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Marcus Jones to Lead Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Marcus Jones to Lead Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Professor Jones served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for the University of Louisiana System for the past year. He was executive vice president for university and business affairs at Northwestern State University from 2017-2020. He has served on the faculty at the university since 1994.

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.

Three African American Men Who Have Been Appointed Deans

Three African American Men Who Have Been Appointed Deans

Larry Webster Jr. was named the dean of the Division of Career and Technical Education at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Jerell B. Hill is the new dean of the School of Education at Pacific Oaks College in California and Zackeus Johnson was named dean of University College at Southern University in Louisiana.

Southern University Launches a New Literary Magazine

Southern University Launches a New Literary Magazine

The department of languages and literature at Historically Black Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has published its inaugural issue of Sangam, a national, online literary magazine. The journal is named for a Sanskrit term for “joining together.”

In Memoriam: William E. Moore, 1941-2020

In Memoriam: William E. Moore, 1941-2020

After being the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry at Purdue University, Dr. Moore joined the chemistry faculty at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the late 1960s. He achieved the rank of full professor within five years.

In Memoriam: Roosevelt D. Steptoe, 1934-2020

In Memoriam: Roosevelt D. Steptoe, 1934-2020

Dr. Steptoe led the flagship campus of the Southern University System from 1975 to 1982. Later, he served as vice president for academic affairs at Alabama State University in Montgomery.

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.

Google to Train 20,000 HBCU Students to Enhance Their Digital Skills

Google to Train 20,000 HBCU Students to Enhance Their Digital Skills

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is partnering with Google to launch the Grow with Google Career Readiness Program. The goal is to have 20 participating HBCUs by January and to have the program be available to all HBCUs by fall 2021.

NASA Teams Up With Four HBCUs to Promote Engineering Initiatives

NASA Teams Up With Four HBCUs to Promote Engineering Initiatives

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded 14 planning grants to Minority Serving Institutions through its Minority University Research and Education Project, part of the agency’s Office of STEM Engagement. Four of the grant recipients are historically Black universities.

In Memoriam: Lucius Jefferson Barker, 1928-2020

In Memoriam: Lucius Jefferson Barker, 1928-2020

Dr. Barker, a political scientist, began his academic career at the University of Illinois. He taught at the University of Illinois, Southern University in Louisiana, and Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Barker taught at Stanford University from 1990 until retiring in 2006 as the William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.

Sonja Feist-Price Appointed Provost at the University of Michigan-Flint

Sonja Feist-Price Appointed Provost at the University of Michigan-Flint

Professor Feist-Price currently serves as the vice president for institutional diversity and professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Counselor Education in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She will begin her new job on August 1.

Princeton University Adds a Major African American Scholar to Its Faculty

Princeton University Adds a Major African American Scholar to Its Faculty

Ismail White joins the Princeton University faculty this fall as a professor of politics and public affairs. Since 2018, he has taught at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Since 2015, he has served as director of Survey Research at the Joint Center for Political and Research Studies in Washington, D.C.

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.

Archie L. Blanson Is the New Leader of the North Harris Campus of Lone Star College

Archie L. Blanson Is the New Leader of the North Harris Campus of Lone Star College

Dr. Blanson had been serving as vice chancellor of student services for Lone Star College overseeing admissions, registration, dual credit, disabilities, enrollment management, and numerous student services activities and partnerships.

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Leon Prieto of Clayton State University in Georgia was named an associate research fellow at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. Adrienne Morgan was appointed as an associate vice president of equity and inclusion at the University of Rochester and Professor Calvin R. Walker was named executive vice chancellor at Southern University in Louisiana.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Undertaking New Assignments in Higher Education

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Undertaking New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Renita W. Marshall at Southern Univerity in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, André J. Thomas at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, Chassidy Bozeman at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Akinwumi Ogundiran at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Southern University Is the Pilot Institution for the CIA's HBCU Recruitment and Workforce Initiative

Southern University Is the Pilot Institution for the CIA’s HBCU Recruitment and Workforce Initiative

The agreement allows the CIA to engage in a broad range of classroom workshops, curriculum development, and recruitment activities to foster ongoing relationships with key university staff and personnel on Southern University’s five campuses.

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.

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.

Kathie Stromile Golden is the New Provost at Mississippi Valley State University

Kathie Stromile Golden is the New Provost at Mississippi Valley State University

Most recently, Dr. Golden served as director of international programs and special assistant to the President’s Office at MVSU. Prior to that, she served as MVSU’s associate vice president for academic affairs.

John Warner Smith is the First Black Male Poet Laureate for the State of Louisiana

John Warner Smith is the First Black Male Poet Laureate for the State of Louisiana

Currently, Smith teaches English at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Smith is a graduate of McNeese State University in Louisiana, where he majored in psychology and accounting. He holds two master’s degrees.

A Quartet of African Americans Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Quartet of African Americans Appointed to Positions as Deans

LaTonya Branham has been named dean of academic services at DePauw University and Suzanne Barbour is the new dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Orlando F. McMeans is a new agricultural dean at Southern University in Louisiana and Nicholas J. Hill is dean of the business school at Claflin University.

A Trio of African American Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Trio of African American Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Joy Williamson-Lott has been named dean of the Graduate School at the University of Washington. Stephanie J. Rowley was appointed dean of Teachers College at Columbia University and Sandra Brown has been named dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health at Southern University in Louisiana.

New Data Shows Bar Passage Rates at HBCU Law Schools Lag the National Average

New Data Shows Bar Passage Rates at HBCU Law Schools Lag the National Average

Nationwide, 88.6 percent of all 2016 law school graduates passed bar exams within two years. None of the six law schools at historically Black universities had a bar passage rate that exceeded the national average. Southern University in Louisiana and Texas Southern University had the highest rates among HBCU law schools.

Southern University Establishes Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity Near Washington, D.C.

Southern University Establishes Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity Near Washington, D.C.

The new center will house state-of-the-art classrooms and conference rooms where Southern will hire faculty and select students for cybersecurity research projects and collaborate on contract proposals with X Corp Solutions and other members of the American Cyber League.

Carmen Walter Named President of Tougaloo College in Mississippi

Carmen Walter Named President of Tougaloo College in Mississippi

For the past six years, Dr. Walter has served as an administrator at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, most recently as the executive vice president of enrollment management, student success, and institutional relations. Prior to that, she was an administrator at Delgado Community College in New Orleans.

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

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.

Southern University Aims to Boost the Number of Male Teachers From Underrepresented Groups

Southern University Aims to Boost the Number of Male Teachers From Underrepresented Groups

The School of Education at Southern University recently hosted a week-long residency program for high school students with the goal of interesting these students in careers as teachers in the public schools.

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.

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.

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.

A Trio of African American Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of African American Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Patrick T. Smith, an associate research professor at Duke Divinity School, Barbara Ransby, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Dawn Mellion-Patin, a vice chancellor at Southern University in Lousiana.

In Memoriam: Janette Hoston Harris, 1939-2018

In Memoriam: Janette Hoston Harris, 1939-2018

In 1960, Janette Hoston Harris was one of six Southern University students arrested for attempting to desegregate an all-White lunch counter. As a result of this, the governor of Louisiana ordered the expulsion of all six students from the university and prohibited them from attending any college in the state.

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 Extends the Contract of President M. Christopher Brown II

Kentucky State University Extends the Contract of President M. Christopher Brown II

The board of regents of Kentucky State University has extended the contract of M. Christopher Brown II for four years through July 2022. The four-year extension is the maximum allowed by state law. Dr. Brown was appointed the 15th president of Kentucky State University in March 2017.

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.