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Four Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Four Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new faculty duties are Anita Plummer at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Fiemu Nwariaku at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Maxine Montgomery at Florida State University, and Michael Hill at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

Jomo Mutegi Selected to Lead the National Association for Research in Science Technology

Jomo Mutegi Selected to Lead the National Association for Research in Science Technology

NARST is a worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning through research. Dr. Mutegi, an associate professor of science education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, has been a member of NARST since 1995.

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 Diversity Administrators in Higher Education

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed Diversity Administrators in Higher Education

Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Charles E. Gibson III at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, Kendra N. Cadogan at the State University of New York-Oswego, Donyell Roseboro at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Keithen Mathis at Florida State University.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hiram C. Powell Selected to Lead Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida

Hiram C. Powell Selected to Lead Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida

Most recently, Dr. Powell has served as dean of performing arts and communications at Bethune-Cookman University. During his time at the university, Dr. Powell has served in several leadership roles including interim provost and vice president of institutional advancement.

Larry Johnson Will Be the Next President of Guttman Community College in New York City

Larry Johnson Will Be the Next President of Guttman Community College in New York City

Since 2018, Dr. Johnson has been serving as the first African American president of Phoenix College, a public community college in Maricopa County, Arizona. He will become president of Guttman Community College in Manhattan on July 1.

In Memoriam: James Carmichael Renick, 1948-2021

In Memoriam: James Carmichael Renick, 1948-2021

During a long career as a faculty member and administrator in higher education, Dr. Renick served as chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University and the University of Michigan-Dearborn and was provost at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Four African Americans to Administrative Posts

Universities Announce the Appointment of Four African Americans to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles in higher education are Ashley Irvin at Xavier University in New Orleans, Lamont Sullivan at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina, Starsha Jamerson at Mississippi State University, and DeOnte Brown at Florida State University.

Chris Graham Elected President of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

Chris Graham Elected President of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

Graham was appointed assistant director of Greek life at Florida State in 2014. He was promoted to director of sorority and fraternity life in 2016. Graham is the first Black man and the youngest person ever elected president of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.

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 African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Five African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

The five Black scholars taking on new assignments are Nicole Patton Terry at Florida State University, Samuel Adu-Mireku at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Suzzette Shaw Goldmon at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Kristina Douglass at Pennsylvania State University, and Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson at Hampton University in Virginia.

Tamara Bertrand Jones Honored by the Association for the Study of Higher Education

Tamara Bertrand Jones Honored by the Association for the Study of Higher Education

Tamara Bertrand Jones is an associate professor of higher education in the College of Education at Florida State University. Her research examines the sociocultural influences on socialization during graduate education and the professional experiences of underrepresented populations, particularly Black women, in academia.

Jon Cawthorne Is the New Leader of the Association of College and Research Libraries

Jon Cawthorne Is the New Leader of the Association of College and Research Libraries

Dr. Cawthorne became dean of the Wayne State University Library System in 2017. Earlier in his career, he was dean of libraries at West Virginia University, associate dean for public services and assessment at Florida State University Libraries, and dean of the San Diego State University Library.

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.

April White Pugh Appointed Provost at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina

April White Pugh Appointed Provost at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina

Dr. Pugh has been serving as interim provost since June 2019 and previously served Southern Wesleyan as vice provost for academic affairs and associate vice president for academic excellence. Earlier, Dr. Pugh served as assistant dean for academic affairs at Bainbridge State College in Donalsonville, Georgia.

Professor Mildred Robinson Is Retiring After 47 Years of Teaching in Higher Education

Professor Mildred Robinson Is Retiring After 47 Years of Teaching in Higher Education

Mildred Robinson is the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Robinson, who specializes in tax law, was the law school’s first African American female tenured professor.

The First Black Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics at Florida State University

The First Black Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics at Florida State University

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Kalisa Villafana decided at the age of 12 that she would be a physicist.

Veronica Adams Yon Elected President of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society

Veronica Adams Yon Elected President of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society

The 93,000-member organization celebrates the achievement of juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all disciplines. Dr. Yon, an associate professor of English at Florida A&M University, will serve as president of the honor society for the next four years.

The First African American President of Everett Community College in Washington State

The First African American President of Everett Community College in Washington State

Dr. Willis has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. Earlier in her career, Dr. Willis was an assistant professor of history, faculty senate president, department chair, and dean of academic studies at Lee College in Baytown, Texas.

Marcella David Appointed Provost at Columbia College in Chicago

Marcella David Appointed Provost at Columbia College in Chicago

Currently, Professor David serves as the Betty T. Ferguson Visiting Professor of Law at Florida State University. Previously, she served as the chief academic officer at Florida A&M University.

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Partners With the Air Force Research Laboratory

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Partners With the Air Force Research Laboratory

The College of Engineering is a collaboration between Florida State University and historically Black Florida A&M University. Both educational institutions are based in Tallahassee. The program will bring students into a lab environment where they can work directly with faculty on Air Force-related research.

Howard University Names the Next Dean of Its College of Arts and Sciences

Howard University Names the Next Dean of Its College of Arts and Sciences

Since 2014, Dr. Rubin Patterson has been chair of department of sociology and criminology at Howard University. He previously served as a professor of sociology and in several administrative roles at the University of Toledo in Ohio. Dr. Patterson will become dean on July 1.

Florida State University Links Unfair Police Treatment and Length of Black Men's Telomeres

Florida State University Links Unfair Police Treatment and Length of Black Men’s Telomeres

Telomeres are found on the end of chromosomes and protect DNA integrity. The length of telomeres reflects psychological stress, with shorter telomeres being an indication of higher levels of stress. Other studies have shown that telomere shortening contributes to cardiovascular diseases.

Florida State University Study Finds Racial Disparity in Flu Shots Among Adolescents

Florida State University Study Finds Racial Disparity in Flu Shots Among Adolescents

During the winter of 2014-15, more than 710,000 people were hospitalized for influenza and there were 80,000 flu-related death. Researchers had hoped that after the passage of the Affordable Care Act that the racial disparity in flu vaccinations would disappear. It has not.

A Trio of African Americans Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

A Trio of African Americans Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

James Frazier will be the next dean of the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University. Toniette Haynes Robinson has been named dean of educational resources at North Lake College and Sylvester Williams will be the new dean of the College of Business and Management at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.

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.

Florida State University Launches a New Civil Rights Institute

Florida State University Launches a New Civil Rights Institute

The mission of the new institute is to honor and study the United States civil rights movement and to promote civil rights and social change. It will host speakers and events, curate museum exhibits, develop an interactive website and publications, and support education and research.

In Memoriam: Roosevelt Wilson, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Roosevelt Wilson, 1940-2018

Wilson joined the staff at Florida A&M University in 1969 as the director of sports information. He held various roles during his tenure at the university including director of university publications, director of athletics, and professor in what is now the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication.

Florida State University to Remove Name of Segregationist Judge From Its Law School

Florida State University to Remove Name of Segregationist Judge From Its Law School

President John Thrasher will recommend to the legislature that the name of the B.K. Roberts College of Law be changed. Roberts was a founder of the law school and was a member of the Florida Supreme Court. He wrote several pro-segregation opinions during the 1950s.