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Two Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Historically Black Universities

Two Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Historically Black Universities

Paul B. Tchounwou was appointed the new dean of the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Morgan State University in Baltimore, effective January 1, and Aisha Morris Moultry has been named interim dean of the recently-established College of Transdisciplinary Studies at Texas Southern University in Houston.

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.

Texas Southern University Enters Into a Partnership With Houston Community College

Texas Southern University Enters Into a Partnership With Houston Community College

The agreement will help graduates from the community college’s drafting and design engineering technology program transfer into the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Texas Southern University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology.

Texas Southern University Creates the College of Transdisciplinary Studies

Texas Southern University Creates the College of Transdisciplinary Studies

Historically Black Texas Southern University in Houston is launching a new college that creates a pathway for people who started college, but did not complete their degree program.

Texas Southern University Teams Up With NASA's Johnson Space Center

Texas Southern University Teams Up With NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Under the agreement, TSU and NASA will work collaboratively to facilitate joint research, technology transfer, technology development, and educational and outreach initiatives. The goal is to create a sustained pipeline of diverse talent for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers at the Johnson Space Center.

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: Arthuryne J. Welch-Taylor, 1917-2022

In Memoriam: Arthuryne J. Welch-Taylor, 1917-2022

Arthuryne Welch-Taylor taught at Texas Southern University, Prairie View A&M University in Texas, and what is now the University of the District of Columbia.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Taking on new administration positions are Dakota Doman at Texas Southern University in Houston, Reneé Watson at Central Michigan University, Chanelle Reese at the University of Iowa, Romy Riddick at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Vincent Champion at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Michelle Penn-Marshall at Texas Southern University in Houston, Desmond Stubbs at Oak Ridge Associated Universities, based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Olajide Cooper at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

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.

A Trio of African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Trio of African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Dwayne Pinkney was named executive vice president for finance and administration at Indiana University. Kimberly Davidson will be the inaugural ombudsperson at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and DeNeia Thomas was named vice president for enrollment and student success at Texas Southern 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.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African American

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African American

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.

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.

Kimberly Ballard-Washington Is the New President of Savannah State University in Georgia

Kimberly Ballard-Washington Is the New President of Savannah State University in Georgia

Kimberly Ballard-Washington has served as interim president since July 2019. Earlier, she was associate vice chancellor for legal affairs for the University System of Georgia and is the former associate director of legal affairs for the flagship campus of the University of Georgia in Athens.

Lesia L. Crumpton-Young Selected as the Next President of Texas Southern University

Lesia L. Crumpton-Young Selected as the Next President of Texas Southern University

Since 2019, Dr. Crumpton-Youung has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. She also was a tenured full professor inf the department of industrial and systems engineering in the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering. 

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.

Four Houston-Area Universities Form a Black Studies Consortium

Four Houston-Area Universities Form a Black Studies Consortium

Two historically Black educational institutions – Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M University – have partnered with Rice University and the University of Houston to form the Southeastern Texas African and African American Studies Consortium.

In Memoriam: William E. Moore, 1941-2020

In Memoriam: William E. Moore, 1941-2020

After being the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry at Purdue University, Dr. Moore joined the chemistry faculty at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the late 1960s. He achieved the rank of full professor within five years.

Robert Bullard of Texas Southern University Honored by the United Nations

Robert Bullard of Texas Southern University Honored by the United Nations

Dr. Bullard received the 2020 Champions of the Earth Lifetime Achievement award from the United Nations Environment Programme. Dr. Bullard was honored for his commitment and service to environmental justice.

Texas Southern University Study Examines Large Rise in Opioid Overdoses in Black Communities

Texas Southern University Study Examines Large Rise in Opioid Overdoses in Black Communities

The media narrative for this opioid overdose epidemic is often portrayed as a White, non-Hispanic rural and suburban crisis. But there has been a huge increases in overdoses in Black communities.

