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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.

Six Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Six Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are David Marshall at Savannah State University in Georgia, Andrew Chin at Florida A&M University, Janelle L. West at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, Dara N. Byrne at the City University of New York, Christopher D. Card at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Elimelda Moige Ongeri at North Carolina A&T State University.

Florida A&M University Announces New Leaders for Two Schools

Florida A&M University Announces New Leaders for Two Schools

At Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Mary Simmons is the new interim dean for the School of Allied Health Sciences and Andrew Chin was appointed interim dean for the School of Architecture and Engineering Technology.

Florida A&M University Gets a $70 Million Windfall in Increased State Funding

Florida A&M University Gets a $70 Million Windfall in Increased State Funding

The funding is designed to beef up the university’s student success initiatives, including graduation and retention rates, first-time licensure pass rates for nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy, boosting the number of STEM graduates, and the recruitment and retention of faculty.

In Memoriam: Samella Sanders Lewis, 1923-2022

In Memoriam: Samella Sanders Lewis, 1923-2022

Dr. Lewis, a major figure in the world of African American art, joined the faculty at Scripps College in Claremont, California, in 1970, where she was the first Black scholar to be awarded tenure. The Samella Lewis Collection of Contemporary Art was created by Scripps College in her honor in 2007.

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.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven African Americans to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven African Americans to Administrative Posts

Appointed to new administrative posts are Roberto E. Bryan Jr. at Fayetteville State University, Alycia Marshall at the Community College of Philadelphia, Gloria Walker at Florida A&M University, Ronald Gray at Manhattan College, Alayna Hayes at Vanderbilt University, Brian James at the University of North Carolina, and Amanda Slaughter at Bethel University in Indiana.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Given New Roles at Major Universities

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Given New Roles at Major Universities

Jonathan Bailey Holland was named to an endowed chair and as director of the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon Unversity in Pittsburgh. Deidre W. Evans, a computer scientist, will lead the Honors Program at Florida A&M University and Gwendolyn Scott-Jones was appointed to an endowed chair at Delaware State University.

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.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative duties are Tierney Bates at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, Kawanna Leggett at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Michael Smith at Florida A&M University, and Eric Holmes at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

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.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Martine Kei Green-Rogers was appointed dean of The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago. Michael Abazinge was appointed dean of the School of the Environment at Florida A&M University and Pero G. Dagbovie was named associate provost for graduate and postdoctoral studies and dean of the Graduate School at Michigan State University.

National Trust for Historical Preservation Offers Aid to Five HBCUs

National Trust for Historical Preservation Offers Aid to Five HBCUs

Recently, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, through its HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative, awarded more than $650,000 in grants to five historically Black colleges and universities to fund Cultural Heritage Stewardship Plans.

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.

Sarah Price of Florida A&M University Recognized for Her Leadership in the Field of Kinesiology

Sarah Price of Florida A&M University Recognized for Her Leadership in the Field of Kinesiology

Sarah L. Price, associate dean for the College of Education at Florida A&M University, recently received the Jerry R. Thomas Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Kinesiology Association.

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: Walter L. Smith, 1935-2021

In Memoriam: Walter L. Smith, 1935-2021

Dr. Smith served as dean of Hillsborough Community College in Tampa before being named president of Roxbury Community College in Massachusetts in 1974. He was appointed president of Florida A&M University in 1977 and served in that role until 1985.

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.

The First African American President of Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland

The First African American President of Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland

Dr. Daria Willis currently serves as president of Everett Community College in Washington. Earlier, Dr. Willis was the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Onondaga Community College of the State University of New York and dean of academic studies at Lee College in Baytown, Texas.

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.

Historically Black Florida A&M University Joins the Peace Crops Prep Program

Historically Black Florida A&M University Joins the Peace Crops Prep Program

The Peace Corps announced it is partnering with 11 more universities in 2021 to provide the Peace Corps Prep certificate program to undergraduate students. Florida A&M University is the only historically Black college or university among the 11 new partnering institutions.

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.

Journalist Meredith Clark to Lead a New Academic Center at Northeastern University in Boston

Journalist Meredith Clark to Lead a New Academic Center at Northeastern University in Boston

Meredith Clark has been named the founding director of the Center for Communications, Media Innovation and Social Change in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University in Boston. Dr. Clark, who is a former print journalist for the Tallahassee Democrat and the Raleigh News & Observer will hold the rank of associate professor.

School of Journalism & Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University Names Its Next Dean

School of Journalism & Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University Names Its Next Dean

Mira Lowe, a veteran journalist and editor, has been assistant dean for student experiences at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications since 2019. Before entering academia, Lowe enjoyed a successful career as a professional journalist.

Seven Black Administrators Who Have Been Assigned New Roles at Universities

Seven Black Administrators Who Have Been Assigned New Roles at Universities

Taking on new duties are Olufunke A. Fontenot at Fort Valley State University, Kimberly D. Clark-Shaw at Virginia Tech, Sidney Sessoms Jr. at Delaware State University, Shawna Cooper-Gibson at Boston College, Robert T. Seniors at Florida A&M University, Charlene Alexander at Ball State University, and Christie Taylor at Howard University.

New Administrative Positions for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Alonda Thomas at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Terence Peavy at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Nicole Reaves at Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina, Sean Plater at Howard University, Ingenue’ Schexnider-Fields at Xavier University of Louisiana, W. Rebecca Brown at Florida A&M University, and Reggie Theus at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida.

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new jobs are Cynthia Evers at Howard University, R. Darrell Peterson at Caltech, Ashley Hodges at Notre Dame University of Maryland, Stacie Clayton at Wayne State, Vincent L. Young at Mississippi State, Kristen Smith at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Don Hunt at North Carolina State, and Kelly McMurray at Florida A&M University.

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.

Five Black Scholars Taking on New University Faculty Assignments

Five Black Scholars Taking on New University Faculty Assignments

Taking on new roles are Garrett L. Washington at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Marjuyua Lartey at the University of Southern Mississippi, Darius Young at Florida A&M University, LaTasha Barnes at Arizona State University, and Gregory K. Freeland at California Lutheran University.

Eight African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties

Eight African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties

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 Positions for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Eight 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.

In Memoriam: Frederick Stephen Humphries, 1935-2021

In Memoriam: Frederick Stephen Humphries, 1935-2021

Dr. Humphries served as president of Florida A&M University from 1985 to 2001. Earlier, he was president of Tennessee State University in Nashville from 1974 to 1985.

Tallahassee Community College Appoints Three African Americans to Dean Positions

Tallahassee Community College Appoints Three African Americans to Dean Positions

Tallahassee Community College recently announced the promotion of three African Americans to dean positions: Donmetrie Clark in communications and humanities, Kalynda Holton in science and mathematics, and Bryan Hooper in behavioral social sciences and education. All three, are alumni of Florida A&M University.

Florida State University Scholar Creates Documentary Film on Florida's Plantations

Florida State University Scholar Creates Documentary Film on Florida’s Plantations

Valerie Scoon, filmmaker in residence at Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts is the director of a new documentary film on the history of plantations and the enslaved in northern and middle Florida.

College of DuPage in Illinois Partners With Two Historically Black Universities

College of DuPage in Illinois Partners With Two Historically Black Universities

The college has entered into a partnership with historically Black Florida A&M University and historically Black Kentucky State University, that will create a pathway for the community college students who earn an associate’s degree to seamlessly transfer to the HBCUs to pursue a bachelor’s degree.