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Suzanne Walsh Named President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Suzanne Walsh Named President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Currently, Walsh serves as the founder and manager of Discerning SEWlutions, a consulting firm in Seattle. Earlier in her career she held various leadership roles with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation for Education, the Heinz Endowments, and Cuyahoga Community College.

Two African American Women Receive Notable Honors From Higher Education Institutions

Two African American Women Receive Notable Honors From Higher Education Institutions

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, president of Bennett College, was honored by the Higher Education Leadership Foundation and Katherine G. Johnson, whose trailblazing achievements were highlighted in the 2016 film, Hidden Figures, will have a building name in her honor at George Mason University.

A Quartet of African American Women Who Have Been Selected for Notable Honors

A Quartet of African American Women Who Have Been Selected for Notable Honors

The honorees are Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, president of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Karen Robinson, associate professor of nursing at Marquette University, Gabrielle Abelard a clinical assistant professor of nursing at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Benita Powell, assistant general counsel at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Johnnetta Cole to Be Honored by the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

Johnnetta Cole to Be Honored by the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

Dr. Cole is being honored as a role model and leader for others through her personal achievements and excellence in a chosen field; commitment to human, civil rights, and social issues; and contributions to the betterment of society.

Nine African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine African Americans Appointed 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.

Bennett College Loses Accreditation Appeal, But Vows to Fight On

Bennett College Loses Accreditation Appeal, But Vows to Fight On

Despite the fact that Bennett College raised $8 million in a short period, the Appeals Committee of the College Delegate Assembly of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges upheld the decision to revoke the college’s accreditation. The college is challenging that decision in court.

Bennett College Smashes Fundraising Goal in Effort to Retain Accreditation

Bennett College Smashes Fundraising Goal in Effort to Retain Accreditation

In order to demonstrate to the commission that Bennett is financial stable, President Dawkins initiated an emergency “Stand With Bennett” fundraising drive that had a goal of raising $5 million by February 1. The college raised at least $8.2 million.

Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, at Risk of Losing Its Accreditation

Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, at Risk of Losing Its Accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Collegeshas notified historically Black Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, that it will lose its accreditation. The college has appealed the decision and has until February to convince the commission that significant progress has been made.

Hurricane Florence Wreaks Havoc on North and South Carolina HBCUs

Hurricane Florence Wreaks Havoc on North and South Carolina HBCUs

The historically Black colleges and universities of North Carolina and South Carolina were among the many institutions affected by Hurricane Florence this past week.

New Administrative Posts for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Seven African Americans 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.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointed to new posts are Carolyn Branton at Robert Morris University Illinois, Renee Bostic at Notre of Maryland University, John Eason at Florida A&M University, Michael A. Harris at Boston College, and Lorraine A. Acker at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Dorothy Browne Named Provost at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Dorothy Browne Named Provost at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

In 2015, Dr. Browne was named the inaugural dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Earlier in her career, she was a professor of public health and senior scientist at the Prevention Research Center at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Bennett College Unveils a New State-of-the-Art Production Studio

Bennett College Unveils a New State-of-the-Art Production Studio

The new studio includes a modular set that can be configured for news programs, talk shows, or stand-up presentations. It also has a professional lighting grid and space for photography and green-screen video production.

Accrediting Agency Hands Down Decisions on Four HBCUs

Accrediting Agency Hands Down Decisions on Four HBCUs

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools removed one HBCU from warning status, continued probation status for two HBCUs, and placed another HBCU on probation.

Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Debuts New Scholarship Program

Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Debuts New Scholarship Program

The scholarships will provide funds for tuition, fees and room and board for first-year students. The scholarships are renewable for three additional years provided the students maintain a 3.75 grade point average.

Former College President Johnnetta Cole Taking on a New Assignment

Former College President Johnnetta Cole Taking on a New Assignment

Johnnetta B. Cole, president emerita of Spelman College in Atlanta and president emerita of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been named a senior consulting fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Appointed President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Appointed President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Dr. Dawkins has been serving as interim president since last August. Dr. Dawkins became provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bennett College in December 2015 after serving in a similar role at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

The Sorry State of Alumni Giving at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The Sorry State of Alumni Giving at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

U.S. News & World Report recently published a list of historically Black colleges and universities that achieve the greatest rate of alumni giving. For the HBCUs that supplied data to the survey, the average giving rate was a dismally low 11.2 percent.

Bennett College in North Carolina Names a Building in Honor of Johnnetta Cole

Bennett College in North Carolina Names a Building in Honor of Johnnetta Cole

Johnnetta B. Cole, the former president of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, was recognized by having a dormitory named in her honor on the college’s campus. The Johnnetta Betch Cole Honors Hall will be reserved for students with at least a 3.0 grade point average.

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 HBCUs Face Accreditation Issues

Three HBCUs Face Accreditation Issues

All three HBCUs – Bennett College, Saint Augustine’s University, and Saint Philip’s College – remain fully accredited at this time. But the commission’s actions show that members have some concerns about either the academic programs, governing policies, or financial stability of these HBCUs.

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.