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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.

Carol Johnson-Dean Will Be the New Leader of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Carol Johnson-Dean Will Be the New Leader of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Dr. Johnson-Dean has been serving as executive director of the Memphis chapter of New Leaders, a nonprofit organization that develops educators’ leadership skills. Earlier, she led the public school systems in Memphis, Boston, and Minneapolis.

Fisk University Receives Approval for a Bachelor's Degree Program in Homeland Security

Fisk University Receives Approval for a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Homeland Security

In addition to existing Fisk faculty, practitioners from the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security will teach courses in the new program. The first cohort of students in the new degree program is expected to begin in the spring of 2020.

Cheryl Evans Jones Appointed Acting President of Paine College

Cheryl Evans Jones Appointed Acting President of Paine College

Dr. Jones first joined the Paine College faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor of psychology. She later went on to become an associate professor and earned tenure. In 2014, she served as Paine’s acting provost and vice president for academic affairs.

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In 1969, Dr. Sudarkasa joined the faculty at the University of Michigan. She was the first tenured African American faculty member at the university. In 1986, she was appointed the eleventh president of historically Black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, and served in that role for 12 years.

Fisk University Launches New Bachelor's Degree in Data Science

Fisk University Launches New Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science

The new program in data science will consist of a multi-disciplinary curriculum made up of courses that teach students how scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems can be used to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data.

Saint Elmo Brady Honored With a National Historical Chemical Landmark

Saint Elmo Brady Honored With a National Historical Chemical Landmark

Professor Brady was the first African American to earned a Ph.D. in chemistry. He will be honored with plaques at the University of Illinois, where he earned his doctorate, and at schools where he served on the faculty: Fisk University, Tuskegee University, Howard University, and Tougaloo College.

Fisk University Forms Partnership to Improve Sustainability Efforts on Campus

Fisk University Forms Partnership to Improve Sustainability Efforts on Campus

For the first phase of the program, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation gave the university 47 recycling bins, helped the institution secure a grant to start a composting program, and partnered the university with local environmental groups to educate the community about sustainability.

Fisk University Launches New Degree Program In Data Science

Fisk University Launches New Degree Program In Data Science

Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, has announced the establishment of a new degree program in data science. According to the university, the new degree will be one of only few such programs in the state of Tennessee.

Maurice Edington Named Provost at Historically Black Florida A&M University

Maurice Edington Named Provost at Historically Black Florida A&M University

Dr. Edington had been serving as vice president of the Division of Strategic Planning Analysis and Institutional Effectiveness at the university since February 2017. Prior to that, he served as the university’s founding dean of the College of Science and Technology from 2013 to 2017.

Vann Newkirk Named Provost at Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville

Vann Newkirk Named Provost at Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville

Dr. Newkirk most recently served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and as a professor of history at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. Prior to that, he served as associate provost and dean of the graduate school at Alabama A&M University.

Clark Atlanta University's Ronald E. Mickens Wins the 2018 Blackwell-Tapia Prize

Clark Atlanta University’s Ronald E. Mickens Wins the 2018 Blackwell-Tapia Prize

Dr. Mickens is the Distinguished Fuller E. Callaway Professor in the department of physics at Clark Atlanta University. He is being honored for being a role model for mathematical scientists and students from underrepresented groups.

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.

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.

Esther Jones Will Be the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty at Clark University

Esther Jones Will Be the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty at Clark University

Dr. Jones joined the faculty at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 2009 and held the E. Franklin Frazier Chair of African American Literature. She was also the inaugural director of the Africana studies program at the university.

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 13 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.

Accreditation Agency Takes Action Affecting Five HBCUs

Accreditation Agency Takes Action Affecting Five HBCUs

The Commission on College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools recently made decisions affecting several historically Black colleges and universities in its jurisdiction.

University of Montana Honors an Early Black Faculty Member

University of Montana Honors an Early Black Faculty Member

Gloria Hewitt taught at the University of Montana for 38 years and was one of the first African American women to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics. A scholarship for graduate students in mathematics has been established at the university in her name.

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.

In Memoriam: Julius Bernard Lester, 1939-2018

In Memoriam: Julius Bernard Lester, 1939-2018

Julius Lester, author, civil rights activist, photographer, musician, and educator who taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for more than 30 years, has died at the age of 78.

Two HBCUs Will Participate in the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative

Two HBCUs Will Participate in the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative

The art museums at Clark Atlanta University and Fisk University in Nashville, will receive grants from the Ford Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation for programs to foster greater diversify in museum leadership positions.

Vanderbilt University's Short Pipeline Program Aims to Increase Medical School Diversity

Vanderbilt University’s Short Pipeline Program Aims to Increase Medical School Diversity

Sophomore students from three historically Black colleges and universities spend the summer at the medical school conducting research and preparing for the Medical College Admission Test. If they meet certain requirements, they will be admitted to the medical school upon graduation.

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.

In Memoriam: Adam S. Arnold Jr., 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Adam S. Arnold Jr., 1922-2017

In 1957, Dr. Arnold was hired to the faculty in the department of finance at the University of Notre Dame. He was the first African American faculty member at the university and was the first to be granted tenure. Dr. Arnold taught at Notre Dame for 30 years.

Fisk University in Nashville Announces the Selection of Its Sixteenth President

Fisk University in Nashville Announces the Selection of Its Sixteenth President

Currently, Dr. Kevin Rome is president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Before taking on this role in 2013, Dr. Rome was vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

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.

Vievee Francis to Receive the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Vievee Francis to Receive the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

The award, presented by Claremont Graduate University in California, honors a mid-career poet with a prize of $100,000. Professor Francis, who joined the Dartmouth College faculty last fall, will be honored in April.

Black Men Clean Up at the National Book Awards

Black Men Clean Up at the National Book Awards

The National Book Foundation recently announced the winners of the National Book Awards in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. African American men were winners in three of the four categories.

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: Samuel A. Floyd Jr., 1937-2016

In Memoriam: Samuel A. Floyd Jr., 1937-2016

Samuel Floyd Jr. was the founder of the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College in Chicago and the founder of the Black Music Research Journal.

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.

Tennessee State University Scholar Wins Book Award

Tennessee State University Scholar Wins Book Award

Harriett Kimbro-Hamilton, an associate professor of human performance and science at Tennessee State University in Nashville, was awarded for writing a book on her father who was a six-time all-star in the Negro Baseball League.

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.

H. James Williams Named President of Mount Saint Joseph University in Cincinnati

H. James Williams Named President of Mount Saint Joseph University in Cincinnati

Dr. Williams was president of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, from 2013 to September 2015. Previously, he served as dean of the business school at Grand Valley State University.

In Memoriam: Walter J. Leonard, 1929-2015

In Memoriam: Walter J. Leonard, 1929-2015

Dr. Leonard served as president of Fisk University from 1977 to 1984. Earlier he held several posts at Harvard University and is credited with being a major force in the racial diversity of the student body at Harvard.