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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.

A Change in Leadership at Florida A&M University

A Change in Leadership at Florida A&M University

President Elmira Mangum, whose contract was set to expire on March 31, has agreed to leave her post immediately. She will be replaced by Larry Robinson, who has previously served as interim president of the university. An environmental scientist, Dr. Robinson is the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Florida A&M.

The New Chancellor of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center

The New Chancellor of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Bobby R. Phills, former dean and director of land grant programs at Florida A&M University, was named chancellor of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center and dean of the university’s College of Agriculture.

A Leadership Crisis at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee

A Leadership Crisis at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee

Recently the board of trustees voted by a 7-5 margin not to renew the president’s contract when it expires in April. The board created a task force to determine the future of leadership at the university. It did not rule out extending the president’s contract and it did not rule out letting her go.

New Academic Assignments for Five Black Scholars

New Academic Assignments for Five Black Scholars

The five Black scholars in new roles are Carl Goodman at Florida A&M University, Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Enoch Agbesi Adogla at Francis Marion University in South Carolina, Moses Alexander Green at Saint Augustine’s University in North Carolina, and Serie McDougal III at San Francisco State University.

Six Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Six Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

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

James Ammons Changes His Mind on Becoming Provost at Delaware State University

James Ammons Changes His Mind on Becoming Provost at Delaware State University

In May, it was announced that James H. Ammons would be the next provost and vice president for academic affairs at Delaware State University in Dover. Now Dr. Ammons has decided to stay put as a professor of political science at Florida A&M University.

In Memoriam: Joseph Pree Ramsey Jr., 1951-2016

In Memoriam: Joseph Pree Ramsey Jr., 1951-2016

Joseph Ramsey Jr. was former director of athletics and former chair of the Sports Hall of Fame at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

Florida A&M University to Build a New Living / Learning Community

Florida A&M University to Build a New Living / Learning Community

The new living/learning community will be the sixth such residence at the university. It will provide housing for 440 students. Living/learning communities house students with similar majors or interests.

Donald E. Palm Named Provost at Virginia State University

Donald E. Palm Named Provost at Virginia State University

Dr. Palm has been serving as a tenured professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and associate provost for undergraduate education at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He will begin his new job on August 1.

Four African Americans in New Administrative Post at Historically Black Universities

Four African Americans in New Administrative Post at Historically Black Universities

Taking on new roles are Kirk E. Gavin at Florida A&M University, Michael C. Trusclair at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, Brint M. Martin at Hampton University in Virginia, and Gwendolyn Caples at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

James H. Ammons Named Provost at Delaware State University

James H. Ammons Named Provost at Delaware State University

Dr. Ammons served as president of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee from 2007 to 2012. Also, he is the former chancellor of North Carolina Central University. For the past four years, he has been serving as a professor of political science at Florida A&M University.

Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Appointed to new positions are Cheryl Taylore Lee at Ohio State University, Shelby R. Chipman at Florida A&M University, Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong at Harvard University, and Renee Cottle at Clemson University.

Honors or Awards for Three African American Women at Major Universities

Honors or Awards for Three African American Women at Major Universities

The honorees are Charlotte Baker of Florida A&M University, Shirley T. Frye of North Carolina A&T State University, and Karen Bankston of the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati.

Former Faculty Team Up to Help Florida A&M Achieve Institutional Excellence

Former Faculty Team Up to Help Florida A&M Achieve Institutional Excellence

The new group, called the FAMU Forward Think Tank, will focus on designing ways to further institutional excellence at the university and enhance outreach and engagement with all stakeholders in the community.

Jesse Lutabingwa Is a Finalist for an Administrative Post at the University of Nebraska

Jesse Lutabingwa Is a Finalist for an Administrative Post at the University of Nebraska

Jesse Lutabingwa, a native of Tanzania, is associate vice chancellor for international education and development and a profeessor of public administration at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Ranking the Best HBCUs: Did Money and Essence Get It Right?

Ranking the Best HBCUs: Did Money and Essence Get It Right?

The magazines Money and Essence recently collaborated on a project to determine the best historically Black colleges and universities. But any ratings initiative depends on the criteria selected to choose “the best.”

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 American Women Named to University Administrative Posts

Three African American Women Named to University Administrative Posts

Taking on new assignments are Patricia Green-Powell at Florida A&M University, Pamela Mosely Gresham at Delaware State University, and Angela Winfield at Cornell University in New York.

