Austin A. Lane has been serving as executive vice chancellor of Lone Star College System based in The Woodlands, Texas. From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Lane was president of the Montgomery campus of Lone Star College.
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President McClellon had been criticized over her spending and hiring decisions since taking office only 18 months ago. She will take a position as a senior system director at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
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.
In 1949 Nancy Randolph Davis was the first African American student to enroll at what is now Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Due to rigid rules of Jim Crow, she was initially required to sit in the hallway outside of the classroom.
According to the Ph.D. Project, she was the first African American women to be licensed as a certified public accountant and also hold a Ph.D. in accounting. She was a professor emerita at Utah State University.
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.
Under the agreement, the two universities agree to cooperative on research projects and to engage in student and faculty exchanges. Langston University has agreed to appoint visiting scholars to provide hands-on leadership on the Nigerian campus.
The new appointees are Tyvi Small at the University of Tennessee, Camisha Duffy at Murray State, Michael Leo Owens of Emory University, Ashley Robinson at Prairie View A&M, Valandra German at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Clayton Steen at Bowie State, and Natasha Billie at Langston University.
Raphael Moffett, Barbara J. Johnson, Naomi R. Thompson, Harriet Davis, and Henry W. Taylor have been named to new positions.
Patrena N. Benton was the assistant vice president for academic affairs and director of the Edwin P. McCabe Honors Program at Langston University in Oklahoma.
Either Phillip Birdine, Myron Pope, Kent Smith, or Charles Williams will be Langston’s next president.
In the recent debate over the debt extension, Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, issued a report on what he considered wasteful government spending. The report featured a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that had been awarded to historically black Langston University in Oklahoma.
JoAnn W. Haysbert, president of Langston University in Oklahoma, has announced that she will step down at the end of the year. President Haysbert is the first woman to lead the historically black university. She has served as president for six years.