Dr. Motley’s resignation comes at a time when the university is experiencing declining enrollment and has accumulated $30 million in debt. Protesters held a rally in front of the State House on Beacon Hill in Boston in support of Dr. Motley.
J. Nwando Olayiwola, director of the Center for Primary Care Excellence at the University of California, San Francisco, is taking a job at a healthcare technology company and Karla FC Holloway, the James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University, has retired.
Tola Thompson, the assistant vice president of government relations at Florida A&M University, is going to Washington to serve as chief of staff for Congressman Al Lawson and Elwanda D. Ingram, professor of English at Winston-Salem State University, has announced that she is retiring at the end of the year.
During his 30-year tenure as chair of the board of trustees at Meharry Medical College, Dr. Royal personally contributed $2 million to the medical school and presided over a successful $125 million fundraising campaign.
D. R. Butler, the associate director of athletics for academics and intercollegiate athletics at George Mason University, and Glenda Hammond, the director of the Upward Bound program at Michigan State University are retiring. Joy Karega was dismissed from the faculty at Oberlin College in Ohio.
A year ago, Carolyn Meyers, president of Jackson State University, had her contract extended for another four years. Now, she has resigned after it was revealed that the university’s financial situation has deteriorated.
Dr. Coleman will take a one-year sabbatical and then return to Boston University as a full-time faculty member in master’s degree programs in family therapy and school counseling and as director of the Center for Character & Social Responsibility.
Bernadette Gray-Little, the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas, announced that she will step down at the end of the current academic year. When she was named chancellor in 2009, Dr. Gray-Little became the first woman and the first African American in history to hold the position.
Mickey L. Burnim, president of Bowie State University, the historically Black educational institution in Maryland, announced that he will step down at the end of the current academic year on June 30, 2017. When he retires, he will have led the university for nearly 11 years.
Ronald L. Carter, the 13th president of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, announced that he will step down at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Dr. Carter has led the university since 2008.
Jake Kirkland Jr. is retiring after 30 years as an administrator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Noelle Hunter is leaving her post at Moorhead State University in Kentucky to become the executive director of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.
After just less than one year in office as the ninth president of Grambling State University in Louisiana, Willie D. Larkin has resigned his post. While President Larkin resigned, his comments appear to show that he was being forced out of his position.
Wanda J. Smith was appointed associate professor of management emerita in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech and Joshua Murfree Jr. has resigned as director of intercollegiate athletics at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.
Those who have announced their retirements are Virginia Caples at Alabama A&M University, John H. Bracey Jr. at the University of Massachusetts, and Floyd Kerr at Morgan State University.
Claude Steele was appointed executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. He is stepping aside to deal with the health problems of his wife. He will remain at Berkeley as a professor of psychology.
Charles Wilson, dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, will retire in June. Patrick R. Liverpool, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, has stepped down due to medical reasons.
Roderick J. McDavis, president of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, has announced that he will step down at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Dr. McDavis has been president of Ohio University since 2004.
Grace E. Harris has retired as a distinguished professor of public policy at the leadership institute that bears her name at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Her service included terms as dean of the School of Social Work, provost, and acting president.
Iris E. Harvey is leaving her post as vice president for university relations at Kent State University in Ohio and Leonard Hayes III is retiring as senior director for the Institutional Service Division of the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education.
Joan Morrison, assistant director of the Office of Alumni Relations at North Carolina Central University and Ralph Oliver, director of public safety and chief of police at the University of Kansas, have retired.
President McClellon had been criticized over her spending and hiring decisions since taking office only 18 months ago. She will take a position as a senior system director at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
Stacey Franklin Jones has resigned from her position as chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. Thomas Conway, vice chancellor and chief of staff at Fayetteville State University, was named to replace Dr. Jones.
John M. Rudley has served as the eleventh president of Texas Southern University in Houston since 2008. Earlier, he was interim chancellor of the University of Houston System and interim president of the University of Houston.
Carolyn R. Hodges, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee, will return to her faculty post and Mary H. Gresham, vice provost for educational collaboration and engagement at the University at Buffalo, is retiring at the end of the year.
Dr. Hammond has been serving as interim president since January 1, 2015. She is the first woman to serve as president of the university. Dr. Hammond is the former provost at Hampton University.
Cleveland L. Sellers Jr., a celebrated leader of the civil rights movement and president of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, announced that he will step down at the end of the current academic year.
Cheryl Harrelson has stepped down as vice president for advancement at New Mexico State University and Elfred Anthony Pinkard has retired as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.
Linda Williams, associate chancellor and chief ethics, risk and compliance officer at the University of California Berkeley has retired and Maurice Daniels, dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia, is returning to the faculty.
Billy K. Cannaday Jr., dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia, and Amelia Ross-Hammond, a professor and director of service-learning and civic engagement at Norfolk State University, are retiring.
Yaw D. Yeboah is stepping down as dean of the Florida A&M University/Florida State University College of Engineering and David A. Jones is leaving his post as vice president for human resources at Stanford University.
Those who are stepping down are Clyde B. Jones III at the University of Pittsburgh, Valerie B. Lee at Ohio State University, Patience Essah at Auburn University, and Charles Meadows at Morehouse College.
Alecia A. DeCoudreaux, president of Mills College in Oakland, California, has announced that she will step down in June 2016. She became president of the women’s college on July 1, 2011 after a long career in the legal department of Eli Lilly and Company.
Professor Pernell became dean in 2008. Previously he served for 10 years as dean of the College of Law at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He will now return to his full-time faculty position at the FAMU law school.
Dr. Wilson-Oyelaran has served as the 17th president of the college since July 2005. A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Wilson-Oyelaran taught at the University of Ife in Nigeria for 14 years before returning to the U.S. in 1988.
Dr. Giles-Gee became the 22nd president of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in July 2012. She was the first woman and the first African American president in the nearly 200-year history of the university.