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Texas A&M University Study Documents Race as a Major Factor in Police Use of Force

Texas A&M University Study Documents Race as a Major Factor in Police Use of Force

The study found that White police officers are far more likely to use force than their non-White counterparts, especially in minority neighborhoods. White officers are five times as likely as non-White officers to fire a gun in predominantly Black neighborhoods, according to the study.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Three African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Three African Americans

Erika  K. Davis was named vice president for enrollment management at Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania. Darvis Griffin is assistant chief information officer at Texas A&M University and Ronica Smucker has been named associate vice president of development at Rice University in Houston.

Texas A&M University's Africana Archive

Texas A&M University’s Africana Archive

Rebecca Hankins, a Texas A&M professor and archivist at Cushing Library, has been building the collection since she joined the university in 2003. She has focused her research and acquisitions involving organizations such as the Black Panthers and Students for a Democratic Society.

The Next Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of New Mexico

The Next Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of New Mexico

Dr. Hansel Burley is currently the chair of the department of educational psychology and leadership and professor of educational psychology in the College of Education at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Myron Floyd Appointed Dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State

Myron Floyd Appointed Dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State

Dr. Floyd has been serving as interim dean. He first joined the college in 2005 as a professor in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management. In 2010, he was appointed to serve as director of graduate programs for the department, and in 2014 he became department head.

Archie L. Blanson Is the New Leader of the North Harris Campus of Lone Star College

Archie L. Blanson Is the New Leader of the North Harris Campus of Lone Star College

Dr. Blanson had been serving as vice chancellor of student services for Lone Star College overseeing admissions, registration, dual credit, disabilities, enrollment management, and numerous student services activities and partnerships.

Texas A&M University's Roderic Pettigrew Honored by the National Academy of Engineering

Texas A&M University’s Roderic Pettigrew Honored by the National Academy of Engineering

Professor Pettigrew’s award was given “for leadership at the National Institutes of Health, and for academic and industrial convergence research and education, resulting in innovations that have improved global health care.”

Adrien L. Bennings Will Be the Sixth President of Kellogg Community College in Michigan

Adrien L. Bennings Will Be the Sixth President of Kellogg Community College in Michigan

Dr. Bennings has been serving as vice president for finance and administration at Clovis Community College in Clovis, New Mexico. From 2015 to 2018, she served as the director of the Small Business Development Center at Texas Tech University.

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.

Jacqueline Gill Will Be the First African American President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Jacqueline Gill Will Be the First African American President of Danville Community College in Virginia

Currently, Dr. Gill serves as president of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri. Before that, she served as vice president of academic affairs and community and industry education at Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas.

Lesia Crumpton-Young Named Provost at Morgan State University in Baltimore

Lesia Crumpton-Young Named Provost at Morgan State University in Baltimore

Dr. Crumpton-Young has had a successful career in higher education that spans 25 years. Currently, she serves as vice president for research and institutional advancement and as chief research officer at Tennessee State University.

Recent Honors and Awards for African Americans in Higher Education

Recent Honors and Awards for African Americans in Higher Education

Here is a listing of a group of African Americans in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Texas A&M University Project Will Document Freedom Colonies Throughout Texas

Texas A&M University Project Will Document Freedom Colonies Throughout Texas

Freedom colonies were self-sufficient, all-Black settlements that former slaves established after they were freed. The Texas Freedom Colonies Project, established by a scholar at Texas A&M University, aims to help African-American Texans reclaim their unrecognized and unrecorded heritage.

African Americans With Strong Racial Identities Are Less Likely To Be Hired and Receive Lower Salaries

African Americans With Strong Racial Identities Are Less Likely To Be Hired and Receive Lower Salaries

A Black job applicant who worked on the Obama presidential campaign would indicate a strong racial identity, whereas a Black applicant who was a member of a ski club would be perceived as not having a strong racial identity.

Texas Southern University's Charles McClelland to Lead the Southwest Athletic Conference

Texas Southern University’s Charles McClelland to Lead the Southwest Athletic Conference

Dr. Charles McClelland, director of athletics at Texas Southern University in Houston is stepping down from his post after 10 years to become commissioner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. He holds a doctorate in higher education administration from Texas A&M University.

Stephanie Adams Will Lead the American Society for Engineering Education

Stephanie Adams Will Lead the American Society for Engineering Education

Stephanie Adams is dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She will serve one year as president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education beginning in June and will become president of the organization in June 2019.

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.

Scholar Examines the Decrease in Black Teachers and What to Do About It

Scholar Examines the Decrease in Black Teachers and What to Do About It

Valerie Hill-Jackson, clinical professor of critical teacher education at Texas A&M University, has conducted extensive research on Black teachers in the nation’s public school systems. She offers recommendations on what to do to recruit and retain Black teachers.

