The new appointees are Claudia Donald at the University of Massachusetts, Damon R. Wade at Grambling State, LLJuna Weir at Alcorn State, Malika Roman Isler at Wake Forest, Clayton A. Gibson at Alabama A&M, and Steven E. Hairston at St. Augustine’s University.
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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.
Some 200 of the 1,267 students who enrolled last fall have not returned for the Spring 2014 semester. The enrollment drop has produced a $3 million shortfall in tuition revenue.
Nita Charlene Johnson Byrd is the first woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest in St. Augustine University’s chapel and the first woman to serve as chaplain of the university.
The Virginia-North Carolina Alliance includes nine partner institutions, including four HBCUs. The program has been funded by the National Science Foundation since 2007. During this period the number of students who graduated with degrees in STEM fields is up 67 percent.
St. Paul’s College, the historically Black college in Lawrenceville, Virginia, held its 125th commencement last month. Now we learn that it may well be its last. The college has informed the Southeastern Association of Colleges and Schools that is will cease operations as of June 30.
Last November St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, agreed to assume management of Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Both HBCUs are affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Now St. Augustine’s University has decided not to proceed with the acquisition.
Saint Paul’s College lost its accreditation earlier this year but retains its previous status as it appeals the decision. However, there are only slightly more than 100 students on campus this fall.