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Syracuse University Outlines New Diversity Initiatives

Syracuse University Outlines New Diversity Initiatives

Syracuse University in New York has announced a series of new initiatives aimed at further enhancing campus diversity. One important development is that of the 70 new full-time faculty members hired for the 2016-17 academic year, 31, or 44 percent are faculty of color.

New Assignments for Four Black Faculty Members

New Assignments for Four Black Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Sandra Barnes at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, T. Elon Dancy II at the University of Oklahoma, Lorenzo M. Boyd at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Horace Campbell of Syracuse University in New York.

Five African American Men in New University Administrative Roles

Five African American Men in New University Administrative Roles

The appointees are Cedric Gathings at Marshall University, Aaron Whigham at Pennsylvania State University-Greater Allegheny, Rodney C. McClendon at Carnegie Mellon University, Herman Frazier at Syracuse University, and Walter Davenport at Saint Augustine’s University.

Craig Boise Named the Next Dean of the College of Law at Syracuse University

Craig Boise Named the Next Dean of the College of Law at Syracuse University

Since 2011, Professor Boise has been serving as dean of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University in Ohio. Earlier, he served on the law school faculty at DePaul University in Chicago and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

In Memoriam: Chester Davis, 1927-2016

In Memoriam: Chester Davis, 1927-2016

Dr. Chester Davis joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 1971. He chaired the Afro-American studies department there from 1985 to 1988.

The New Dean of the College of Engineering at Howard University

The New Dean of the College of Engineering at Howard University

Dr. Achille Messac, educated at MIT, has been serving as dean of engineering and professor of aerospace engineering at Mississippi State University. Previously, he served on the faculties at Syracuse University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Eight African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

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.

The New Chief of Staff in the Chancellor's Office at Syracuse University

The New Chief of Staff in the Chancellor’s Office at Syracuse University

Candace Campbell Jackson has been serving as vice president for student success and vice provost for academic success at the University of Akron in Ohio. She will also hold the title of vice president at Syracuse University.

In Memoriam: John Alfred Williams, 1925-2015

In Memoriam: John Alfred Williams, 1925-2015

John Williams, longtime university educator and noted novelist, died on July 3 at a veteran’s home in Paramus, New Jersey. Williams taught at Rutgers University from 1979 until his retirement in 1994.

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.

Three Black Scholars in New Teaching Positions

Three Black Scholars in New Teaching Positions

Taking on new teaching roles are Horace Alexander Young at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in New Mexico, Chandra Bhimull at Colby College in Maine, and Kal Alston at Syracuse University in New York.

Seven African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Those appointed to new administrative positions are Yvette Gullatt, Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Sean Huddleston, Naisha Bradley, James Paine, Barry L. Wells, and Tonya R. Hines.

Syracuse University Faculty and Students Helped Establish the Harriet Tubman National Park

Syracuse University Faculty and Students Helped Establish the Harriet Tubman National Park

For more than a decade, Douglas Armstrong, a professor of anthropology at Syracuse University, and his students have worked at the historic site in Auburn, New York, which includes Tubman’s home, farm, and the Home for the Aged.

Soccer Player at Syracuse University Suspended After Racial Rant Captured on Video

Soccer Player at Syracuse University Suspended After Racial Rant Captured on Video

A women’s soccer player at Syracuse University in New York was suspended from the team after a video surfaced showing her using racial slurs. The university is investigating the incident.

C. Dwight Lahr Is Retiring From Teaching at Dartmouth College

C. Dwight Lahr Is Retiring From Teaching at Dartmouth College

C. Dwight Lahr was named professor of mathematics emeritus at Dartmouth College. He first joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1975 as an assistant professor.

University of Kentucky Scholar Named Rhetorician of the Year

University of Kentucky Scholar Named Rhetorician of the Year

Adam J. Banks, professor in the department of writing, rhetoric, and digital studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, was named the 2014 Rhetorician of the Year by the The Young Rhetoricians Conference.

James Haywood Rolling Jr. Named Art Educator of the Year

James Haywood Rolling Jr. Named Art Educator of the Year

Dr. Rolling is an associate professor in the School of Education and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University in New York.

The Young African Leaders Initiative Comes to Syracuse University

The Young African Leaders Initiative Comes to Syracuse University

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York will host 25 students from Africa this summer as part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.

George Langford Named Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience at Syracuse University

George Langford Named Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience at Syracuse University

Since 2008 Dr. George Langford has been dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. He will take a one-year research sabbatical before taking on his new teaching role.

The First African American Dean at Mississippi State University

The First African American Dean at Mississippi State University

Achille Messac was named dean of the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. He has been serving as distinguished professor and chair of the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Syracuse University in New York.

Robert Hill Retiring as Vice Chanellor for Public Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh

Robert Hill Retiring as Vice Chanellor for Public Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh

Robert Hill, vice chancellor for public affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, announced that he will retire from the university at the end of this month. He has held his present post since 1999.

Three Black Administrators Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Three Black Administrators Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Lisa McBride is chief diversity officer at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Carlton Young was named assistant dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Dickens Mathieu was appointed senior vice president and general counsel at Syracuse University.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new appointees are Albert Tezeno at Southern University, Jennifer Taylor at the American Institute of Architecture Students, Deborah Hayes at the University of Delaware, Michelle Thompson-Taylor at the University of Rochester, Renee MIddleton at Ohio University, Amilcar Shabazz at the University of Massachusetts, and K. Matthew Dames at Syracuse University.

Author's Son Seeks Ownership of a Malcolm X Letter Now in the Syracuse University Archives

Author’s Son Seeks Ownership of a Malcolm X Letter Now in the Syracuse University Archives

The son of Alex Haley, who helped Malcolm X with his autobiography, states that the letter may be worth as much as $650,000.

Four African Americans Receive Distinguished Honors

Four African Americans Receive Distinguished Honors

The award winners are Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Cynthia E. Nance, Bobby Wilson, and Floyd Little.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Michael Dawson, Bernadine Duncan, Herman Frazier, Sandra DeLoatch, Cornelius Graves, Mark Coleman, and Patricia C. Hodge…