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James H. Cone to Receive the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

James H. Cone to Receive the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

The Grawemeyer Award in religion is given to individuals who publicize creative and significant insights into the relationship between humans and the divine. The award comes with a $100,000 prize.

The Arkansas Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence Debuts at Philander Smith College

The Arkansas Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence Debuts at Philander Smith College

The new ACITE center launched with a two-day conference entitled “Promoting Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to Better Serve Culturally Diverse Students.” More than 100 participants attended the inaugural conference.

New Administrative Roles for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for Eight African Americans 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.

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.

The New President of Arkansas Baptist College

The New President of Arkansas Baptist College

Dr. Jones has been serving as a visiting professor of political science in the department of social and behavioral sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Earlier he was the founder and executive director of the Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College in Little Rock.

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.

In Memoriam: Crawford Joseph Mims, 1922-2016

In Memoriam: Crawford Joseph Mims, 1922-2016

During his long career in higher education, Dr. Sims taught at Rust College, Shorter College, and Philander Smith College. He was provost at Philander Smith College and on three occasions served as interim president of the historically Black educational institution.

In Memoriam: Cecil Wayne Cone, 1937-2016

In Memoriam: Cecil Wayne Cone, 1937-2016

Dr. Cone was a theologian, educator, author, and the former president of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. He became a minister at the age of 13 and was named pastor of an African Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of 16.

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 HBCUs Partner With California Community Colleges

Nine HBCUs Partner With California Community Colleges

Under the arrangement, students who graduate from any of California’s community colleges with a grade point average of 2.5 or above will be admitted to one of the nine HBCUs as juniors.

Roderick Smothers Named President of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas

Roderick Smothers Named President of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas

Dr. Smothers has been serving as vice president of advancement at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. He holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

In Memoriam: Hazo W. Carter Jr., 1946-2014

In Memoriam: Hazo W. Carter Jr., 1946-2014

Dr. Carter served as president of West Virginia State University for 25 years from 1987 to 2012. He was the longest serving president in the university’s history.

President of Philander Smith College Steps Down

President of Philander Smith College Steps Down

After less than two years in office, Johnny Moore, president of Philander Smith College, a historically Black educational institution in Little Rock, Arkansas, has stepped down. Lloyd E. Hervey, a faculty member in the Division of Education, was named interim president.

Dillard University Names New President

Dillard University Names New President

Walter M. Kimbrough is currently president of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Grants and Gifts

Grants and Gifts

This week’s grants to HBCUs or for programs relating to African Americans.