vincent Resigns as President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Gregory Vincent Resigns as President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges

The resignation comes after allegations surfaced that Dr. Vincent plagiarized part of his doctoral dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.