Florida A&M University Crowned Champion of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Florida A&M University Crowned Champion of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Teams from 48 historically Black colleges and universities or predominantly Black institutions participated in the 27th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge. For the eighth time, the champion was Florida A&M 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.

Prestigious Honors Bestowed on Two Black Scholars

Prestigious Honors Bestowed on Two Black Scholars

Patricia Green-Powell of Florida A&M University won an award from the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals and Yemane Asmeron of the University of New Mexico was honored by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry.

Administrative Appointments for Six African Americans in Higher Education

Administrative Appointments for Six African Americans in Higher Education

The appointees are Ashley Green at Michigan State University, Harvey Fields at Washington University in St. Louis, Terrance J. Tumey at the Claremont Colleges, Gia Soublet at Xavier University of Louisiana, Donald Brooks at Millsaps College in Mississippi, and William Clemm at Florida A&M University.

HBCUs With the Most Graduates Currently Volunteering in the Peace Corps

HBCUs With the Most Graduates Currently Volunteering in the Peace Corps

With 16 graduates serving in the Peace Corps, Howard University ranks first among all historically Black colleges and universities. Spelman College in Atlanta is a distant second with seven graduates currently serving in the Peace Corps. Florida A&M University ranks third.

New Consortium Seeks to Boost College Graduation Rates of Minority Students

New Consortium Seeks to Boost College Graduation Rates of Minority Students

The Optimizing Academic Success and Institutional Strategy (OASIS) initiative will bring its 11 member institutions together to examine best practices for enhancing student success in areas such as student advising and counseling, as well as developmental coursework.

Virginia State University Names Its New President

Virginia State University Names Its New President

Makola M. Abdullah has been serving as provost and chief academic officer at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. At the time he earned his doctorate, he was the youngest African American to have ever received a Ph.D. in engineering.

Two Black Men Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Two Black Men Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Andrew Agwunobi was appointed executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Connecticut and Marvin E. Green Jr. was promoted to associate athletics director for sports administration at Florida A&M University.

Traki Taylor Named Dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University

Traki Taylor Named Dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University

Dr. Taylor has been serving as dean and professor in the College of Education at Bowie State University in Maryland. Earlier in her career, she was associate dean in the School of Education and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Florida A&M University Partners in a Technology Commercialization Accelerator Program

Florida A&M University Partners in a Technology Commercialization Accelerator Program

The program invites faculty inventors to form a team of postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and a mentor from the business community to participate in a seven-week exercise to determine if a particular invention is marketable.

The New Dean of the Florida A&M University College of Law

The New Dean of the Florida A&M University College of Law

Angela Felecia Epps is a professor of law at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She joined the faculty at the law school in 1999 and has served as associate dean for academic affairs.

Florida A&M University Takes Over 3,800-Acre Federal Facility

Florida A&M University Takes Over 3,800-Acre Federal Facility

Florida A&M University has received the title for a 3,800-acre tract of land and 19 buildings that made up the former Subtropical Agricultural and Research Station in Brooksville, Florida.

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.

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Five African Americans

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Taking on new roles are Amy Cole at Oklahoma State University, Tresmaine Grimes at Bloomfield College, Charlene Moore Hayes at Johns Hopkins University, Nashid Madyum at Florida A&M University, and Maurice Anthony Chandler at All Saints Bible College.

The Leadership Saga at Florida A&M University

The Leadership Saga at Florida A&M University

President Elmira Mangum narrowly survived an effort by some members of the board of trustees to oust her from her post. The next day, the chair of the board of trustees stepped down from his post.

Five New Administrative Appointments at HBCUs

Five New Administrative Appointments at HBCUs

The new appointees are LeVon E. Wilson at Clark Atlanta University, Christopher Withers at St. Augustine’s University, Elise Durham at Florida A&M University, Genese Lavalais at Jackson State University, and Marcus Burgess at Florida Memorial University.

In Memoriam: Sybil C. Mobley, 1925-2015

In Memoriam: Sybil C. Mobley, 1925-2015

Dr. Mobley was named chair of the business department at Florida A&M University in 1970 and in 1974 became the founding dean of the School of Business and Industry. She served in that role until her retirement in 2003.