The women’s college in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has a student body that is 22 percent Black. The student protesters maintained that faculty had used the word “nigger” in class and claimed that the college “fosters a culture of racism, sexism, and elitism.”
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Dr. Richardson, the new dean of the Martha H. Fleer Center for Adult Education, joined the faculty at Salem College in 2007 and recently was serving as an assistant professor of education and director of the college’s Writing Center.
Dr. Wilson-Oyelaran has served as the 17th president of the college since July 2005. A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Wilson-Oyelaran taught at the University of Ife in Nigeria for 14 years before returning to the U.S. in 1988.
The new appointees are Monica Boyd, Stephen L. McDaniel, Alan Robertson Sr., Tanya Freeman, Tara A. Brooks, Brandon P. Brown, Marcus Clark, Ashiwel Undieh, and Scott Jackson Dantley.
Rodney T. Whitaker, professor in the College of Music, was promoted to the rank of University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. Metta Sama was named an assistant professor of creative writing at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.