Texas Southern University Report Examines Racial Injustice in the Pandemic Era

Texas Southern University Report Examines Racial Injustice in the Pandemic Era

The Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University in Houston and the Black Public Defender Association recently released a report detailing why public health responses and strategies to address COVID-19 must be centered around race and the criminal legal system.

Two Prestigious Universities Bestow Honors on African American Scholars

Two Prestigious Universities Bestow Honors on African American Scholars

Stanford University has named a theater on campus in honor of Harry Elam Jr., who taught at Stanford for 30 years before becoming president of Occidental College in Los Angeles. Rice University in Houston has named a grove after Rev. William A. Lawson a civil rights leader and former professor at Texas Southern University.

Alexander Okwonna Has Been Appointed Provost at San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas

Alexander Okwonna Has Been Appointed Provost at San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas

Dr. Okwonna has been in higher education for more than 15 years. During his tenure at San Jacinto College, he has served as pharmacy technology professor, program director, and department chair. For the past seven years, he has been dean of Health and Natural Science at the college’s South Campus.

In Memoriam: Thomas Franklin Freeman, 1919-2020

In Memoriam: Thomas Franklin Freeman, 1919-2020

After a short term as a visiting professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he taught Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Freeman began his career at what is now Texas Southern University in 1949 as a professor of philosophy. He remained affiliated with the university for more than 70 years.

A Handful of African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

A Handful of African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Appointed to new positions are William H. Robinson at Vanderbilt University, Morgan D. Kirby at Texas Southern University, Shearon Roberts at Xavier University of Louisiana, Artel Great at San Francisco State University, and Herman Beavers at the University of Pennsylvania.

Texas Southern University Creates a National Police Reform Advisory Group of Scholars

Texas Southern University Creates a National Police Reform Advisory Group of Scholars

The expert-laden advisory group put together by the Center for Justice Reform at Texas Southern University will help chart the national response for the sustainable improvement of police-community relations.

Report Finds That Texas Southern University Admitted Thousands of Unqualified Students

Report Finds That Texas Southern University Admitted Thousands of Unqualified Students

An independent report from the Berkeley Group, commissioned by the board of regents of Texas Southern University, found that the university admitted large numbers of students and doled out about $2 million in scholarships to students who did not meet the admissions requirements of the university.

Austin Lane Selected as the Next Chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Austin Lane Selected as the Next Chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Dr. Lane served as president of Texas Southern University in Houston from 2016 to February of this year. When he takes on his new duties on July 6, he will be the first African American chancellor in the 150-year history of the Carbondale campus.

Texas Southern University in Houston Appoints Kenneth Huewitt as Interim President

Texas Southern University in Houston Appoints Kenneth Huewitt as Interim President

Huewitt, who has been serving as acting president since January, joined Texas Southern in 2017 as the chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration. Earlier, he was chief financial officer and interim president of the Houston Independent School District.

The Next Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law

The Next Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law

Eboni S. Nelson currently is associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Before joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina in 2007, she taught at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston.

Texas Southern University and Former President Austin Lane Reach a Settlement

Texas Southern University and Former President Austin Lane Reach a Settlement

The university has announced that after a 13-hour meeting with a mediator, Dr. Lane, whose contract was terminated in early February, would cut all ties to the university. He will be paid $560,000 — $100,000 of that compensation for “alleged emotional distress, damage to reputation and mental anguish.”

Texas Southern University's Board of Regents Ousts President Austin Lane

Texas Southern University’s Board of Regents Ousts President Austin Lane

Last month, Austin A. Lane, the president of Texas Southern University in Houston was placed on administrative leave with pay. Now the university has terminated his contract. Dr. Lane has 30 days to answer the allegations and seek reinstatement. He said that he would so do.

President of Texas Southern University Placed on Administrative Leave

President of Texas Southern University Placed on Administrative Leave

Austin A. Lane, the president of Texas Southern University in Houston was placed on administrative leave with pay. Dr. Lane told a local television station that he was not invited to the meeting where he was put on leave and hadn’t been advised that he had done anything wrong.