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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.

Honors and Awards for Four Black Scholars or Administrators

Honors and Awards for Four Black Scholars or Administrators

The honorees are Lance R. Collins, dean of engineering at Cornell University, La’Kitha Hughes, a facilities administrator at Jackson State University in Mississippi, architect David Adjaye, who was honored by Washington University in St. Louis and Jackie Hankins-Kent of Temple University.

State Leaders in Mississippi See No Need to Close or Merge Public HBCUs

State Leaders in Mississippi See No Need to Close or Merge Public HBCUs

Alfred Rankins Jr., the first African American to lead the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Education, has gone on record as opposing any mergers of the state’s historically Black universities into predominately White institutions.

In Memoriam: Gina Carter-Simmers, 1968-2018

In Memoriam: Gina Carter-Simmers, 1968-2018

Gina Carter-Simmers, the general manager of the public radio station operated by Jackson State University in Mississippi, died late last month after a two-year battle with breast cancer. After her diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer, Carter-Simmers became a staunch advocate for breast cancer survivors.

New Administrative Roles at Universities for Six African Americans

New Administrative Roles at Universities for Six African Americans

The appointees are Jeffrey Jones at Cheyney University, Tasha Toy at Dixie State University, Ashley Robsinson at Jackson State University, Dexter I. Odom at Fort Valley State University, B. Sherrance Russell at Central State University, and Brent Swinton at Bowie State University.

Jackson State University Signs Mentor-Protégé Pact With NASA

Jackson State University Signs Mentor-Protégé Pact With NASA

Jackson State University in Mississippi will become the nation’s first HBCU to enter into a mentor-protégé agreement with the NASA Shared Services Center. The partnership will provide the university with training and tools to become a major business contractor.

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 Duties or Positions for Six African American Faculty Members

New Duties or Positions for Six African American Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Terri Norton at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, Prince Duren at Jackson State University, Sheretta Butler-Barnes at Washington University in St. Louis, Nathan De’Shon Myers at Arizona State University, Alicia Graf Mack at The Julliard School, and Tayari Jones at Emory University in Atlanta.

Jackson State University Wins the 29th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Jackson State University Wins the 29th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Recently, the 29th Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament was held in Torrance, California. Jackson State University emerged as the winner of the competition that involved teams from 48 HBCUs.

Doctoral Awards at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Doctoral Awards at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

National Science Foundation data shows that historically Black colleges and universities awarded 432 doctorates in 2016. This was 0.8 percent of all doctorates awarded in the United States. Howard University leads the list with 93 doctoral awards.

Jerald Jones Woolfolk Appointed President of Lincoln University in Missouri

Jerald Jones Woolfolk Appointed President of Lincoln University in Missouri

Dr. Woolfolk currently serves as vice president for student affairs and enrollment at the State University of New York Oswego. Earlier, she was vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Mississippi Valley State University.

The Universities Awarding the Most Doctoral Degrees to Black Scholars

The Universities Awarding the Most Doctoral Degrees to Black Scholars

During the five year period from 2012 through 2016, 11,034 Black or African American students earned doctoral degrees at colleges and universities in the United States. Walden University awarded 839 of these, by far the most of any educational institution.

Dorothy Browne Named Provost at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Dorothy Browne Named Provost at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

In 2015, Dr. Browne was named the inaugural dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Earlier in her career, she was a professor of public health and senior scientist at the Prevention Research Center at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Southern Colleges and Universities

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Southern Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Glenda S. Lattimore at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Leandra Hayes-Burgess at Benedict College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Jermaine Whirl at Greenville Technical College in South Carolina.

The New Leader of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock

The New Leader of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock

The board of trustees of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock has named Howard O. Gibson as interim president. The board stated that it hoped to have a permanent new president by July 1. Since 2015, Dr. Gibson has served as the chief academic officer at the college.

In Memoriam: William M. Pender Sr., 1922-2017

In Memoriam: William M. Pender Sr., 1922-2017

Dr. Pender was hired in 1965 as director of guidance and teacher training at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He was a professor of education and later served as vice chancellor for academic affairs.

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.

The New Dean of University College at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

The New Dean of University College at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

Stevie L. Lawrence II has been serving as executive director for retention services and interim vice president for student success and enrollment management at Fort Valley State University. Earlier, he was director of college success services for the University of North Carolina System.

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.

Jerryl Briggs Appointed the Eighth President of Mississippi Valley State University

Jerryl Briggs Appointed the Eighth President of Mississippi Valley State University

This past June, Jerryl Briggs was appointed acting president of Mississippi Valley State University when the then president William B. Bynum, left to become president of Jackson State University. Now Dr. Briggs has been selected to serve in the role on a permanent basis.

Six African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Six African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Teshia Roby at California State University, Fullerton, Lisa Wilson at Clark Atlanta University, Dowell Taylor at Jackson State University, Michelle Bryan at the University of South Carolina, Tami B. Simmons at Johnson C. Smith University, and Mose Harris IV at Fayetteville State University.

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Appointed to new administrative posts are Suzanne C. Adair at Pennsylvania State University, Ryan Williams at Syracuse University, Shander Adams at Jackson State University, Joy Haywood Moore at Boston College, and Aleshia Hall-Campbell at the University of Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Samuel Griffin, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Samuel Griffin, 1945-2017

Griffin’s career at Alcorn State lasted for more than 40 years. He was named director of bands in 1969 and remained in that post until his retirement in 2012. He was the founder of the university’s Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite marching band.

A Large Group of African Americans Who Are Taking on New University Administrative Roles

A Large Group of African Americans Who Are Taking on New University Administrative Roles

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.

Ivory V. Nelson Serving as Interim Provost at Jackson State University

Ivory V. Nelson Serving as Interim Provost at Jackson State University

Dr. Nelson, now 83 years old, served as president of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania from 1999 to 2011. He has come out of retirement to serve as interim provost at Jackson State University to help an old friend who is the new president of the university.

Reginald Sykes Appointed President of Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama

Reginald Sykes Appointed President of Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama

Dr. Sykes has been serving as interim president of the college since February 2016. He has served as president of Alabama Southern Community College in Monroeville since 2010.

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.

Jackson State University Partners With the School of Pharmacy at Ole Miss

Jackson State University Partners With the School of Pharmacy at Ole Miss

Under the agreement, pre-pharmacy students at Jackson State University who meet certain qualifications will get preferred admission status at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi.

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.

Leadership Change at Tuskegee University

Leadership Change at Tuskegee University

Since its founding in 1861, Tuskegee University in Alabama has had only seven presidents. But it’s latest leader has lasted only three years. Brian L. Johnson’s contract was not renewed and Charlotte P. Morris was named interim president.

Jackson State University Restructuring Looks to Shore Up Financial Position

Jackson State University Restructuring Looks to Shore Up Financial Position

Under the cost-cutting plan, the university will lay off 42 employees and eliminate 65 vacant positions. Academic restructuring and consolidation will eliminate one dean position and seven department chairs.

State Board Names Its Preferred Candidate for President of Jackson State University

State Board Names Its Preferred Candidate for President of Jackson State University

The board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning in Mississippi announced that it has selected William B. Bynum, current president of Mississippi Valley State University, as the “preferred candidate” to be the next president of Jackson State 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.

Doctoral Awards at HBCUs Decline Slightly in 2015

Doctoral Awards at HBCUs Decline Slightly in 2015

In 2015, 431 doctorates were awarded by historically Black colleges and universities. A year ago, the 448 doctorates awarded by HBCUs was the highest total since JBHE began tracking this statistic. This year there was a small 3.8 percent decline in doctorates awarded by HBCUs.