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Alec Gallimore Named Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan

Alec Gallimore Named Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan

Professor Gallimore joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1992. He was promoted to full professor in 2004. Dr. Gallimore is the director of the Michigan Space Grant Consortium, funded by NASA and the director of the Michigan/Air Force Center of Excellence in Electric Propulsion.

The New Dean of the College of Engineering at Howard University

The New Dean of the College of Engineering at Howard University

Dr. Achille Messac, educated at MIT, has been serving as dean of engineering and professor of aerospace engineering at Mississippi State University. Previously, he served on the faculties at Syracuse University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Shirley Ann Jackson to Receive the National Medal of Science

Shirley Ann Jackson to Receive the National Medal of Science

President Obama has chosen nine individuals to receive the National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony early in 2016. Among the nine winners, one is an African American.

A Dozen African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen African Americans Appointed to New 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.

Four African Americans Named to New University Administrative Posts

Four African Americans Named to New University Administrative Posts

The appointees are W. Kent Guion at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Meredith Evans at Washington University, Tanya Barnes-Jones at Saint Augustine’s University and Lee A. McElroy Jr. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The New Provost at Florida A&M University

The New Provost at Florida A&M University

Marcella David has been serving as professor of law and international studies and associate dean in the College of Law at the University of Iowa. She is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Michigan School of Law.

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.

Shirley Ann Jackson Named a Fellow of the British Royal Academy of Engineering

Shirley Ann Jackson Named a Fellow of the British Royal Academy of Engineering

The former chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Dr. Jackson is president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Shirley Ann Jackson to Be Honored by the AAAS

Shirley Ann Jackson to Be Honored by the AAAS

The president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be given an award at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Esther S. Powell, director of nontraditional adult student services at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, was elected vice president of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Society. The society which honors adult students who achieved high academic standards while maintaing responsibilities outside of academia, has more than 300 chapters nationwide. The society is headquartered at Eastern […]