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New Duties for 13 Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Duties for 13 Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of African American faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Sarah Willie-LeBreton Will Be the Next Provost at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Sarah Willie-LeBreton Will Be the Next Provost at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Dr. Willie-LeBreton joined the faculty at Swarthmore College in 1997 and since 2013 has chaired the department of sociology and anthropology. She will assume her new role as provost on July 1.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Kenneth Ataga at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Keith Reeves at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Nadia Ward at Yale University in Connecticut, and Tyrone Howard at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Six Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Six Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

They are: Robin Means Coleman at the University of Michigan, Heidi R. Lewis at Colorado College, Nsoki Mavinga at Swarthmore College, Haywood L. Brown at the University of South Florida, Arris Golden at Michigan State University, and Andre Isaacs at the College of the Holy Cross.

New Assignments for Nine Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Nine Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of Black scholars who have been hired or assigned new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Julian Randall Selected to Receive the 2017 Cave Canem Award in Poetry

Julian Randall Selected to Receive the 2017 Cave Canem Award in Poetry

Julian Randall, a second-year student in the master of fine arts creative writing program at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Prize from the Brooklyn, New York-based Cave Canem Foundation.

Swarthmore College President Honored by Hong Kong Baptist University

Swarthmore College President Honored by Hong Kong Baptist University

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.

Three Black Scholars Named MacArthur Fellows

Three Black Scholars Named MacArthur Fellows

Of this year’s 24 MacArthur Fellows, three are Black scholars with ties to the academic world. They are Patrick Awuah, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and LaToya Ruby Frazier.

African Americans in the 2015 Class of Truman Scholars

African Americans in the 2015 Class of Truman Scholars

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.

Spelman College Names Its Next President

Spelman College Names Its Next President

Mary Schmidt Campbell is dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and University Professor of art and public policy at New York University. She will become president of Spelman College in Atlanta on August 1.

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Thomas Sayers Ellis is serving as the Sterling Brown Professor of English and Humanities at Howard University and Cheryl Jones-Walker was promoted to associate professor at Swarthmore College.

Valerie Smith Named the 15th President of Swarthmore College

Valerie Smith Named the 15th President of Swarthmore College

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.

A New Digital Archive Documents the Civil Rights Movement at Swarthmore College

A New Digital Archive Documents the Civil Rights Movement at Swarthmore College

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.

Three African Americans Named to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Named to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

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.

The New Provost at Morehouse College

The New Provost at Morehouse College

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.

African American Faculty News

African American Faculty News

Tariq al-Jamil was promoted at Swarthnore College and Sandra Waller Sheton was appointed to a named chair at DePaul University.

Pamela Prescod-Caesar Named Vice President at Swarthmore College

Pamela Prescod-Caesar Named Vice President at Swarthmore College

She will direct the college’s human resources department.

Eight African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is news of African Americans who are assuming new posts at colleges and universities throughout the United States.