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Pennsylvania HBCU to Send Graduates to University of Pittsburgh Nursing School

Pennsylvania HBCU to Send Graduates to University of Pittsburgh Nursing School

Cheyney University has signed an agreement to fast-track high-achieving Cheyney graduates into the accelerated bachelor’s degree program in nursing and the Ph.D. program in nursing at the University of Pittsburgh.

New Yale Award Program for High School Students Honors Ebenezer Bassett

New Yale Award Program for High School Students Honors Ebenezer Bassett

Ebenezer Bassett was the first African American student to enroll at the Connecticut Normal School, which is now Central Connecticut State University. He taught at what is now Cheyney University and later became the first African American to serve as a diplomat for the United States.

City of Philadelphia to Honor Slain Educator and Civil Rights Activist, Octavius Catto

City of Philadelphia to Honor Slain Educator and Civil Rights Activist, Octavius Catto

Catto graduated as the valedictorian of the Institute for Colored Youth, which today is Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. He later taught English literature, mathematics and classical languages at the institution. He was murdered in 1871 while trying to defend African Americans’ right to vote.

Cheyney University Signs Agreement With Delaware County Community College

Cheyney University Signs Agreement With Delaware County Community College

Historically Black Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has seen a 50 percent drop in enrollments since 2009. The new agreement opens up new avenues for the university to increase the size of its student body.

Michelle Howard-Vital Is the New Provost at Florida Memorial University

Michelle Howard-Vital Is the New Provost at Florida Memorial University

From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Howard-Vital was president of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania. Earlier in her career, she served as interim chancellor of Winston-Salem State University and as associate vice president for the University of North Carolina System.

Robert M. Dixon to Serve as Provost at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Robert M. Dixon to Serve as Provost at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

For the past two years, Dr. Dixon has served as interim vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He is the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Cheyney University Supporters Hold Rally at State Capitol in Harrisburg Seeking Help

Cheyney University Supporters Hold Rally at State Capitol in Harrisburg Seeking Help

Hundreds of students, alumni, and supporters of Cheney University of Pennsylvania held a rally in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg calling on legislators to do much more to help the struggling historically Black university.

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.

In Memoriam: Delores M. Andy, 1936-2015

In Memoriam: Delores M. Andy, 1936-2015

Professor Andy joined the staff at Temple University in 1974 as director of the Joint Recreation Resources Project. Three years later, she joined the faculty. She taught at Temple for 30 years.

Cheyney University Signs MBA Agreement With La Salle University

Cheyney University Signs MBA Agreement With La Salle University

The Cheyney/La Salle MBA Affiliation Agreement will guarantee five slots each academic year for qualified students from Cheyney to enter La Salle’s MBA program.

State Audit Paints a Bleak Future for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

State Audit Paints a Bleak Future for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

A report from the auditor general found escalating debt, falling revenues, and declining enrollments. The good news is that Cheyney is already taking steps to cut costs, increase enrollments, and improve retention and graduation rates.

Federal Lawsuit Calls for "Parity Through Equity" at Cheyney University

Federal Lawsuit Calls for “Parity Through Equity” at Cheyney University

Historically Black Cheyney University was founded in 1837 and is now part of the 14-campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. A lawsuit calls for major enhancements so that Cheyney can compete with other predominantly White institutions in the system.

Frank Pogue to Lead Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Frank Pogue to Lead Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

From 2010 to June of this year, Dr. Pogue was president of Grambling State University in Louisiana. Earlier in his career, he served for 11 years as president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He will become interim president of Cheyney University on November 3.

In Memoriam: Jeffrey A. Smith, 1970-2014

In Memoriam: Jeffrey A. Smith, 1970-2014

Dr. Smith, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Cheyney University in Pennsylvania, had been at his new job for only three weeks before his death. Previously, he was a vice president at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Dexter A. Bailey Jr. at Stony Brook University in New York, Cheryl Evans Jones at Paine College in Georgia, Stacy Downing at Delaware State University, Brian Seymour at Edward Waters College in Florida, and Jonathan Muse at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

Cheyney University Opens Its New $23 Million Science Center

Cheyney University Opens Its New $23 Million Science Center

The 40,000-square-foot structure houses chemistry, biology, physics, and computer laboratories, seminar and lecture rooms, faculty offices, a planetarium, and an external greenhouse. It’s the first new academic building on campus in 30 years.

