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David Hood Appointed Provost at Minnesota State University Mankato

David Hood Appointed Provost at Minnesota State University Mankato

Dr. Hood is currently the associate provost for undergraduate education and the founding dean of University College at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Earlier, he was dean of University College at North Carolina Central University.

Tennesseee State University to Expand Its Online Digital Literacy Education Project in Africa

Tennesseee State University to Expand Its Online Digital Literacy Education Project in Africa

Tennessee State University has been operating an online program for students in South Africa and Liberia. The program is part of a STEM literacy partnership with the African Methodist Episcopal Church that gives students digital resources to develop their technology skills. Now students from four additional nations will be able to participate.

Frederick Community College in Maryland Has Chosen Annessa Cheek as Its Next President

Frederick Community College in Maryland Has Chosen Annessa Cheek as Its Next President

Dr. Cheek has served as president of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in Minnesota since 2018. From 2014 to 2018, she was vice president of school and community partnerships at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She had been on the staff at that college since 2006.

FedEx Strengthens Its Partnerships With HBCUs

FedEx Strengthens Its Partnerships With HBCUs

The company has announced a multi-year commitment to offer relief support to help students, faculty, and staff at four HBCUs who have suffered adverse economic impact due to COVID-19. The company has also launched a Student Ambassador program to train and mentor students at HBCUs.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Rodney Bennett Announces He Will Step Down as President of the University of Southern Mississippi

Rodney Bennett Announces He Will Step Down as President of the University of Southern Mississippi

Rodney Bennett, who has served as president of the University of Southern Mississippi since 2013, announced that he will step down from his post at the end of his contract in 2023. He is the first African American to serve as president of one of the state’s five predominantly White public universities.

Tuskegee University Appoints S. Keith Hargrove as Its Next Provost

Tuskegee University Appoints S. Keith Hargrove as Its Next Provost

Dr. Hargrove has been serving as dean of the College of Engineering at Tennessee State University. He previously served as chairperson of the department of industrial, manufacturing & information engineering in the Clarence Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

HBCU Students Conducting Summer Research at Missouri University of Science & Technology

HBCU Students Conducting Summer Research at Missouri University of Science & Technology

Students in Missouri S&T’s Summer Engineering Research Academy (SERA) are from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, Tennessee State University in Nashville, and Morgan State University in Baltimore. The SERA program provides students not only with research experiences, but also with networking, team building, and personal and professional development.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

In Memoriam: Frederick Stephen Humphries, 1935-2021

In Memoriam: Frederick Stephen Humphries, 1935-2021

Dr. Humphries served as president of Florida A&M University from 1985 to 2001. Earlier, he was president of Tennessee State University in Nashville from 1974 to 1985.

Tennessee State University Offers African Students Access to Online Coding Classes

Tennessee State University Offers African Students Access to Online Coding Classes

Tennessee State University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, announced a dual enrollment partnership through the African Methodist EpiscopalChurch that gives students in western and southern Africa access to digital resources to develop their technology skills.

Tennessee State University May Be the First HBCU to Have an Ice Hockey Team

Tennessee State University May Be the First HBCU to Have an Ice Hockey Team

A feasibility study is underway that will answer questions about how viable is hockey at Tennessee State, and what needs to happen to put teams on the ice. The proposed program would be the first at a historically Black university and also the first college ice hockey program in the state of Tennessee.

A Potential Financial Windfall for Historically Black Tennessee State University

A Potential Financial Windfall for Historically Black Tennessee State University

In 1913, the state legislature stipulated that Tennessee State should receive 25 percent of the federal land grant funds allocated to the state. But from 1957 to 2007, the historically Black university did not receive land grant allocations. A state legislative committee said that Tennessee State is entitled to between $150 million and $544 million.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Four African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Four African Americans

Taking on new administrative duties are Robyn S. Hadley at the University of Virginia, Shaun Lewis at Dillard University in New Orleans, Debbi Howard at Tennessee State University in Nashville, and Shajuana L. Dennard at Talladega College in Alabama.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Partnership Allows Students to Obtain Three Degrees in Engineering Fields

Partnership Allows Students to Obtain Three Degrees in Engineering Fields

Students participating in the 2+2+2 program will earn an associate’s degree at Motlow State Community College, a bachelor’s degree at historically Black Tennessee State University, and a master’s degree in industrial engineering at the University of Tennessee.

In Memoriam: Quincy L. Robertson, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Quincy L. Robertson, 1934-2021

Quincy Robinson served on the staff at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia for 32 years, retiring in 1999 as chief financial officer.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Tennessee State and Meharry Medical College Debut an Accelerated Degree Program

Tennessee State and Meharry Medical College Debut an Accelerated Degree Program

The new Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Medical, Dental Accelerated Pathway Program will allow students to spend three years in the pre-med program at Tennessee State University before going on to study medicine or dentistry at Meharry. The result is total completion in seven years, instead of the customary eight years. 

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

New Academic Partnership Aims to Increase Diversity in the Field of Veterinary Medicine

New Academic Partnership Aims to Increase Diversity in the Field of Veterinary Medicine

Historically Black Tennessee State University has partnered with the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine to help agriculture students at Tennessee State transition to veterinary school once they complete their bachelor’s degrees.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Four Black Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Four Black Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Kevin Haggard at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Lisa Beckley-Roberts at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Jamal Duncan in the School of Music at Arizona State Univerity, and Moses T. Kairo of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Governors State University in Illinois Appoints Cheryl Green as Its Sixth President

Governors State University in Illinois Appoints Cheryl Green as Its Sixth President

Last year, Dr. Green was appointed interim chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. At that time she was vice chancellor of student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Earlier, Dr. Green served as assistant vice president of student affairs at Tennessee State University.

Tennessee State University Pitches In to Help Families in Need Due to the Pandemic

Tennessee State University Pitches In to Help Families in Need Due to the Pandemic

Historically Black Tennessee State University in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank and One Generation Away, hosted a contact-free, mobile food pantry distribution outside the university’s indoor athletic facility. More than 500 families were served.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles in higher education are Mikki Allen at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Doneisha Posey at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, TaJuan Wilson at Georgia Southern University, and Joan Williams at Salisbury University in Maryland.

Tennessee State University on the Front Lines of the Battle Against COVID-19

Tennessee State University on the Front Lines of the Battle Against COVID-19

Tennessee State University is using its 3D printing assets to design and manufacture headbands that are one of three components of face masks that are used by healthcare professionals. The College of Agriculture is producing hand sanitizer.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Former Tennessee State University Faculty Member Given Posthumous Honor

Former Tennessee State University Faculty Member Given Posthumous Honor

The Tennessean, the daily newspaper in Nashville, has named a conference room in its headquarters to honor the late Getahn Ward, a reporter for the paper and an alumnus and adjunct faculty member at historically Black Tennessee State University.

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From University Administrative Posts

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From University Administrative Posts

Teresa Phillips, director of athletics at Tennessee State University, and E. Royster Harper, vice president for student life at the University of Michigan, are retiring. Harry Elam will step down from his post as vice provost for undergraduate education at Stanford University.

In Memoriam: Paul Elritt Meacham, 1936-2019

In Memoriam: Paul Elritt Meacham, 1936-2019

Dr. Meacham was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in education at the University of Texas and the first African American to serve as president of a college or university in the state of Nevada.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.