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A Change in Leadership at Bennett College in North Carolina

A Change in Leadership at Bennett College in North Carolina

Rosalind Fuse-Hall has stepped down as president of Bennett College, the historically Black educational institution for women in Greensboro, North Carolina. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, provost and vice president for academic affairs, is serving as interim president.

In Memoriam: Thelma Vernelle Cook, 1939-2016

In Memoriam: Thelma Vernelle Cook, 1939-2016

Cook was an administrator at Oklahoma State University and Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. She served as chair of the board of regents of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

Two HBCUs in North Carolina Form Health Science Partnership

Two HBCUs in North Carolina Form Health Science Partnership

Bennett College and Winston-Salem State University have entered into an agreement that will enhance opportunities for Bennett College alumnae to pursue programs in health sciences at Winston-Salem State University.

In Memoriam: Cynthia V. Clemons

In Memoriam: Cynthia V. Clemons

Cynthia V. Clemons was a professor and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Studies at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She had also served as dean of the Division of Social Sciences and Education at the college.

In Memoriam: Anita H. Grant, 1961-2015

In Memoriam: Anita H. Grant, 1961-2015

Anita H. Grant was electronic acquisitions librarian at Ohio University in Athens. During her 25-year tenure on the library’s staff, she was director of circulation services and director of the microfilms department.

Four African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Four African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The appointees are Evelyn P. Leathers at Bennett College in North Carolina, Clothilde Hewlett at the University of California, Berkeley, Kendall D. Isaac at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, and Mohamed Ali at Iowa State University.

HBCUs With the Highest Percentage of Graduates Who Make Donations

HBCUs With the Highest Percentage of Graduates Who Make Donations

At Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina an average of 48.9 percent of alumni donated to their alma mater each year during the 2012-to-2014 period. The next highest HBCU alumni giving rate of 38.2 percent was at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The New Provost at Bennett College

The New Provost at Bennett College

Since 2013, Phyllis Worthy Dawkins has been provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cheyney University, one of 14 campuses that make up the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. She will assume her new duties on December 1.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University

Dorothy C. Browne has been serving as an adjunct professor of maternal and child welfare in the School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the former director of the Public Health Institute at North Carolina A&T State University.

Good News! Enrollments Are Up at Some HBCUs

Good News! Enrollments Are Up at Some HBCUs

While some historically Black colleges and universities have seen significant enrollment declines in recent years, there has been good news on enrollments at many of the nation’s HBCUs.

Bennett College Expands Its Foreign Languages Program

Bennett College Expands Its Foreign Languages Program

The foreign languages program at Historically Black Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, has hired four new faculty members and is offering courses in Portuguese for the first time.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

A Dozen African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

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.

A Dozen African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen African Americans Appointed to 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.

Bennett College Debuts New Logo and Marketing Tagline

Bennett College Debuts New Logo and Marketing Tagline

Bennett College, a liberal arts HBCU for women in Greensboro, North Carolina, has debuted a new logo and marketing tagline. The new tagline reads: “Education for your future. Sisterhood for life.”

Bipartisan Group Launches Congressional Caucus to Support HBCUs

Bipartisan Group Launches Congressional Caucus to Support HBCUs

The Bipartisan Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus is being led by Alma S. Adams, a Democrat from North Carolina and Bradley Byrne, a Republican from Alabama. Representative Adams taught art at Bennett College in North Carolina for 40 years.

Nine HBCUs Partner With California Community Colleges

Nine HBCUs Partner With California Community Colleges

Under the arrangement, students who graduate from any of California’s community colleges with a grade point average of 2.5 or above will be admitted to one of the nine HBCUs as juniors.

Bennett College Professor Heads to Washington

Bennett College Professor Heads to Washington

Alma Adams, a grandmother who has served as a professor of art at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, for the past 40 years, was a landslide winner for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Joan Yvette Davis Named Chancellor of Delgado Community College

Joan Yvette Davis Named Chancellor of Delgado Community College

Davis has been serving as interim president of Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A graduate of Bennett College, she is the former interim chancellor of the Alabama Community College System.

Bennett College Signs Co-Admission Agreement With a Community College

Bennett College Signs Co-Admission Agreement With a Community College

The new agreement will allow students who complete an associate’s degree at Guilford Technical Community College to enter into the bachelor’s degree program in social work at Bennett College.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

A Proven Track Record in Increasing Black Students in STEM Fields

A Proven Track Record in Increasing Black Students in STEM Fields

The Virginia-North Carolina Alliance includes nine partner institutions, including four HBCUs. The program has been funded by the National Science Foundation since 2007. During this period the number of students who graduated with degrees in STEM fields is up 67 percent.

Two New Provosts at HBCUs

Two New Provosts at HBCUs

Dr. Joyce Blackwell came to Bennett College in the summer of 2012 as senior associate provost. Previously, she was vice president for academic affairs at South Carolina State University. Joe Whitehead comes to North Carolina A&T State University from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Historically Black Bennett College Selects Its Next President

Historically Black Bennett College Selects Its Next President

Rosalind Fuse-Hall is the former chief of staff to the president of Florida A&M University and previously was executive assistant to the chancellor of North Carolina Central University.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

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

Faculty From Five HBCUs Chosen to Participate in a Leadership Development Program

Faculty From Five HBCUs Chosen to Participate in a Leadership Development Program

The Association of American Colleges and Universities program seeks to prepare women of color in STEM disciplines for academic and administrative leadership positions.

Dr. Joyce Blackwell Elected President of the Association of Chief Academic Officers

Dr. Joyce Blackwell Elected President of the Association of Chief Academic Officers

The senior associate provost at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, was named president of the Association of Chief Academic Officers of the Southern States.

Joyce Blackwell Takes on Senior Academic Post at Bennett College

Joyce Blackwell Takes on Senior Academic Post at Bennett College

She was vice president for academic affairs and a tenured professor of history at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

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

Esther Terry to Lead Bennett College for Women

Esther Terry to Lead Bennett College for Women

She was a founding member of the Afro-American studies department at the University of Massachusetts and served as department chair for 19 years.

President Julianne Malveaux Announces She Is Leaving Bennett College in May

President Julianne Malveaux Announces She Is Leaving Bennett College in May

An economist, author, and educator, she has led Bennett College since 2007.