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Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative duties are Gerald Lewis Jr. at Columbia University in New York City, Kristie L. Kenney at Talladega College in Alabama, Karen Wright at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Michelle Nichols at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Ariel Aponte at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, and Monique Carroll at Chicago State University.

Seven African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Seven African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Shana Lassiter at Duke University, Britney Smith at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Sama A. Mondeh at Talladega College in Alabama, Jasmine Young at Howard University, Jovan Alexander Wilson at North Carolina Central University, Mame Ndiaye at Ithaca College in New York, and Phanalphie Rhue at Bennett College in North Carolina.

Fort Valley State University in Georgia to Begin a Master of Social Work Degree Program

Fort Valley State University in Georgia to Begin a Master of Social Work Degree Program

The graduate-level program will focus on mental health, addiction, and clinical behavioral health. Internship and fieldwork placements will allow students to further their understanding of addiction and mental health through direct practice. The first classes are scheduled to begin during the Spring 2023 semester.

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.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Stephen W. Fusi at North Carolina Central University, Christina K. Brogdon at Michigan State, Christine Lovely at the University of California, Davis, Tyron L. Clinton at South Carolina State, Pamela Baldwin at Fayetteville State, Antonion Fletcher at Fort Valley State, and Dena Freeman-Patton at Morgan State.

Fort Valley State University Students Eligible for Summer Research at the University of Georgia

Fort Valley State University Students Eligible for Summer Research at the University of Georgia

The Rising Scholars Internship is an opportunity for students from FVSU to conduct research with scientists from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and reside on the UGA campus in Athens from May 23 through July 23.

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 Given New Teaching Assignments

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Given New Teaching Assignments

Lawanda Greene was named founding director of the bachelor’s degree in nursing program at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Aaron Kamugisha is a new member of the Africana studies faculty at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and Cirecie West-Olatunji is the new director of the Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Olufunke Fontenot is the New Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

Olufunke Fontenot is the New Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

Before coming to Fort Valley State University in 2019, Dr. Fontenot served as the interim regional vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg. Dr. Fontenot also served as associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs, and interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albany State University in Georgia.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities

The new appointees are Timothy Hatchett at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Santee Ezell at Mississippi State University, Erica Alexander at Howard University, Mea E. Ashley at Mississippi University for Women, Letitia C. Wall at Winston-Salem State University, Laiya Thomas at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and Jacqueline Blackett at Columbia University in New York.

Daniel Wims Will Be the Next President of Alabama A&M University

Daniel Wims Will Be the Next President of Alabama A&M University

Dr. Wims has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs and for research, as well as a professor of agricultural sciences at the university. He will become the twelfth president of Alabama A&M on January 1.

In Memoriam: Genevieve Madeline Knight, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Genevieve Madeline Knight, 1939-2021

Dr. Knight taught at Hampton University in Virginia from 1963 to 1966 and from 1970 to 1985. She then taught mathematics at Coppin State University in Baltimore for more than two decades.

Fort Valley State University to Launch a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Nursing

Fort Valley State University to Launch a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Nursing

Historically Black Fort Valley State University and Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc. have announced an educational partnership to launch a new bachelor’s degree program in nursing that aims to address the critical need for nurses in rural Georgia.

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.

In Memoriam:  John Benjamin Dubriel , 1938-2021

In Memoriam: John Benjamin Dubriel , 1938-2021

Professor Dubriel began teaching at historically Black Fort Valley State Univerity in 1970. After achieving status as a senior professor of mathematics, Dr. Dubriel was appointed director and vice president in the Office of  Institutional Research, Planning Technologies, and Technological Services.

Fort Valley State University Enters Partnership With Grand Valley State University

Fort Valley State University Enters Partnership With Grand Valley State University

Historically Black Fort Valley State University in Georgia announced a partnership with Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. The agreement will create a pathway for FVSU students to earn a master’s degree in electronic engineering technology or computer science in as little as five years.

Five African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

The five African Americans appointed to new administrative posts are Aisha Jackson at the University of Colorado Boulder, Melvin Jackson at North Carolina State University, Mechell Clark McCrary at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Kevin Joseph at the University of Kansas, and Kristie L. Kenney at Talladega College in Alabama.

