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Three African American Men in Higher Education Receive Prestigious Awards

Three African American Men in Higher Education Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University in New Orleans, Joseph A. Johnson III, a retired professor of physics at Florida A&M University, and Isiah Warner, a professor of chemistry at Louisiana State University.

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Hired to new administrative posts are Janel Marts Green at Dillard University in New Orleans, Alonda Williams at Bellevue College in Washington State, and Kevin McDonald at the University of Missouri System.

New Faculty Posts for Two African American Women Scholars

New Faculty Posts for Two African American Women Scholars

Kemberly Washington was named to the Eben Hardie Jr. Finance Endowed Professorship at Dillard University in New Orleans and Pearl K. Ford Dowe was named scholar-in-residence at the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University.

New University Administrative Posts for Five African Americans

New University Administrative Posts for Five African Americans

Taking on new administrative duties are Valerie I. Harrison at Temple University, David M. Grubb at Dillard University, Margo Foremen at Iowa State University, Adrienne J. McNeil-Washington at Lehigh University, and Yvette Barker at Texas Southern University.

Seven Black Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Seven Black Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of Black faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

New Administrative Duties for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties 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.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Taking on new administrative roles are Kenneth M. Holmes at Howard University, Cherisna Jean-Marie at Jarvis Christian College, Adria N. Kimbrough at Dillard University, Rhonda Jeter-Twilley at Bowie State University, and Wanda K. Brown at Winston-Salem State University.

Five Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Five Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new duties are David H. Jackson at Florida A&M University. Belinda Archibong at Barnard College, Derron O. Wallace at Brandeis University, Christena Cleveland at Duke Divinity School, and Zella Palmer at Dillard 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.

Duke Honors Its First Black Faculty Member

Duke Honors Its First Black Faculty Member

Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, recently held a ceremony to celebrate the naming of its new social policy center to honor Samuel DuBois Cook. In 1966, Dr. Cook became the first African American faculty member at Duke.

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.

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.

In Memoriam: Barbara Guillory Thompson, 1936-2015

In Memoriam: Barbara Guillory Thompson, 1936-2015

Barbara Guillory Thompson was the first African American women student to live in a dormitory on the Louisiana State University campus. Dr. Thompson later served on the Dillard University faculty for 42 years.

Dillard University Designates Physics and Film as "Signature Programs"

Dillard University Designates Physics and Film as “Signature Programs”

The university’s signature programs are majors that “epitomize Dillard’s mission and define its distinctiveness in the local, state, and national marketplace.” Signature programs will receive additional faculty and staff positions, endowed chairs, and additional equipment.

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.

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.

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.

Dillard University to Offer Its First Online Course

Dillard University to Offer Its First Online Course

Dillard University, the historically Black educational institution in New Orleans, will be offering its first online course during the spring 2015 semester: “Principles of Disease Prevention and Control.”

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.

Gary Clark to Direct New Center for Law and Public Interest at Dillard University

Gary Clark to Direct New Center for Law and Public Interest at Dillard University

Gary Clark, an associate professor and chair of the department of political science at Dillard, has been named the inaugural director of the new center that will will focus on pre-law training for students interested in the legal profession.

Dillard University in New Orleans to Offer Medical Physics Program

Dillard University in New Orleans to Offer Medical Physics Program

The university is offering a new medical physics concentration in its physics and pre-engineering program. The program will prepare undergraduate students for graduate study in medical physics and nuclear medical physics.

The New Chaplain at Dillard University in New Orleans

The New Chaplain at Dillard University in New Orleans

Earnest Salsberry has served in the post on an interim basis for several months. Rev. Salsberry is a 2006 graduate of Dillard University and holds a master of divinity degree from the Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta.

University of Cincinnati Aims to Increase the Diversity of Its Faculty

University of Cincinnati Aims to Increase the Diversity of Its Faculty

The provost’s office has allocated $1,170,000 to the faculty diversification effort during the current fiscal year. And the Office of the President has allocated $800,000 over the next three years for the effort.

In Memoriam: Norward Roussell, 1934-2014

In Memoriam: Norward Roussell, 1934-2014

After working in the New Orleans public schools, in 1987 Dr. Roussell was appointed the first Black school superintendent in Selma, Alabama. Later he was an administrator at his alma mater, Dillard University in New Orleans.

Professor Wins a National Award for Her Book on the History of Black Journalists

Professor Wins a National Award for Her Book on the History of Black Journalists

Jinx Coleman Broussard, a professor in the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, received the History Division Book Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

In Memoriam: Elton C. Harrison, 1917-2014

In Memoriam: Elton C. Harrison, 1917-2014

Dr. Harrison taught mathematics at Fort Valley State University in Georgia and then had a long career as an administrator at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Dillard University in New Orleans.

New Report Offers Strategies for Increasing Internationalization Efforts at HBCUs

New Report Offers Strategies for Increasing Internationalization Efforts at HBCUs

Over an 18-month period, the American Council on Education worked closely with seven HBCUs to conduct a review and analysis of their current internationalization efforts and to develop a strategic plan for enhancing those efforts.

Dillard University to Offer Free Hazardous Waste Management Training for New Orleans Residents

Dillard University to Offer Free Hazardous Waste Management Training for New Orleans Residents

The free training program in hazardous waste management, housed at Dillard’s Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, is funded by the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences.

This Week's Appointments of African Americans to Key Posts in Higher Education Administration

This Week’s Appointments of African Americans to Key Posts in Higher Education Administration

Taking on new administrative roles are Venessa Funches, Nancy L. Jones, Michael A. Ellington, Michael Williams, Kenyatta Tatum Futterman, Zella Palmer, Loretta A. Moore, Angela Simmons, and Marquetta Faulkner.

Dillard University in New Orleans Restructures Its Academic Divisions

Dillard University in New Orleans Restructures Its Academic Divisions

Under the new restructuring plan, which will be in effect for the 2014-15 academic year, the university’s four colleges will be reduced to three academic units. The College of Health Sciences has been eliminated.

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.

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

Dhyana Ziegler was named to an endowed chair in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University and Warren Jones was appointed to an endowed chair at Dillard University in New Orleans.

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.

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.

Dillard University Offering Courses to High School Students

Dillard University Offering Courses to High School Students

Dillard University in New Orleans has announced the establishment of its Course Choice program. The program is administered by the state of Louisiana and allows high school students to take courses at Dillard that earns them both high school and college credits.

Dillard University Announces the Retirement of Its Chief Fundraiser

Dillard University Announces the Retirement of Its Chief Fundraiser

Dr. Walter Strong is credited with raising the money to get Dillard back on its feet after the campus was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Marc Barnes, who was the director of development for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation will take over Dr. Strong’s duties.