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Delaware State University Joins Partnership to Help the City of Wilmington

Delaware State University Joins Partnership to Help the City of Wilmington

Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, has entered into an agreement with the University of Delaware and the city of Wilmington that will benefit the people of the city and lead to learning opportunities for students.

New Assignments for Nine Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Nine Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of Black scholars who have been hired or assigned new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Three Black Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Three Black Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Thew new deans are Estella Atekwana at the University of Delaware, Tiffany Fountaine Boykin at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland, and Samuel Adu-Mireku at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Tony Allen Named Provost at Delaware State University

Tony Allen Named Provost at Delaware State University

Dr. Allen has been serving as head of the corporate reputation group for Bank of America. He is a former speechwriter and assistant to Joe Biden and was the founding president of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League.

The Racial Pay Gap on Corporate Boards of Directors

The Racial Pay Gap on Corporate Boards of Directors

On the boards of the largest companies that pay their directors at a higher rate, women and minorities are paid less than White men on these large company boards. The pay gap, as much as 9 percent, is due to the fact that women and minorities are less likely to hold leadership positions on these boards.

Notable Honors and Awards Relating to African Americans in Higher Education

Notable Honors and Awards Relating to African Americans in Higher Education

Tisha Lewis Ellison, an assistant professor of education at the University of Georgia, was honored by the Literacy Research Association, and The Colored Conventions Project at the University of Delaware, led by Professor P. Gabrielle Foreman, will receive an award from the Modern Language Association.

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.

Prestigious Honors for Black Scholars at Major Universities

Prestigious Honors for Black Scholars at Major Universities

The honorees are Adebayo A. Ogundipe, an assistant professor of engineering at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Harvey L. White, professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware.

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.

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Trevor A. Dawes at the University of Delaware, Patricia Lowe at Boston College, Sandra Hodge at Jackson State University, K. Matthew Dames at Georgetown University, Joelle Murchison at the University of Connecticut, and Jason Pina at Ohio University.

Seven African American Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Seven African American Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Here is this week’s roundup of Black faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

Three Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Three Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Lynnette Overby, a theatre professor at the University of Delaware, was named deputy director of community engagement. Ian B.K. Martin will join the faculty at West Virginia University and Tasia M. Smith is a new hire at the University of Oregon.

Honors and Awards for Five Black Scholars

Honors and Awards for Five Black Scholars

The honorees are the late Clement A. Price of Rutgers University, Thomas H. Epps III of the University of Delaware, James E. Coleman Jr. of Duke University, Ngondi Kamatuka of the University of Kansas, and Sheila Jackson of Mississippi State University.

University of Delaware Allocates $1 Million as a First Installment for Diversity Initiatives

University of Delaware Allocates $1 Million as a First Installment for Diversity Initiatives

The University of Delaware, has announced the allocation of $1 million for diversity initiatives. The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences says that the allocation will be a recurring expense, not just a one-time expenditure.

Six Black Administrators Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

Six Black Administrators Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Linda Strong-Leek at Berea College, Frederick White at Jackson State University, Ontario Wooden at North Carolina Central University, Monique Guillory-Winfield at the College of Saint Elizabeth, Joel Frater at Monroe Community College, and Fatimah R. Stone at the University of Delaware.

University of Delaware Scholar to Be Honored by the the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

University of Delaware Scholar to Be Honored by the the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Thomas H. Epps III is the Thomas and Kipp Gutshall Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware. Dr. Epps joined the University of Delaware faculty in 2006.

Six African Americans Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Six African Americans Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The appointees are Kimberly A. Saunders at the University of Delaware, Paul Norman at St. Augustine’s College, George Cotton at Florida A&M, Tyrone Parham at Penn State, Lori S. White at Washington University, and Derrick Johnson at Elizabeth City State.

Paul Drayton Jr. Named President of Burlington County College

Paul Drayton Jr. Named President of Burlington County College

Since 2010, Drayton has served as Burlington County Administrator. Previously, he served as director of special projects at Temple University in Philadelphia and taught at the University of Pennsylvania.

University of Delaware Scholar Honored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

University of Delaware Scholar Honored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Babatunda A. Ogunnaike, dean of engineering at the University of Delaware, has been selected to receive the 2014 Eminent Chemical Engineer Award from the Minority Affairs Council of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

The New Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University

The New Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University

Helen Easterling Williams is the former dean of the School of Education and professor of doctoral studies at Azusa Pacific University in California. From 1997 to 2006, Dr. Williams held several leadership posts at the University of Delaware.

In Memoriam: Charles Sumner Stone Jr., 1924-2014

In Memoriam: Charles Sumner Stone Jr., 1924-2014

Chuck Stone was a Tuskegee Airman, a veteran journalism, an esteemed professor of journalism, and a frequent contributor to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

Honoring a Key Figure in Efforts to Racially Integrate the University of Delaware

Honoring a Key Figure in Efforts to Racially Integrate the University of Delaware

The University of Delaware recently held a ceremony on campus to dedicate a dormitory to honor the memory of Louis L. Redding. He successfully argued the 1950 court case that led to the admission of African American students to the university.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new appointees are Keeley M. Powell at the University of Delaware, Clifford Russell at Morehouse College in Atlanta, and Aaron James at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

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.

Black Scholar Is the New Dean of Engineering at the University of Delaware

Black Scholar Is the New Dean of Engineering at the University of Delaware

Babatunde A. Ogunnaike is the new dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware. Dr. Ogunnaike joined the faculty at the university in 2002. Prior to joining the university faculty, he had a 13-year career at DuPont Inc.

Jennifer Joe Named to an Endowed Chair at the University of Delaware

Jennifer Joe Named to an Endowed Chair at the University of Delaware

Currently, she is an associate professor of accounting at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. She previously taught at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new appointees are Albert Tezeno at Southern University, Jennifer Taylor at the American Institute of Architecture Students, Deborah Hayes at the University of Delaware, Michelle Thompson-Taylor at the University of Rochester, Renee MIddleton at Ohio University, Amilcar Shabazz at the University of Massachusetts, and K. Matthew Dames at Syracuse University.

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.

The New Class of MLK Scholars at MIT

The New Class of MLK Scholars at MIT

Since its creation in 1991, the Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars Program has brought more than 90 scholars to campus. This year there are six new MLK professors and scholars on campus. Four of the six are African Americans.

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.

Study Finds Babies Begin to Classify Faces by Race at an Early Age

Study Finds Babies Begin to Classify Faces by Race at an Early Age

Infants as young as three months begin to classify facial images by race and gender and show a preference for those that they see most often in their daily lives.

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.

Honors for Two Black Scholars

Honors for Two Black Scholars

Tonea Stewart of Alabama State University and Babatunde Ogunnaike of the University of Delaware receive prestigious honors.

Students Learn How to Preserve HBCU Photo Collections

Students Learn How to Preserve HBCU Photo Collections

Twenty students from 10 historically Black colleges and universities recently took part in a seven-day workshop at the University of Delaware on preserving old photographs.

Four Notable Appointments of African Americans in Higher Education

Four Notable Appointments of African Americans in Higher Education

Lynette Overby, Gary Miller, Linda Melvin, and J. Brenton Stewart will be taking on new assignments.

Two Faculty Appointments of Note

Two Faculty Appointments of Note

Derek M. Griffith joins the faculty at Vanderbilt University and Thomas Epps III is named to an endowed chair at the University of Delaware.