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Four African Americans Who Have Been Assigned to University Diversity Posts

Four African Americans Who Have Been Assigned to University Diversity Posts

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Rockell Brown Burton at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in New York, Courtney Randall at the University of California, Davis, Rodney L. Parker at Loyola University Maryland, and Doris Fields at Eastern Michigan University.

Rochelle Ford Selected as the Next President of Dillard University in New Orleans

Rochelle Ford Selected as the Next President of Dillard University in New Orleans

Since 2018, Dr. Ford has been serving as dean of School of Communications at Elon University in North Carolina. Before becoming dean at Elon, she was a professor of public relations in the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York.

Paul Watson II Is the New Leader of Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan

Paul Watson II Is the New Leader of Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan

Dr. Watson has been vice president for instruction at the community college since 2019. From 2011 to 2019, Dr. Watson was an administrator at the  Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, including serving as assistant dean and dean of academic success.

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of African Americans to Administrative Posts

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of African Americans to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative posts are Kenitra Horsley at Queens University of Charlotte, Dwayne Murray at Syracuse University in New York, Sharron T. Burnett at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida, J. William Nicholas at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Tamara Michel Josserand at the University of Washington, and Catherine Edmonds at North Carolina Central University.

In Memoriam: Charles Vert Willie, 1927-2022

In Memoriam: Charles Vert Willie, 1927-2022

Charles Willie taught at Syracuse University from 1950 to 1974. He was the first Black faculty member to be awarded tenure at the university. He later served on the faculty at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.

Syracuse University's Gwendolyn Pough to Lead the Rhetoric Society of America

Syracuse University’s Gwendolyn Pough to Lead the Rhetoric Society of America

Gwendolyn Pough, dean’s professor of the humanities and professor of women’s and gender studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University in New York, will serve a six-year term as president-elect, president, and past-president, of the Rhetoric Society of America, beginning in July.

Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

The five Black faculty members taking on new roles are Lance Freeman at the University of Pennsylvania, Aerial Ellis at North Carolina Central University, Salamishah Tillet at Rutgers University-Newark, Marcelle Haddix at Syracuse University in New York, and Charlene Gilbert at Ohio State University.

Five Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Major Universities

Five Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Major Universities

The five Black faculty members taking on new duties are Judith Green McKenzie at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Frederick Evans at South Carolina State University, Jennifer Swann at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Ruth Opara at Syracuse University in New York, and Bocar Ba at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Notre Dame's K. Matthew Dames Is the New Leader of the Association of Research Libraries

Notre Dame’s K. Matthew Dames Is the New Leader of the Association of Research Libraries

Dr. Dames came to Notre Dame this fall after serving as Boston University Librarian since 2018. Earlier, Dr. Dames was associate university librarian for scholarly resources and services at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Duke University Renames Building to Honor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke

Duke University Renames Building to Honor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke

Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke was one of the first five Black students to integrate the Duke campus in 1963. She becomes the first Black woman to have a campus building named after her. She joins historian John Hope Franklin and campus architect Julian Abele as having buildings or grounds named after them on the Duke campus.

Six Black Scholars Who Have Been Given New Faculty Assignments

Six Black Scholars Who Have Been Given New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new positions are Bianca Baldridge at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Stephen Buckley at Duke University in North Carolina, Joshua Bartholomew at the Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas, Emily Greenwood at Princeton University in New Jersey, Warrick Moses at Syracuse University in New York, and Charles Peterson at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Appointed to new faculty posts are Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. at Texas Christian University, Tekla Ali Johnson at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, Virgil Goodwine at Wilberforce University in Ohio, Delali Kumavie at Syracuse University in New York, Patrese A. Robinson-Drummer at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and Sierra Williams at Claremont McKenna College in California.

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Will Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Will Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Dr. Campbell became president of Spelman College in Atlanta on August 1, 2015. She is dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and University Professor of art and public policy at New York University. Early in her career she was the director of the Studio Museum in Harlem and was cultural affairs commissioner for the City of New York. She joined the faculty at New York University in 1991 and served as dean for two decades.

Four Universitiies Annouce the Appointment of African Americans to Diversity Positions

Four Universitiies Annouce the Appointment of African Americans to Diversity Positions

Taking on new roles as diversity administrators are Cerri A. Banks at Syracuse University in New York, Levon T. Esters at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Wanda B. Knight at Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg, and Katrice A. Albert at the University of Kentucky.

Heritage Foundation Report Claims a Bloat of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Heritage Foundation Report Claims a Bloat of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Just as conservatives have mounted attacks on ethnic studies programs, critical race theory, and other subject areas not to their liking, the hiring of diversity officers has also been highly criticized. A new Heritage Foundation report finds what it calls an administrative bloat of diversity officers.

Three African Americans Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Three African Americans Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Andre Marshall will join the faculty at the School of Engineering at George Mason University. James Haywood Rolling Jr. was appointed co-director of Lender Center for Social Justice at Syracuse University and Chryl Laird has been named the Marvin H. Green Jr. Assistant Professor of Government at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

The First African American Editor in Chief of the Syracuse Law Review

The First African American Editor in Chief of the Syracuse Law Review

When she assumes her duties for Volume 72 (2021-22), Hilda Frimpong will be the first Black student to lead the Syracuse Law Review since it began publishing in 1949.