In Memoriam: Ira Hicks Jr., 1928-2021

In Memoriam: Ira Hicks Jr., 1928-2021

Dr. Hicks served as a vocational instructor for 22 years before joining the faculty at his alma mater Fort Valley State University in 1971.

Fort Valley State University Teams Up With Robins Air Force Base in Georgia

Fort Valley State University Teams Up With Robins Air Force Base in Georgia

Under the collaboration, students at the university will be introduced to more practical experiences in the high-demand fields of computer science and cybersecurity. Coursework may include electronics, avionics and aging aircraft issues as well as manufacturing, electronic combat, and environmental issues.

Four Universities Appoint African Americans to New Administrative Offices

Four Universities Appoint African Americans to New Administrative Offices

taking on new administrative duties are Delonte J. LeFlore at the University of Cincinnati, Karyn C. Nooks at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Thomas J. Calhoun, Jr. at Mississippi Valley State University, and Aisha Oliver-Staley at New York 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.

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.

Synovus Financial Sets Up UNCF Scholarship Fund to Honor Calvin Smyre

Synovus Financial Sets Up UNCF Scholarship Fund to Honor Calvin Smyre

Calvin Smyre, a graduate of Fort Valley State University in Georgia, was elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1974. He is the longest-serving member of that legislative body.

Fort Valley State University Debuts Two New Degree Programs in School Counselor Education

Fort Valley State University Debuts Two New Degree Programs in School Counselor Education

The master’s degree program in school counselor education online launched this summer. The next cohort will begin in the summer of 2021. An educational specialist degree program with a major in school counselor education will be offered online this fall.

New Scholarship Program for Agriculture Students at Fort Valley State University

New Scholarship Program for Agriculture Students at Fort Valley State University

The FVSU 1890 Scholarship Program will provide financial assistance to freshmen and transfer students of up to $8,120 per academic year (up to $32,480 for four years). As part of the program, students will receive professional development assistance, including mentoring, preparation for internships and career readiness counseling.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles are Sibby Anderson-Thompkins at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michael E. Ayewoh at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Michelle Martin at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Dwayne Chambers at Morgan State University in Baltimore, and Donna Stewartson at Simmons University in Boston.

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.

Georgia Senator's Bill Would Place Three HBCUs Into a New University System

Georgia Senator’s Bill Would Place Three HBCUs Into a New University System

The three historically Black state universities that are part of the plan are Savannah State University, Fort Valley State University, and Albany State University. They would be placed into a new university system called Georgia 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.

Historically Black Fort Valley State University to Develop 107-Acre Solar Farm on Campus

Historically Black Fort Valley State University to Develop 107-Acre Solar Farm on Campus

Historically Black Fort Valley State University in Georgia has announced that Georgia Power will develop and construct an 11 megawatts fixed-tilt solar generation facility located on the university’s campus. The solar farm will cover approximately 107 acres of land owned by the university, controlled by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, and leased […]

Three African American Scholars Appointed Deans at Southern Universities

Three African American Scholars Appointed Deans at Southern Universities

The new deans are Safiya George at the College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, Jonathan L. Walton at the School of Divinity at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Ralph C. Noble at the College of Agriculture at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.

Fort Valley State University Partners With the National College Resources Foundation

Fort Valley State University Partners With the National College Resources Foundation

The five-year initiative, valued at over $2 million, will support FVSU’s Searchlight Scholars program, which will provide selected students who do not reside in Georgia with scholarship funding of up to $52,400 in increments of $13,100 per year.

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.

A Change in Leadership Is Coming at Savannah State University in Georgia

A Change in Leadership Is Coming at Savannah State University in Georgia

The University System of Georgia announced that Kimberly Ballard-Washington will serve as interim president of Savannah State University, effective July 1. She currently serves as associate vice chancellor for legal affairs for the University System of Georgia.

In Memoriam: Leon J. "Stan" Lomax, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Leon J. “Stan” Lomax, 1923-2018

Throughout his 14 years as head coach, he led Fort Valley State University to four Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships. In addition to his football tenure, Lomax served as assistant to the president of the university.