Valerie Smith, president of the highly rated Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, was the recipient of an honorary doctor of letters degree from Hong Kong Baptist University. Dr. Smith was honored for her work on diversity, inclusion, and curricular innovation during her first year as president of the Swarthmore.
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This year, 58 Truman scholars were selected from 688 candidates nominated by 297 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 58 Truman Scholars, it appears that 11, or 19 percent, are African Americans.
Valerie Smith, dean of the college and the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton University, was named president of Swarthmore College. She will take office on July 1.
The Black Liberation 1969 Archive “stands as a bulwark against the college losing or forgetting the story of Black student activism, which significantly improved Swarthmore for the better,” says Professor Allison Dorsey.
The new administrative appointees are LeAnn Alexander at the Mississippi University for Women, Debra Daniels at the University of Utah, and Dion Lewis at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
Since 1997, Garikai Campbell has served on the mathematics faculty at Swarthmore College in suburban Philadelphia. He has also been associate dean of academic affairs, acting dean of students, and associate vice president for strategic planning at Swarthmore.
She will direct the college’s human resources department.
Here is news of African Americans who are assuming new posts at colleges and universities throughout the United States.