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Nine HBCUs Are Partners in a New Collaborative to Promote Small Businesses in the South

Nine HBCUs Are Partners in a New Collaborative to Promote Small Businesses in the South

Given their embeddedness in their communities, HBCUs are uniquely positioned to promote economic mobility. HBCUs that are members of the new Deep South Economic Mobility Collaborative will provide technical assistance, business support, and procurement opportunities to local small businesses.

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: Dollye Mary Emily Robinson, 1927-2020

In Memoriam: Dollye Mary Emily Robinson, 1927-2020

Robinson began her career at Jackson State University in Mississippi in 1952 as the assistant band director and instructor of music. After a 60-year career at the university, she was named dean emerita in 2012.

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.

Small Business Administration Selects Two HBCUs to Host New Women's Business Centers

Small Business Administration Selects Two HBCUs to Host New Women’s Business Centers

Two of the Small Business Administration’s 20 new Women’s Business Centers will be on the campuses of historically Black universities: The Women’s Business Center at Jackson State University and the Winston-Salem State University Women’s Business Center.

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.

A Trio of African American Scholars Taking on New Duties in Academia

A Trio of African American Scholars Taking on New Duties in Academia

The African American faculty members taking on new roles are Karsonya Whitehead at Loyola University of Maryland, Tomaz Cunningham at Jackson State University in Mississippi, and Rhamin Ligon of the University of Maryland.

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.

In Memoriam: Mary Levi Smith, 1936-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Levi Smith, 1936-2020

Mary L. Smith was the first woman to serve as president of historically Black Kentucky State University. Dr. Smith served as the eleventh president of the university from 1991 to 1998.

Thomas Hudson Appointed the Twelfth President of Jackson State University In Mississippi

Thomas Hudson Appointed the Twelfth President of Jackson State University In Mississippi

Thomas Hudson has been serving in the post on an interim basis since February. Before being named acting president in February, Hudson had been serving as special assistant to the president and chief diversity officer at the university.

New University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

New University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

Appointed to new administrative posts are Azmera Hammouri-Davis at Tufts University, Edward Louis Hill Jr. at Harris-Stowe State University, Rachel James-Terry at Jackson State University, Keiko Price at Emory University, Rickey N. McCurry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Kimberly Reese at Xavier University of Louisiana.

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 Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Faculty Roles

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Faculty Roles

Taking on new duties are Sheara Williams Jennings at the University of Houston, Marc Williams at Florida Memorial University, Cheryl Waites Spellman at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Sharon A. Simmons at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Roles

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Roles

Keith McGee is taking on a new administrative role at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. Lydia Didia is a new assistant professor of accounting in the College of Business at Jackson State University in Mississippi and Charrise M. Barron is a new assistant professor of African studies and music at Brown University in Rhode Island.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Jerome Tinker was named executive director for the Jackson State University Development Foundation. Tamara Williams has been appointed interim vice president for workforce solutions at Tidewater Community College and Valerie S. Fields was appointed vice president for student affairs at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

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.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Four Black Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Four Black Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Kevin Haggard at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Lisa Beckley-Roberts at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Jamal Duncan in the School of Music at Arizona State Univerity, and Moses T. Kairo of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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 African Americans Who Are Retiring From High-Level Positions in the Academic World

Three African Americans Who Are Retiring From High-Level Positions in the Academic World

The three retirees are Dowell Taylor, director of bands at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Geraldine M. Jones, president of California University of Pennsylvania, and Alfreda Brown, vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Kent State University in Ohio.

Five African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles in higher education are Demetrius Johnson at Bowie State University in Maryland, Daryl Lowe at Spelman College in Atlanta, Camille Edwards at Wright State University in Ohio, Roderick Little at Jackson State University in Mississippi and Cynthia Pickett at DePaul University in Chicago.

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.

Black Colleges Are Concerned About Their Financial Future Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Black Colleges Are Concerned About Their Financial Future Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Historically Black colleges and universities, which, in some cases, have been previously dealing with low enrollment, now must face what will happen if the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates an already tenuous financial future.

Shake-Up in the Leadership at Jackson State University in Mississippi

Shake-Up in the Leadership at Jackson State University in Mississippi

After being arrested on prostitution charges, William Bynum Jr. resigned as president of historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi. Thomas Hudson, the university’s chief diversity officer, was appointed acting president.

Three African Americans Who Are Assuming New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Three African Americans Who Are Assuming New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Judith Brown Clarke at Stony Brook University in New York, Cheryl Pollard at Jackson State University in Mississippi, and Brandi Stone at the University of New Mexico.

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 New Dean of the College of Business at Dillard University in New Orleans

The New Dean of the College of Business at Dillard University in New Orleans

Kristen Broady is a former lecturer in economics at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Earlier in her career, Dr. Broady was dean of the division of business and computer science at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. She also has served on the faculty at Fort Valley State University and Benedict College.

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 New Dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University

The New Dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University

Girmay Berhie is a native of Ethiopia. Before becoming dean of the only accredited School of Public Health in Mississippi, Dr. Berhie was a tenured professor and the former chair of the department of health informatics at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

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.

Fidelis Ikem Appointed Dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University

Fidelis Ikem Appointed Dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University

Prior to joining Jackson State, Dr. Ikem was dean and full professor in the College of Business at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. in operations research from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new roles are Bevlee Watford at Virginia Tech, Oladele Ogunseitan at the University of California, Irvine, Camelia Okpodu at Xavier University of Louisiana, Berneece Hebert at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Anthony Donaldson at the University of the South, and Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson at Hampton University.

In Memoriam Wilbert Greenfield, 1933-2019

In Memoriam Wilbert Greenfield, 1933-2019

Dr. Wilbert Greenfield became the tenth president of Johnson C. Smith University in 1973 and served in that role until 1982. In 1984, the University’s board of trustees named a dormitory Wilbert Greenfield Hall in his honor.

Mississippi State University Appoints New Leader of African American Studies Program

Mississippi State University Appoints New Leader of African American Studies Program

Donald M. Shaffer is an associate professor of English and African American studies at the university. His research examines the social and historical construction of race in African American and Southern literature.

Notable Honors and Awards for Five African American Acdemics

Notable Honors and Awards for Five African American Acdemics

The honorees are Keith Johnson of East Tennessee State University, Margaret Walker, who taught for 30 years at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Leykia Nulan of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Henry N. Tisdale of Claflin University in South Carolina, and Louis Jones of Wayne State University in Detroit.

George T. French, Jr. Will Be the Fifth President of Clark Atlanta University

George T. French, Jr. Will Be the Fifth President of Clark Atlanta University

Dr. French has served as president of historically Black Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, since 2006. In 2015, he co-founded the Higher Education Leader Foundation to help prepare highly skilled talent for positions of leadership at HBCUs.