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 Change in Leadership at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

A Change in Leadership at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Michelle R. Howard-Vital, the 11th president of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, has announced she will retire on July 31. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has been named acting president.

Cheyney University Signs Agreement With a University in Rwanda

Cheyney University Signs Agreement With a University in Rwanda

The agreement calls for the two universities to collaborate on an aquaculture project that will enhance fish and food production in Rwanda. In addition, students in Rwanda will be able to enroll in a Cheyney online master of public administration degree program.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Partners With Educational Institution in Rwanda

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Partners With Educational Institution in Rwanda

The agreement calls for student and faculty exchanges between the two educational institutions. The exchanges will focus on programs in aquaculture and public administration.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Universities

Five African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Universities

Appointed to serve in new positions are Anre Dixon at Cheyney University, Kimberly Logan at Alabama A&M University, Shari Clarke at Ohio University, Rychetta Watkins at the University of Memphis and Lorraine Goffe-Rush at Washington University.

Four African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Four African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions

The new appointees are Jerald Woolfolk Adley at SUNY Oswego, Ivan L. Harrell III at Lone Star College-CyFair, Eric V. Hilton at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and Joyce Q. Rogers at Indiana University.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts at HBCUs

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts at HBCUs

Cherita Weatherspoon was named head of University College at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. Sunya Young is a new vice president at South Carolina State University and Robert W. McGlotten Jr. was named government liaison at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Cheyney University Opens New Residence for Honors Program Scholars

Cheyney University Opens New Residence for Honors Program Scholars

Named after the university’s founder, Richard Humphreys, the newly rennovated structure will serve as a residence hall for a cohort of honors students called Humphreys Scholars.

Supporters of Cheyney University Preparing to Sue Pennsylvania for Racial Discrimination

Supporters of Cheyney University Preparing to Sue Pennsylvania for Racial Discrimination

An attorney involved in the action stated, “The Commonwealth in 2013 continues this racial discrimination, which has caused an all-time great institution to have an all-time low student enrollment and an all-time high budget deficit.”

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Named Provost at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins Named Provost at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Dawkins was provost, senior vice president for academic affairs, and professor of education at Dillard University in New Orleans. Earlier she held several positions at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In Memoriam: James Russell Dumpson, 1909-2012

In Memoriam: James Russell Dumpson, 1909-2012

He was the former dean of the Graduate School of Social Science at Fordham University and was the oldest living alumnus of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania.

Several HBCU Campuses Are Getting a Makeover

Several HBCU Campuses Are Getting a Makeover

Significant new construction is underway at Delaware State University, Cheyney University, Meharry Medical College and Johnson C. Smith University.

With Hurricane Approaching, Cheyney University Shuts Down

With Hurricane Approaching, Cheyney University Shuts Down

Cheyney University in Pennsylvania called off classes for Monday October 29 and urged any students who were on campus to leave and return to their homes if possible.

Cheyney University Begins Work on New Science Center

Cheyney University Begins Work on New Science Center

The 43,000-square-foot facility will house classrooms and research programs in biotechnology, health, mathematic applications, and computer-based system development.

Ten African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Carlton Brown, Gerald Coleman, Kimberly Hilliard, Tijuana Hudson, Sheilah Vance, Vanidy Bailey, Patric Simon, Kevin Banks, Ron Price, and Ruffin Bell are all taking on new roles.

In Memoriam: H. Douglas Covington, 1935-2012

In Memoriam: H. Douglas Covington, 1935-2012

He was president of three HBCUs before becoming the first African American to lead a predominantly white, state-operated university in Virginia.

Cheyney University Receives a Historic Diploma From Its Past

Cheyney University Receives a Historic Diploma From Its Past

The university received a diploma issued to a woman in 1879 by the Institute for Colored Youth.

African American Faculty News

African American Faculty News

Sue Houchins was awarded tenure. Maryemma Graham was named a University Distinguished Professor. Carlos Minor joins the faculty at Northwestern Oklahoma and M. Bernadette Carter was named professor emerita.

New Duties for Four Black Scholars

New Duties for Four Black Scholars

David Marshall, Gilbert Rochon, Nicole Shelton, and Gedeon Mudacumura are taking on new responsibilities.

Grants and Gifts

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