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.

Georgetown University Study Finds That Black Girls Are Being Robbed of Their Childhood

Georgetown University Study Finds That Black Girls Are Being Robbed of Their Childhood

A new report from the Center on Poverty and Inequality at the Georgetown University Law Center finds that adults view Black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than their White peers, especially in the age range of 5-14.

The Next Dean of the College of Education at the University of Rhode Island

The Next Dean of the College of Education at the University of Rhode Island

R. Anthony Rolle has been serving since 2014 as a professor and chair of the department of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Houston. Earlier, he taught at Texas A&M University and the University of South Florida.

The Next Provost at Albany State University in Georgia

The Next Provost at Albany State University in Georgia

Tau Kadhi has been serving as associate provost for academic programs and undergraduate research at North Carolina Central University in Durham. He will begin his new role at Albany State University in Georgia on November 1.

Two African American Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two African American Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell of Texas A&M University was honored by the American Psychological Association and Saundra Yancy McGuire of Louisiana State University was selected to receive an award from the American Chemical Society.

Award Named After Black Scholar at Texas A&M University

Award Named After Black Scholar at Texas A&M University

The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education has created an award to honor Christine A. Stanley, the vice president and associate provost for diversity and professor of higher education administration in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University.

University of California, San Diego Launches Black Academic Excellence Initiative

University of California, San Diego Launches Black Academic Excellence Initiative

The goal of the initiative is to increase the number of Black students and faculty on campus and to make the campus environment more welcoming to African Americans. The latest Education Department data shows that Blacks make up just one percent of the undergraduate student body.

In Memoriam: Bettye Lois Grigsby, 1966-2016

In Memoriam: Bettye Lois Grigsby, 1966-2016

Dr. Grigsby was an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She also served as chair of the department of leadership and policy analysis and was chair of the doctorate of education in educational leadership program at the university.

Black High School Students Touring Texas A&M Campus Accosted With Racial Slurs

Black High School Students Touring Texas A&M Campus Accosted With Racial Slurs

According to their campus tour guide and an official from the preparatory school, the Black students were accosted by a group of White students who used racial slurs and told then to “go back where you came from.”

College of Architecture at Texas A&M University Debuts Diversity Certificate Program

College of Architecture at Texas A&M University Debuts Diversity Certificate Program

The certificate program requires students to take a minimum of nine hours of diversity-related courses and to complete four credit hours of independent projects or research.

In Memoriam: Clement Earl Glenn, 1955-2015

In Memoriam: Clement Earl Glenn, 1955-2015

Dr. Clement Glenn was an associate professor in the College of Business at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. At the time of his death Dr. Glenn was concluding his tenure as speaker of the faculty senate at the university.

Eli Jones Named Dean of the Business School at Texas A&M University

Eli Jones Named Dean of the Business School at Texas A&M University

Dr. Jones currently holds the Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair and is dean of the College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He has also served as dean of the business school at Louisiana State University.

In Memoriam: Waymon T. Webster, 1927-2015

In Memoriam: Waymon T. Webster, 1927-2015

Professor Webster joined the faculty at Prairie View in 1967. During his years on the faculty, he served as chair of the department of counselor education and the department of psychology. He also served as dean of the Graduate School.

Alva Ferdinand Wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

Alva Ferdinand Wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

The assistant professor of public health at Texas A&M University, received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth, the academic professional association for health services and health policy researchers.

Five African Americans Appointed to Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

Five African Americans Appointed to Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

The appointees are E. Anne Christo-Baker at Purdue, Melissa Harris-Perry at Wake Forest, Daniel Harris at Texas A&M, Jesmyn Ward at Tulane, and Craig Bailey at the University of Cincinnati.

Six African Americans Receive Major Appointments in Higher Education

Six African Americans Receive Major Appointments in Higher Education

Those taking on new roles are Byron Hughes at Virginia Tech, Nicole Evans at Jackson State, Nicole Pride at North Carolina A&T, Kellen Winslow at Florida A&M, Karen Ely Sanders at Virginia Tech, and Valerie Taylor of Texas A&M.

New Award-Winning Film Documents Stories of English Women Who Married Black GIs

New Award-Winning Film Documents Stories of English Women Who Married Black GIs

Valerie Hill-Jackson, clinical associate professor in the department of teaching, learning, and culture at Texas A&M University, has won the 2013 Upton Sinclair Award for her new film documentary.

Texas Bill Proposes That History Requirement Cannot Be Filled by Ethnic Studies Courses

Texas Bill Proposes That History Requirement Cannot Be Filled by Ethnic Studies Courses

Under the proposed legislation, only courses that present a “comprehensive survey” of American or Texas history could be used to meet the six-credit history requirement for all bachelor’s degree recipients at state universities.