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Four African American Women Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Four African American Women Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The new deans are Taléa R. Drummer-Ferrell at Kent State University in Ohio, Dorie J. Gilbert at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, Cheryl Anderson at the University of California, San Diego, and Aarika Camp at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.

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.

R. Charles Byers is the New Leader of West Virginia State University

R. Charles Byers is the New Leader of West Virginia State University

Dr. Byers has served as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at the university since July 2019. He had retired as provost in 2014 after 41 years of service at West Virginia State University.

Two African American Women Scholars at Kent State University to Retire

Two African American Women Scholars at Kent State University to Retire

Alfreda Brown, vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and Barbara Broome, dean of the College of Nursing, at Kent State University in Ohio are retiring at the end of the academic year.

Three African American Women Faculty Taking on New Assignments

Three African American Women Faculty Taking on New Assignments

Namandje Bumpus was named chair of a department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Cassandra Extavour was named a Harvard College Professor and associate professor Amoaba Gooden was appointed interim vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Kent State University in Ohio.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to Higher Education Administrative Positions

Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to Higher Education Administrative Positions

The new appointees are Irish Spencer at Fayetteville State University, Walter McCollum at Miami Dade College, Monique Guillory at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Lamar R. Hylton at Kent State University, Eruore Oboh at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Rhonda Moses at Johnson C. Smith University.

In Memoriam: Alfred Lee Bright, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: Alfred Lee Bright, 1940-2019

Professor bright joined the faculty at Youngstown State University in Ohio in 1965. He was the university’s first Black faculty member. He served as the founding director of the Black studies program at the university from 1970 to 1987.

Patrick Liverpool Is Now Serving as Provost at North Carolina Central University

Patrick Liverpool Is Now Serving as Provost at North Carolina Central University

Most recently, Dr. Liverpool served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Earlier in his career, he served as vice provost for university outreach and international programs at Virginia Tech.

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.

Darlene Clark Hine Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the Southern Historical Association

Darlene Clark Hine Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the Southern Historical Association

The John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award is given out every five years. The award committee stated that “we cannot conceive of a more deserving candidate. Hine’s career has been deeply active, productive, and consequential.”

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 University of Pittsburgh Names a New Vice Provost and Dean of Students

The University of Pittsburgh Names a New Vice Provost and Dean of Students

Kenyon Bonner has served in this role on an interim basis since January 2015 and has been on the university’s staff since 2004. Before being named interim dean of students, Bonner was associate dean of students for seven years.

Bethune-Cookman University Dedicates Its New School of Hospitality Management

Bethune-Cookman University Dedicates Its New School of Hospitality Management

Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, has named its new School of Hospitality Management for Bob Billingslea, a retired executive of the Walt Disney Company.

Two African Americans Leaving Their Higher Education Posts

Two African Americans Leaving Their Higher Education Posts

Iris E. Harvey is leaving her post as vice president for university relations at Kent State University in Ohio and Leonard Hayes III is retiring as senior director for the Institutional Service Division of the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education.

Four Universities Appoint African Americans to Dean Posts

Four Universities Appoint African Americans to Dean Posts

The new deans are Eboni Pringle at Kent State University, Akel I. Kahera at Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus in Qatar, Lorna Le’Anne Shaw-Berbick at Kentucky State University, and John K. Davis at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

The First African American to Win a Major Award in Aviation Education

The First African American to Win a Major Award in Aviation Education

I. Richmond Nettey is the associate dean of the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability, and Technology at Kent State University in Ohio. He is being honored by the University Aviaton Association.

Honors for Four Black Scholars

Honors for Four Black Scholars

The honorees at Tanisha C. Ford of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Alfreda Brown of Kent State University in Ohio, William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University in Virginia, and Dionne Cross Francis of Indiana University.

The New Provost at Lincoln University in Missouri

The New Provost at Lincoln University in Missouri

Said L. Sewell III is the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was assistant provost for academic affairs at Kent State University in Ohio.

Kent State University in Ohio Recognized for Its Efforts to Promote Diversity

Kent State University in Ohio Recognized for Its Efforts to Promote Diversity

Kent State University in Ohio received that 2014 Institutional Excellence Award from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. African Americans make up 9 percent of the undergraduate student body at Kent State.

Barbara Broome Chosen as Dean of the College of Nursing at Kent State University

Barbara Broome Chosen as Dean of the College of Nursing at Kent State University

Currently, Dr. Broome is associate dean and chair of the department of community-mental health at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing. She will take on her new role in March 2014.

Two African Americans in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

Two African Americans in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

Tonjanita Johnson was appointed vice president for communication and marketing for the University of Tennessee system and Fashaad Crawford is the new assistant provost for accreditation, assessment, and learning at Kent State University in Ohio.

High Schools With Large Minority Populations Are Less Likely to Have Student Media Outlets

High Schools With Large Minority Populations Are Less Likely to Have Student Media Outlets

A study by the Center for Scholastic Journalism at Kent State University found that schools with no media outlets had an average student body where minorities made up 56 percent of the student body.

Wendy Wilson-Fall Is the New Head of Africana Studies at Lafayette College

Wendy Wilson-Fall Is the New Head of Africana Studies at Lafayette College

She was an associate professor and chair of Pan African studies at Kent State University in Ohio and previously was the director of the West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal.

Two African American Administrators at Kent State Earn Promotions

Two African American Administrators at Kent State Earn Promotions

Said Sewell was named assistant provost for academic affairs and Eboni Pringle was appointed interim dean of undergraduate studies.