Seven African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties in Higher Education

Seven African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties in Higher Education

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

New Book to Detail the Work of the Colored Conventions Project

New Book to Detail the Work of the Colored Conventions Project

The Colored Conventions Project (CCP) is a scholarly and community research project focused on digitally preserving Black political activism from the 1830s to 1890s. The project operates two websites and its directors are releasing a new book on the initiative.

In Memoriam: Wynetta Devore, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Wynetta Devore, 1929-2020

Dr. Devore began her academic career at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She then taught at Rutgers University before joining the faculty at Syracuse University’s School of Social Work in 1980. She retired in 1999.

Syracuse University Creates a Scholarship to Honor a Former Performing Arts Scholar

Syracuse University Creates a Scholarship to Honor a Former Performing Arts Scholar

The Felix E. Cochren Jr. Memorial Scholarship intends to promote a more diverse student body in the drama department by providing scholarship and financial assistance to current students who are underrepresented in the program.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

The new diversity officers are Jarvis Watson at the College of the Visual Arts, Lorie Johnson-Osho at the University of Pittsburgh, Mill Etienne at New York Medical College, Ty-Ron Douglas at the University of California, Berkeley, Eboni Britt at Syracuse University, and Quinn Capers IV at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Theresa B. Felder Selected as the Tenth President of Harford Community College in Maryland

Theresa B. Felder Selected as the Tenth President of Harford Community College in Maryland

Dr. Felder comes to Harford Community College from Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, where she most recently served as the senior vice president for student success. Prior to this position, she was the vice president of student affairs and administrative dean for Clark State’s largest branch campus.

Four African Americans Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Four African Americans Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new faculty roles are C. Vanessa White at Xavier University in New Orleans, Rufus Bonds Jr. at Syracuse University in New York, Tia-Simone Gardner at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Tiffany Wright at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

City of Tallahassee Honors Former Florida A&M University Professor Charles Evans

City of Tallahassee Honors Former Florida A&M University Professor Charles Evans

The city of Tallahassee, Florida, has renamed a pond in the Myers Park neighborhood to honor Charles E. Evans, a former professor at Florida A&M University. The pond used to be named for a segregationist justice of the Florida Supreme Court.

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrive Positions

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrive Positions

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.

Melissa Holloway Honored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys

Melissa Holloway Honored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys

Since May 2019, Mellissa Holloway has been general counsel for legal affairs at North Carolina A&T State University in East Greensboro. Earlier, she was deputy general counsel at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and general counsel at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Mitchell College in Connecticut Names Tracy Epsy as its Eighth President

Mitchell College in Connecticut Names Tracy Epsy as its Eighth President

Dr. Epsy currently serves as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Pfeiffer University, which operates three campuses in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Misenheimer, North Carolina. She has been on the staff at Pfeiffer University for more than two decades.

The New Dean of the School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth

The New Dean of the School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth

Susan T. Gooden has served as interim dean since May 2018. Professor Gooden joined the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004.  Earlier, she was an assistant and associate professor in the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech.

Preserving the Writings of Anna Julia Cooper

Preserving the Writings of Anna Julia Cooper

Recently, the Humanities Center at Syracuse University partnered with the Colored Conventions Project to host a local transcribe-a-thon of the writings of Anna Julia Cooper. The community service project’s goal was to transcribe the writing of Dr. Cooper and create a digital archive of her work.

Nine Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Nine Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions

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.

Syracuse University Taking Further Efforts to Improve Campus Climate for Black Students

Syracuse University Taking Further Efforts to Improve Campus Climate for Black Students

After a series of racial incidents occurred on campus during the fall semester, Syracuse University announced that it would take steps to improve the campus climate for African American students who make up 6 percent of the student body and students from other underrepresented groups.

Kishauna Soljour Receives Dissertation Award From the Council of Graduate Schools

Kishauna Soljour Receives Dissertation Award From the Council of Graduate Schools

In 2019, Kishauna E. Soljour became the first Black woman to receive a Ph.D. in History from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York. Her doctorate dissertation was recently honored by the Council of Graduate Schools.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

Karen Davis is the a new assistant dean for inclusive excellence at Syracuse University in New York. Kory Trott will serve as the director of the research integrity office at Virginia Tech and Paul Monteiro is the new assistant vice president of external affairs at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

After a Racist Incident, Syracuse University Suspends All Social Activities of Fraternities

After a Racist Incident, Syracuse University Suspends All Social Activities of Fraternities

An African American woman was targeted with a racial slur as she walked by a fraternity house. The student newspaper at the university reported that recently “at least 10 hate crimes or bias-related incidents have been reported on or near campus.”

In Memoriam: Wilhelmina Matilda Reuben-Cooke, 1946-2019

In Memoriam: Wilhelmina Matilda Reuben-Cooke, 1946-2019

Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke was a professor of law at the University of the District of Columbia, professor emerita of law at Syracuse University in New York, and one of the first African American students to enroll at Duke University in North Carolina.