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University of Southern Mississippi Acquires Papers of its First African American Faculty Member

University of Southern Mississippi Acquires Papers of its First African American Faculty Member

In 1970, John Calvin Berry became the first African American faculty member at the university when he was named an instructor of student teaching. He retired from the university in 1985 as an associate professor of educational leadership and research.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Nine African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Nine African Americans

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

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.

In Memoriam: Wright Lassiter Jr., 1934-2019

In Memoriam: Wright Lassiter Jr., 1934-2019

Dr. Lassiter was appointed chancellor of Dallas County Community College District in 2007. He was the first African American to hold the position. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lassiter served for 20 years as president of El Centro College in Dallas.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Alcorn State University Establishes First Doctoral Degree Program: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Alcorn State University Establishes First Doctoral Degree Program: Doctor of Nursing Practice

The new doctoral degree program will be offered to graduates of the university’s family nurse practitioner master’s degree program. Students will take courses on evidence-based practice, quality improvement, healthcare systems, evaluation of practice models, and health policy.

In Memoriam: Robert Wayne Bowles, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Robert Wayne Bowles, 1943-2019

Robert W. Bowles was the former chair of the department of health and physical education and the former director of alumni affairs at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Alcorn State University in Mississippi

Three African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Alcorn State University in Mississippi

Ladonna Eanochs has been named interim director of institutional research at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. Everson Martin has been named interim director of bands and Tracee Smith has been named director of the Office of Student Records and University Registrar.

State Leaders in Mississippi See No Need to Close or Merge Public HBCUs

State Leaders in Mississippi See No Need to Close or Merge Public HBCUs

Alfred Rankins Jr., the first African American to lead the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Education, has gone on record as opposing any mergers of the state’s historically Black universities into predominately White institutions.

Alcorn State University to Offer a New Master's Degree Program in NCAA Compliance

Alcorn State University to Offer a New Master’s Degree Program in NCAA Compliance

Alcorn State says that the new master’s degree program in NCAA compliance and academic progress rate reporting is the first of its kind in the nation. The university will also offer a post-baccalaureate certificate program in the field.

Kentucky State University Extends the Contract of President M. Christopher Brown II

Kentucky State University Extends the Contract of President M. Christopher Brown II

The board of regents of Kentucky State University has extended the contract of M. Christopher Brown II for four years through July 2022. The four-year extension is the maximum allowed by state law. Dr. Brown was appointed the 15th president of Kentucky State University in March 2017.

New Agreement Will Ease Transition of Alcorn State Students to the College of Pharmacy at Ole Miss

New Agreement Will Ease Transition of Alcorn State Students to the College of Pharmacy at Ole Miss

Alcorn State students who excel in pre-pharmacy courses and who have been active participants in community service programs will be able to take advantage of the University of Mississippi College of Pharmacy’s Preferred Admission Program.

Ten African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Alcorn State University Ranks First Among HBCUs in Student Experience Rankings

Alcorn State University Ranks First Among HBCUs in Student Experience Rankings

Alcorn State University in Mississippi finished with the highest student satisfaction rating of any HBCU in the country. This pushed Alcorn State to seventh overall on the Best HBCUs list compiled by College Consensus.

Felecia McInnis Nave Named Provost at North Carolina Central University

Felecia McInnis Nave Named Provost at North Carolina Central University

Dr. Nave has been serving a professor in the College of Engineering and as director of faculty development and engagement at Prairie View &M University in Texas. From 2014 to 2017, she was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Prairie View.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

In Memoriam: Virginia Caples, 1946-2018

In Memoriam: Virginia Caples, 1946-2018

Dr. Caples began her academic career at her alma mater, Alcorn State University. She then joined the faculty at Alabama A&M University, and served there in many capacities, including provost, for the next 40 years. On two occasions, Dr. Caples served as interim president of Alabama A&M.

Alcorn State University in Mississippi to Add Two New Degree Programs Next Fall

Alcorn State University in Mississippi to Add Two New Degree Programs Next Fall

The university will offer a master’s degree program in history and a new bachelor’s degree program in athletic training. The university anticipates that over the next six years 100 students will enroll in the history master’s program and 135 students in the athletic training program.

Two HBCUs Post Record Numbers for Final Enrollment Figures

Two HBCUs Post Record Numbers for Final Enrollment Figures

At Alcorn State University in Mississippi, enrollments of first-year students are up 39 percent, reaching an all-time record. For the sixth time in the past eight years, Delaware State University has broken enrollment records. There are 4,648 students on campus this fall.

Eight Black Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Assignments

Eight Black Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Assignments

Here is this week’s roundup of Black scholars who have been hired or assigned new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Two African Americans Named to Dean Positions at Alcorn State University

Two African Americans Named to Dean Positions at Alcorn State University

Edmund Buckner was named dean of the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. Donna Williams was appointed dean of the School of Business at the university.

HBCUs Report Impressive Enrollment Gains

HBCUs Report Impressive Enrollment Gains

Alcorn State University in Mississippi reports that the first-year class is the largest in university history. There are 740 entering students this year, an increase of 38 percent from a year ago. Several other HBCUs have also reported impressive gains.

In Memoriam: Norris Allen Edney, 1936-2017

In Memoriam: Norris Allen Edney, 1936-2017

Dr. Edney was a long-time faculty member who served as both acting president and interim president of Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Robert Carr Is the New Provost at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Robert Carr Is the New Provost at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Robert Z. Carr has been serving as a professor and dean of the School of Education and Psychology at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. Earlier in his career, Dr. Carr was dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Langston University in Oklahoma.

In Memoriam: Samuel Griffin, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Samuel Griffin, 1945-2017

Griffin’s career at Alcorn State lasted for more than 40 years. He was named director of bands in 1969 and remained in that post until his retirement in 2012. He was the founder of the university’s Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite marching band.

Six African Americans Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts at Universities

Six African Americans Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts at Universities

The appointees are Angela Jones at Eastern Washington University, Joseph Ballard II at the University of Minnesota, Kim LeDuff at the University of West Florida, Anika Mitchell Perkins at Mississippi University for Women, Pamela Goines at the University of Cincinnati, and Wanda Fleming at Alcorn State University.

Alcorn State University to Offer Bachelor's Degree Programs at Its Vicksburg Location

Alcorn State University to Offer Bachelor’s Degree Programs at Its Vicksburg Location

Alcorn State University, the historically Black educational institution in Mississippi, has announced that it will now offer bachelor’s degree programs at its Vicksburg Expansion Center. Previously, students at the Vicksburg location could take courses only leading to an associate’s degree.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Ten African Americans Selected for New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten African Americans Selected for New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Two African American Women Earn Prestigious Honors

Two African American Women Earn Prestigious Honors

Gilda Barabino, dean of engineering at City College of New York, is being honored by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and Janelle Baker of Alcorn State University was honored at the Health Disparities Conference at Xavier University in New Orleans.

M. Christopher Brown Appointed President of Kentucky State University

Dr. Brown has been serving as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for the Southern University System in Louisiana. He is the former president of Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He stepped down from that position in December 2013.

New Administrative Positions for Four African Americans at Major Universities

New Administrative Positions for Four African Americans at Major Universities

The four African Americans in new administrative posts in higher education are Archie Tucker II at Alabama A&M University, Michele Harper at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, Tamala Tamu Sukari Choma at the University of California, Riverside, and Carleton Spellman at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.