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University of Arkansas Little Rock Student Works With the African Prison Project

University of Arkansas Little Rock Student Works With the African Prison Project

Jerome Wilson, a student at the William H. Bowen School of Law and the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, recently completed his International Public Service Project with the African Prisons Project, a nonprofit organization providing inmates in African prisons with legal training and services.

New Administrative Positions for 10 African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 10 African Americans at Colleges and Universities

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.

Study Finds New Information Regarding the Elaine Massacre of 1919

Study Finds New Information Regarding the Elaine Massacre of 1919

In the fall of 1919, a mob of about 500 to 1,000 White people stormed through Phillips County, Arkansas, killing Black men, women, and children on sight. It is estimated that between 100 and 237 African Americans were killed during the riot.

New Website Highlights African American Contributions to World War I Effort in Arkansas

New Website Highlights African American Contributions to World War I Effort in Arkansas

A recently graduated master’s degree student and archivist at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has recently launched a website that highlights the contributions that Black communities in Arkansas made to the World War I effort.

One African American Among the Five Finalists for President of Fairmont State University

One African American Among the Five Finalists for President of Fairmont State University

Robert C. Mock is the former president of the Charlotte campus of Johnson & Wales University. Previously, he was vice president for student affairs at the University of Kentucky.

DoVeanna Fulton Is a Finalist for Provost at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

DoVeanna Fulton Is a Finalist for Provost at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Currently, DoVeanna S. Fulton is dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Ellen Smiley Appointed Provost at Grambling State University in Louisiana

Ellen Smiley Appointed Provost at Grambling State University in Louisiana

Ellen Smiley has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Grambling State University on an interim basis since August 2016. Dr. Smiley joined the staff at Grambling State University in 1990 and has served in many administrative positions.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Three African American Men

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Three African American Men

Taking on new administrative roles are Sean Huddleston at the University of Indianapolis, Allen Stanley at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Ronnie Hopkins at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

New Administrative Posts for Six African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Six African Americans in Higher Education

The appointees are Rocky Booker at the University of Arkansas, Cicely Peterson-Mangum of Drexel University, LaTonda Davis-Williams of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Tracey N. Foster of Johnson C. Smith University, Deborah Noble-Triplett of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Walter Clair of Vanderbilt University.

The New Dean of the Florida A&M University College of Law

The New Dean of the Florida A&M University College of Law

Angela Felecia Epps is a professor of law at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She joined the faculty at the law school in 1999 and has served as associate dean for academic affairs.

New Posts for Five Black Administrators in Higher Education

New Posts for Five Black Administrators in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Darrice Griffin at the University of Massachusetts, Corey L. McCray at Tidewater Community College in Virginia, Takeyah Young at The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, Charles Azebeokhi at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and Rochelle Smith at Washington University.

Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Taking on new faculty duties are Beverly McIver at Duke University, Abel Gyan at Clermont College of the University of Cincinnati, Marcus Gardley at Brown University, and John Miller at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

Black Scholar to Lead the Missouri School for the Deaf

Black Scholar to Lead the Missouri School for the Deaf

When he takes office on July 1, Ernest Garrett III, who holds two master’s degrees from Gallaudet University, will be the first deaf person to lead the school since its founding by the Missouri legislature in 1851.

University of Arkansas Little Rock Scholar Honored by Gallaudet University

University of Arkansas Little Rock Scholar Honored by Gallaudet University

Dr. Glenn Anderson is a 1982 graduate of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., an educational institution for the deaf and hearing impaired. He was the first African American graduate of Galluadet to earn a doctorate.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

Two African American Men Named Interim Vice Chancellors at the University of Arkansas Little Rock

Two African American Men Named Interim Vice Chancellors at the University of Arkansas Little Rock

Logan Hampton was named interim vice chancellor for educational, student services, and student life and Nathan Nolen was appointed interim vice chancellor for information technology services.

New Leader for the Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock

New Leader for the Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock

Since 1999 Dr. Michael Twyman has been director of grant programs for the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust in Indianapolis. Dr. Twyman also serves on the board of the Indiana Humanities Council. He will begin his new role on August 12.

Civil Rights Activist to Receive an Honorary Degree From the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Civil Rights Activist to Receive an Honorary Degree From the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

As a young girl, Gertrude Jackson had to walk nine miles a day to attend a one-room school for Black children. She later went to a segregated high school for Black students that held classes only through the 10th grade.

Four Black Women Named to Prestigious Faculty Posts

Four Black Women Named to Prestigious Faculty Posts

The new appointees are Tracy Sharpley Whiting, Nikky Finney, Tananarive Due, and Anastasia Boles.

University of Arkansas Little Rock to Debut a New Academic Program on Race and Ethnicity

University of Arkansas Little Rock to Debut a New Academic Program on Race and Ethnicity

Students in the new minor degree program scheduled to begin this fall will take two required courses and six electives.

Eight African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is news of African Americans who are assuming new posts at colleges and universities throughout the United States.