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Four Universitiies Annouce the Appointment of African Americans to Diversity Positions

Four Universitiies Annouce the Appointment of African Americans to Diversity Positions

Taking on new roles as diversity administrators are Cerri A. Banks at Syracuse University in New York, Levon T. Esters at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Wanda B. Knight at Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg, and Katrice A. Albert at the University of Kentucky.

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.

Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans in Higher Education

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.

Five African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles

Five African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles

The five Black scholars taking on new roles at Ijeoma Opara at the Yale School of Public Health, Walter Greason at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, John Brooks Slaughter at the University of Southern California, Crystal Wilkerson, of the University of Kentucky, and Timothy Adams Jr. at the University of Georgia.

Four African Americans Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

Four African Americans Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

The new deans are Trisha Clement-Montgomery at the University of Kentucky, Darryl Scriven at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, Denise Stephens at the University of Oklahoma, and Rhea Ballard-Thrower at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Black Women Who "Hunker Down" in High Violence Areas Have Altered Genes in Immune Cells

Black Women Who “Hunker Down” in High Violence Areas Have Altered Genes in Immune Cells

The chronic stress of living in neighborhoods with high rates of violence and poverty alters gene activity in immune cells, according to a new study of low-income single Black mothers on the South Side of Chicago conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of Kentucky and the University of California, Los Angeles.

New Diversity Assignments in Higher Education for Four African Americans

New Diversity Assignments in Higher Education for Four African Americans

The four African Americans in new diversity posts are Leon S. John Jr. at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Precious Porras at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, Alexander Patrick at Glendale Community College in California, and Marilyn Clark at the University of Kentucky.

New Black Faculty in the University of Kentucky's African American and African Studies Program

New Black Faculty in the University of Kentucky’s African American and African Studies Program

The University of Kentucky has announced the hiring of a new group of faculty members associated with the African American and Africana Studies interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Louisiana State's Tina Harris Honored by the National Communication Association

Louisiana State’s Tina Harris Honored by the National Communication Association

Tina M. Harris, who holds the Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair at the Manship School of Mass Communication, won the Francine Merritt Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Lives of Women in Communication.

In Memoriam: Mary Levi Smith, 1936-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Levi Smith, 1936-2020

Mary L. Smith was the first woman to serve as president of historically Black Kentucky State University. Dr. Smith served as the eleventh president of the university from 1991 to 1998.

Six African Americans Named to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Six African Americans Named to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

The six African Americans named to diversity posts are Tiffany Hayden at the University of Kentucky, Anthony DiNicola at the University of Arkansas, Robin R. Means Coleman at Northwestern University, Jasmine A. Lee at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Andreá Williams at Ohio State University, and Yolanda Caldwell at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York.

Study Finds a Racial Disparity in Homeownership in Flood-Prone Areas

Study Finds a Racial Disparity in Homeownership in Flood-Prone Areas

A new study from scholars at the University of Arizona and the University of Kentucky finds that Black and Hispanic people and people with low incomes are more likely to live in areas at high risk of flooding from natural disasters than White and Asian people.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

The four Black scholars in new posts are Brian K. Smith at Boston College, Zindell Richardson at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Olufunmilayo Ayobami at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, and Blessing Masasi at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Sundy, 1951-2020

In Memoriam: Carolyn Sundy, 1951-2020

More than 40 years ago, Dr. Sundy joined the staff at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College to head up the college’s Upward Bound program.

Eight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or Duties

Eight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or Duties

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

Sonja Feist-Price Appointed Provost at the University of Michigan-Flint

Sonja Feist-Price Appointed Provost at the University of Michigan-Flint

Professor Feist-Price currently serves as the vice president for institutional diversity and professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Counselor Education in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She will begin her new job on August 1.

University of Kentucky to Remove a Large Mural With Demeaning Racial Images

University of Kentucky to Remove a Large Mural With Demeaning Racial Images

Amidst the nationwide protests in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, Eli Capilouto, president of the University of Kentucky said that the university would remove a Depression-era mural that contains demeaning images of African Americans.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative posts are Candice Storey Lee at Vanderbilt University, Amir Henry at Winston-Salem State University, Jasmin Sessoms at Fayetteville State University, Jamal J. Myrick at the University of California, Riverside, Bruce A. Lewis at Northwestern University, and Jason Brooks at the University of Kentucky.

Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Taking on new assignments are Eletra Gilchrist-Petty at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, George C. Wright at the University of Kentucky, and David Walton at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

The New Leader of the School of Commerce at the University of Virginia

The New Leader of the School of Commerce at the University of Virginia

Nicole Thorne Jenkins is currently vice dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, where she is also the Von Allmen Chaired Professor of Accountancy. She was previously on the faculty at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and Washington University in St. Louis.

Three African American Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Three African American Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

The Black women scholars who have been assigned new responsibilities are Teresa Y. Smith at the SUNYb Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, Toni Sims-Muhammad at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina, and Stephanie White at the University of Kentucky.

Nine Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Nine Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions

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.

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Belmont University in Nashville

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Belmont University in Nashville

Dr. Wayne Lewis most recently served as the commissioner of education for the Kentucky Department of Education. He taught as an associate professor in the department of educational leadership studies and as an affiliated faculty member with the African American and Africana studies program at the University of Kentucky.

Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

Tina M. Harris holds the Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. She joined the faculty at LSU this past summer after teaching at the University of Georgia for more than two decades.

David A. Brennen Appointed President-Elect of the Southeast Association of Law Schools

David A. Brennen Appointed President-Elect of the Southeast Association of Law Schools

David A. Brennen is dean of the University of Kentucky College of Law. Professor Brennen joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky in 2009 from the University of Georgia School of Law where he was a professor since 2006.

University of Kentucky Adds Six New Faculty in African American and Africana Studies

University of Kentucky Adds Six New Faculty in African American and Africana Studies

Cluster hiring — hiring multiple scholars into one or more departments based on shared research interest — is a way to advance the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, while also fostering a learning environment dedicated to collaboration and engagement.

National Communication Association to Honor Louisiana State University's Tina M. Harris

National Communication Association to Honor Louisiana State University’s Tina M. Harris

Tina M. Harris of the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University is being honored for “dedication to excellence, commitment to the profession, concern for others, vision of what could be, and acceptance of diversity and forthrightness.”

Kathie Stromile Golden is the New Provost at Mississippi Valley State University

Kathie Stromile Golden is the New Provost at Mississippi Valley State University

Most recently, Dr. Golden served as director of international programs and special assistant to the President’s Office at MVSU. Prior to that, she served as MVSU’s associate vice president for academic affairs.

Four African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Four African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Gilda Barabino dean of engineering at City College of New York, Lovoria Williams, an associate professor of nursing at the University of Kentucky, WIlliam M. Jackson Jr., professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of California, Davis, and Nicole R. Howard of the University of Redlands.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Nine African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Nine African Americans

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 Lack of Black Tenured Faculty at All Levels of Higher Education

Study Finds Lack of Black Tenured Faculty at All Levels of Higher Education

The results of the study, led by a dean at the University of Kentucky, found that only 4.05 percent of tenured faculty at doctoral level institutions are Black. In fact, racial diversity among tenured faculty continues to lag across all levels of higher education.

University of Kentucky Alumnus Establishes Scholarship Fund for African Students

University of Kentucky Alumnus Establishes Scholarship Fund for African Students

Esias Bedingar, a native French speaker, came to the University of Kentucky in 2014. He knew no English, but he went on to complete the English as a Second Language program in just one semester. He graduated in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in public health.

Nationwide Study Finds Major Racial Gap in School Suspensions and Expulsions

Nationwide Study Finds Major Racial Gap in School Suspensions and Expulsions

The study offers a comprehensive look at racial disparities in school discipline involving expulsion or suspension from school at secondary educational institutions throughout the United States. The study examined disciplinary records involving nearly 16,000 middle schools and more than 18,000 high schools all across the country.

University of Kentucky to Remove a Mural That Is Offensive to Many Black Students

University of Kentucky to Remove a Mural That Is Offensive to Many Black Students

During the Great Depression, Ann Rice O’Hanlon painted a 38 feet wide, 11 feet tall mural on Kentucky history in Memorial Hall. The mural depicts enslaved African Americas hunched in a field, Black musicians playing for White dancers, and a Native American threatening a White settler with a tomahawk.

Two Black Women Scholars Taking on New Duties at State Universities

Two Black Women Scholars Taking on New Duties at State Universities

Malynda J. Prie was appointed to an endowed chair and named director of the John R. Gaines Center for Humanities at the University of Kentucky and associate professor Nefertiti Walker was appointed associate dean in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

The First African American President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

The First African American President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Dr. Aaron Thompson, a native of Clay County, Kentucky, has had 27 years of experience in higher education and business. He was a professor and associate vice president for academic affairs at Eastern Kentucky University and served as interim president of Kentucky State University.