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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.

Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Jimmy Teriell Tate at North Carolina Central University, Crystal A. deGregory at Kentucky State, Jenae Jones at Mississippi University for Women, Leon Jones at Oklahoma State, Danita Brown-Young at the University of Illinois, and Ulysses Williams at Voorhees 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.

Kentucky State University's New Research Center on Race, Education and Democracy

Kentucky State University’s New Research Center on Race, Education and Democracy

The Atwood Institute for Race, Education, and the Democratic Ideal will advance research, dialogue, and advocacy for anti-racism training and conflict resolution, and exploration of the elements of democracy in solving intractable social problems.

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: William A. Butts, 1933-2017

In Memoriam: William A. Butts, 1933-2017

Dr. Butts taught at Mississippi Valley State University and Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. In 1975, he was named the eleventh president of Kentucky 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.

Members of the New Executive Team at Kentucky State University

Members of the New Executive Team at Kentucky State University

Christopher Brown II, the new president of historically Black Kentucky State University in Frankfort, has announced a series of new executive appointments for his leadership team.

Debbie Thomas Named Provost at Kentucky State University

Debbie Thomas Named Provost at Kentucky State University

Dr. Thomas has been serving as dean of academic affairs at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. The college enrolls about 3,500 students. African Americans are 36 percent of the student body.

Kentucky State University Establishes the Institute for Lifelong Learning

Kentucky State University Establishes the Institute for Lifelong Learning

Offerings will include credit-bearing courses for teachers and social workers who want to enhance their professional development skills and credentials. But there will also be many noncredit courses in subject areas such as wine tasting, belly dancing, and English as a second language.

More Healing Needs to Occur at Kentucky State University

More Healing Needs to Occur at Kentucky State University

Just days after the board of regents at Kentucky State University approved the selection of a new president for the historically Black educational institution, the faculty approved a resolution of no confidence in the board and its chair.

M. Christopher Brown Appointed President of Kentucky State University

M. Christopher Brown Appointed President of Kentucky State University

Dr. Brown has been serving as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for the Southern University System in Louisiana. He is the former president of Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He stepped down from that position in December 2013.

Three Finalists Announced for President of Historically Black Kentucky State University

Three Finalists Announced for President of Historically Black Kentucky State University

When a field of three finalists to become permanent president of Kentucky State was announced, interim president Aaron Thompson’s name was not on the list. Many in the university community have lauded Dr. Thompson’s performance over the past two years.

Kentucky State University Reports Significant Enrollment Increases

Kentucky State University Reports Significant Enrollment Increases

The university reports that there are 2,096 undergraduate students on campus for the Spring 2017 semester. This is up 34.3 percent from the Spring 2016 semester. Enrollments for the Spring semester are up 30 percent from the Fall semester.

Eight African American Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight African American Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

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.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thew new appointees are Nathan Stephens at the University of Illinois, Jolene Lane at the University of Akron, Denise Stephens at Washington University, Nathan Cochran at Philander Smith College, Alex Granderson at Mississippi Valley State, Shai L. Butler at the College of St. Rose, and Johnnie Westbrook at Kentucky State.

In Memoriam: Harold R. Benson, 1944-2016

In Memoriam: Harold R. Benson, 1944-2016

Dr. Benson directed the land grant program at Kentucky State University for 36 years. He directed the university’s extension program during that period and from 1985 to his retirement in 2011 he also directed the research program.

Three Scholars Honored for Their Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

Three Scholars Honored for Their Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

There are more than 1,000 entries in the encyclopedia detailing African American history from frontier days to the present time. More than 150 scholars contributed to the entries in the volume.

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

Hampton University, Mississippi Valley State University, Dillard University, Alcorn State University, Kentucky State University, Bethune-Cookman University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Xavier University have all reported impressive gains in enrollments.

Kentucky State University to Provide Free E-Textbooks to All Students

Kentucky State University to Provide Free E-Textbooks to All Students

Under the agreement, Pearson will offer electronic textbooks to Kentucky State students for a flat fee. The university is offering students a book scholarship to cover the costs of the Pearson fee.

The New Leader of Kentucky State University

The New Leader of Kentucky State University

The board of regents of Kentucky State University, has announced the appointment of Aaron Thompson as interim president of the historically Black university.

Raymond Burse Resigns as President of Kentucky State University

Raymond Burse Resigns as President of Kentucky State University

President Burse has been highly critical of budget cuts made by new Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. Burse said in the past that the cuts would be so devastating to the university that it may have “to declare financial exigency and/or prepare a closure plan.”

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Terry Lindsay at Paul Smith College, Shawna Young at Duke University, Lynette Clemetson at the University of Michigan, Rick W. Smith Jr. at Kentucky State University, Lynn Swann at the University of Southern California, and Pamela Nolan Young at the University of Notre Dame.

Proposed State Budget Cuts Threaten the Financial Stability of Kentucky State University

Proposed State Budget Cuts Threaten the Financial Stability of Kentucky State University

Raymond Burse, president of historically Black Kentucky State University, says that the proposed state budget cuts would be so devastating to the university that it may have “to declare financial exigency and/or prepare a closure plan.”

Kentucky State University Sees a Decline in Enrollments But a Rise in Its Retention Rate

Kentucky State University Sees a Decline in Enrollments But a Rise in Its Retention Rate

There are 165 second-year students on campus this year who matriculated last fall. This is 60.2 percent of last year’s entering class of 274 students. A year ago the retention rate was 43.7 percent.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Five African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Five African Americans

The appointees are Stevie L. Lawrence II at Fort Valley State University, Francene Gilmer at Kentucky State University, Joslyn DiPasalegne at Claflin University, Paulette Patterson Dilworth at the University of Alabama Birmingham, and Cindy R. Love at St. Augustine’s University.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Eight African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

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.

Eight African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

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.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Nine African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Nine African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new administrative appointees are Karyn S. Hollingsworth, Sheila Caldwell, Mark Alnutt, Ernie T. Hughes, Redgina Hill, Nyeema Watson, Nyote Calixte, Steven Smith, and Gordon A. Rowe Jr.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

The appointees are Quentin Wright at Lone Star College, Curtis E. Creagh at Kentucky State University, Mautra Jones at Langston University, Terri Yvette Ofori at Bloomfield College, Donovan Allen at Medgar Evers College, and Milton Overton at Florida A&M University.

New Kentucky State University Extension Effort Aims to Help Small Farmers

New Kentucky State University Extension Effort Aims to Help Small Farmers

The university’s new fruit and vegetable mobile processing unit contains a certified mobile commercial kitchen that can travel to farms and be used to process fresh fruits into jams and jellies and to blast freeze fruits and vegetables.

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.

School Shooting Victim Gets Full Scholarship to Kentucky State University

School Shooting Victim Gets Full Scholarship to Kentucky State University

On September 30, 2014, Javaughntay Burroughs, a sophomore honor roll student at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky, was hit by an errant bullet while walking to his fifth-period class.

Ranking the HBCUs on the Debt Levels of Their Graduates

Ranking the HBCUs on the Debt Levels of Their Graduates

The average debt level of college graduates in 2013 was $28,400. But some HBCUs are among the schools where students have the lowest average debt and some are among the schools with the highest debt level for graduating students.