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.
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Adia Harvey Wingfield, a professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, was named president-elect of the Sociologists for Women in Society, an organization dedicated to improving the social position of women through feminist sociological research and writing.
Natasha Trethewey is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing and the director of the creative writing program at Emory University. She is the former poet laureate of the United States.
The new appointees are Simeon Ananou at the University at Albany, Tyrone A. Parham at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Nicole Whitehead at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, and Jason D. Hamilton at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.