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Anthony L. Jenkins Appointed President of West Virginia State University

Anthony L. Jenkins Appointed President of West Virginia State University

West Virginia State University is a historically Black university but today only 10 percent of the 2,800-member undergraduate student body is Black. Dr. Jenkins has been serving as senior associate vice president at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

African Americans Making Little Progress in College Sports Administration

African Americans Making Little Progress in College Sports Administration

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida reports that Blacks are 47 percent of the football players in Division I but only 7.9 percent of the head football coaches.

The Next Dean of the College of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University

The Next Dean of the College of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University

Andrew P. Daire currently serves as associate dean for research in the College of Education at the University of Houston. Earlier he taught for 14 years in the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Ohio University Scholar Elected President of Journalism That Matters

Ohio University Scholar Elected President of Journalism That Matters

Michelle Ferrier is associate dean for innovation, research/creative activity, and graduate studies at the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University in Athens. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida.

The New Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Central Florida

The New Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Central Florida

Elizabeth A. Dooley will also hold the title of vice provost of teaching and learning at the university. Since 2009 Dr. Dooley has been associate provost for undergraduate academic affairs at West Virginia University.

A Report Card on Racial Diversity in College Athletics

A Report Card on Racial Diversity in College Athletics

The scorecard, compiled by researchers at the University of Central Florida, gave a grade of C-plus to racial diversity in college’s sport programs, down from a grade of B-minus in 2013.

Malcolm Butler to Lead the Association for Science Teacher Education

Malcolm Butler to Lead the Association for Science Teacher Education

Malcolm B. Butler is an associate professor of science education at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He will serve one year as president-elect and then become president of the association.

University Innovation Alliance Aims to Help Low-Income Students Earn a College Degree

University Innovation Alliance Aims to Help Low-Income Students Earn a College Degree

The alliance of 11 large public research universities says that it will test and disseminate proven innovations in education so college and universities across the country can be more successful in retaining and graduating all students, including those from low-income families.

A Report Card on Racial Diversity in College Sports

A Report Card on Racial Diversity in College Sports

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida reports that the overall grade for racial hiring practices at colleges and universities rose from 81 points in 2012 to 82.3 points in 2013.

University of Central Florida Scholar Examines Racial Disparities in Nursing Home Care

University of Central Florida Scholar Examines Racial Disparities in Nursing Home Care

Latarsha Chisholm, an assistant professor of health management and informatics, is the lead author of a study that found that nursing homes with large percentages of Black residents tended to deliver inferior care and were worse off financially.

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.

Taking Stock of the Black Presence in College Sports

Taking Stock of the Black Presence in College Sports

African Americans make up large percentage of student athletes in college sports. But coaches and administrators remain predominantly white.

African American Musician Is the 200,000th Graduate of the University of Central Florida

African American Musician Is the 200,000th Graduate of the University of Central Florida

Wendell Raulerson III received a bachelor’s degree in music and is one of the first students to graduate in the university’s jazz studies program.

A Trio of Black Scholars Receive New Appointments

A Trio of Black Scholars Receive New Appointments

Fidelia Nnadi of the University of Central Florida, Tina Marshall-Bradley at Paine College, and Reginald DesRoches at Georgia Tech were appointed to new positions.