Resignations

Three African Americans Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

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.

Carolyn Meyers Announces Her Resignation as President of Jackson State University

Carolyn Meyers Announces Her Resignation as President of Jackson State University

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.

Hardin Coleman Will Step Down as Dean of Boston University's School of Education

Hardin Coleman Will Step Down as Dean of Boston University’s School of Education

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 to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of Kansas

Bernadette Gray-Little to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of Kansas

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 Burnim to Step Down From Presidency of Bowie State University

Mickey Burnim to Step Down From Presidency of Bowie State University

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.

Johnson C. Smith University President Announces His Retirement

Johnson C. Smith University President Announces His Retirement

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.

Two African American Scholars Are Leaving Their University Posts

Two African American Scholars Are Leaving Their University Posts

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.

Willie Larkin Steps Down as President of Grambling State University

Willie Larkin Steps Down as President of Grambling State University

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.

Two African American Scholars Have Announced Their Retirements

Two African American Scholars Have Announced Their Retirements

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.

Three Black Educators Announce Their Retirements

Three Black Educators Announce Their Retirements

Stepping down from teaching positions are Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka at the University of Kansas, James F. Densler at the Morehouse School of Medicine, and Randolph J. Johnson at Delaware State University.

Three African Americans Are Retiring From High-Level Posts at Major Universities

Three African Americans Are Retiring From High-Level Posts at Major Universities

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 Stepping Down From Provost Position at the University of California, Berkeley

Claude Steele Stepping Down From Provost Position at the University of California, Berkeley

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.

Two African American Men Are Leaving High-Level Administrative Posts at State Universities

Two African American Men Are Leaving High-Level Administrative Posts at State Universities

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 McDavis to Leave Presidency of Ohio University in 2017

Roderick McDavis to Leave Presidency of Ohio University in 2017

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 Retires After a Career That Spanned 48 Years at Virginia Commonwealth University

Grace E. Harris Retires After a Career That Spanned 48 Years at Virginia Commonwealth University

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.

Two African Americans Leaving Their Higher Education Posts

Two African Americans Leaving Their Higher Education Posts

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.

Two African Americans Who Have Retired From University Positions

Two African Americans Who Have Retired From University Positions

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.

Leslie McClellon Resigns as President of Rochester Community and Technical College

Leslie McClellon Resigns as President of Rochester Community and Technical College

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.

A Leadership Change at Elizabeth City State University

A Leadership Change at Elizabeth City State University

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.

Texas Southern University President to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Texas Southern University President to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

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.

Two African American Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Top-Level Posts

Two African American Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Top-Level Posts

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.

Pamela Hammond to Step Down as Interim President of Virginia State University

Pamela Hammond to Step Down as Interim President of Virginia State University

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.

President of Voorhees College Announces He Will Step Down

President of Voorhees College Announces He Will Step Down

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.

Two African Americans Step Down From High-Level University Posts

Two African Americans Step Down From High-Level University Posts

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.

Two African Americans Are Leaving Their High-Level Posts at Flagship State Universities

Two African Americans Are Leaving Their High-Level Posts at Flagship State Universities

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.

Two High-Ranking Black Academics Announce Their Retirements

Two High-Ranking Black Academics Announce Their Retirements

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.

Two Black Leaders Are Leaving Their University Posts

Two Black Leaders Are Leaving Their University Posts

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.

Four African Americans Announce They Are Leaving Their College and University Posts

Four African Americans Announce They Are Leaving Their College and University Posts

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 Is Stepping Down as President of Mills College in June 2016

Alecia A. DeCoudreaux Is Stepping Down as President of Mills College in June 2016

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.

LeRoy Pernell Stepping Down as Dean of the College of Law at Florida A&M University

LeRoy Pernell Stepping Down as Dean of the College of Law at Florida A&M University

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.

Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, President of Kalamazoo College, to Retire

Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, President of Kalamazoo College, to Retire

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.

Helen Giles-Gee Leaves Presidency of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Helen Giles-Gee Leaves Presidency of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

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.

Michael Young Retiring From the University of California, Santa Barbara

Michael Young Retiring From the University of California, Santa Barbara

Michael Young , vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has announced that he will retire on January 31, 2015. He has been on the staff at the university since 1990.

Howard College of Dentistry Dean Leo Rouse Announces His Retirement

Howard College of Dentistry Dean Leo Rouse Announces His Retirement

Dr. Rouse will continue as dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry for the remainder of the current academic year and then take a one semester sabbatical before retiring next December.

University of Iowa's Charles Green Is Stepping Down

University of Iowa’s Charles Green Is Stepping Down

Charles Green, director of public safety at the University of Iowa, has announced that he will retire on January 9, 2015. Green has been on the staff at the university for 29 years and has served in his current post for two decades.

President of Virginia State University to Step Down

President of Virginia State University to Step Down

After meeting in a three-hour closed-door session with the Virginia State University board of visitors, university president Keith T. Miller announced that he will step down on December 31.