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New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Seven Black Americans

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Seven Black Americans

Here is this week’s roundup of news of African Americans who have been appointed to administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

A New Ph.D. Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric

A New Ph.D. Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric

The new Ph.D. program at the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis will focus on the special role that preaching has in the African American community, viewing it as an art form, a force for social change, and an area overdue for academic study.

Mandara Savage Is the New Leader of the Extended Campus of Southern Illinois University

Mandara Savage Is the New Leader of the Extended Campus of Southern Illinois University

The Southern Illinois University Extended Campus includes all online courses and courses taught at off-campus facilities. Dr. Savage is an associate professor and chair of the department of technology at the university.

Two African American Scholars Honored With Major Awards

Two African American Scholars Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Katherine Grace Hendrix, a professor in the department of communication at the University of Memphis and Anthony Reed, an associate professor of English and African American studies at Yale University.

African American Historian Honored for His Biography of Stokely Carmichael

African American Historian Honored for His Biography of Stokely Carmichael

Peniel E. Joseph, professor of history at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, received the National Book Award from the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis.

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.

Two African American Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two African American Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Katherine C. Hendrix, professor of communication at the University of Memphis and Annette K. Pridgen, an assistant professor of accounting at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Nine African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Nine African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new administrative appointees are Karyn S. Hollingsworth, Sheila Caldwell, Mark Alnutt, Ernie T. Hughes, Redgina Hill, Nyeema Watson, Nyote Calixte, Steven Smith, and Gordon A. Rowe Jr.

LeMoyne-Owen College Exploring Technology Cooperative With the University of Memphis

LeMoyne-Owen College Exploring Technology Cooperative With the University of Memphis

LeMoyne-Owen College, the historically Black educational institution in Memphis, is looking for ways to provide high-tech services without the expense of purchasing major computer and networking infrastructure.

Karen Weddle-West Named Provost at the University of Memphis

Karen Weddle-West Named Provost at the University of Memphis

Dr. Weddle-West has been serving as interim provost since last May. Previously, she was vice provost for graduate programs and the director of diversity initiatives at the university.

Two African Americans Honored by Science Organizations

Two African Americans Honored by Science Organizations

Avery August, a professor at Cornell University, was honored by the American Association for Cell Biology and Rosie Phillips Bingham, vice president of student affairs at the University of Memphis, will be honored by the American Psychological Association.

Melanie Murry Honored by the National Bar Association

Melanie Murry Honored by the National Bar Association

Melanie Murry, University Counsel at the University of Memphis in Tennessee, received the 2014 A.A. Latting Award for Outstanding Community Services.

Notable Honors and Awards Relating to Blacks in Higher Education

Notable Honors and Awards Relating to Blacks in Higher Education

Rosie Phillips Bingham of the University of Memphis had an award named in her honor. Cristal Truscott of Prairie View A&M University, Elias S. Siraj of Temple University, and the Africana studies program at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis were also honored.

New Study Abroad Program Will Take 16 University of Memphis Students to Ghana

New Study Abroad Program Will Take 16 University of Memphis Students to Ghana

The African and African-American Institute at the University of Memphis is guided by the African proverb, “Those who learn must teach.”

Five African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Universities

Five African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Universities

Appointed to serve in new positions are Anre Dixon at Cheyney University, Kimberly Logan at Alabama A&M University, Shari Clarke at Ohio University, Rychetta Watkins at the University of Memphis and Lorraine Goffe-Rush at Washington University.

Karen Weddle-West of the University of Memphis to Chair the GRE Board

Karen Weddle-West of the University of Memphis to Chair the GRE Board

Karen Weddle-West, dean of the Graduate School at the University of Memphis, was named chair-elect of the Graduate Record Examination Board. Dr. Weddle-West also serves as vice provost for academic affairs and director of diversity initiatives at the University of Memphis.

Notable Awards for Black Scholars

Notable Awards for Black Scholars

The honorees are Janice R. Franklin of Alabama State University, Jack Thomas of Western Illinois University, civil rights icon Myrlie Evers-Williams, Gladius Lewis of the University of Memphis, and Isaac Crumbly of Fort Valley State University.

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Julie Graves at the University of Memphis, Martino Harmon at Iowa State University, Lonnie Brown Jr. at the University of Georgia School of Law, LaVelle Hendricks of Texas A&M University Commerce, and Deidre McRoy at Florida A&M University.

Carolyn Callahan Selected to Lead the College of Business at the University of Louisville

Carolyn Callahan Selected to Lead the College of Business at the University of Louisville

She is currently the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting and director of the School of Accountancy at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. She will be the first woman and first African American dean of the University of Louisville business school.

University of Memphis VP Honored for Addressing Multicultural Issues in Psychology

University of Memphis VP Honored for Addressing Multicultural Issues in Psychology

Rosie Phillips Bingham, vice president of student affairs at the University of Memphis, was named Distinguished Elder by the National Multicultural Conference and Summit.

A Quartet of African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Quartet of African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Kathey Porter at Virginia Tech, Aleczander Whitfield at Johnson C. Smith University, Karen Weddle-West at the University of Memphis, and Halima Leak at Paul Quinn College.

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.

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Higher Education Posts

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Higher Education Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of key appointments of African Americans at colleges and universities across the United States.

Two African American Women Scholars Taking on New Roles

Two African American Women Scholars Taking on New Roles

Jacqueline O’Bryant joins the administration at the University of Memphis School of Law and Florida A&M professor Jennifer Taylor was appointed to the National Organic Standards Board.

Honors for Four African American College Officials

Honors for Four African American College Officials

Brandon Brown, Zina McGee, Roderick McDavis, and Rosie Phillips Bingham win prestigious awards.

Albert Okunade Honored for Service to the University of Memphis

Albert Okunade Honored for Service to the University of Memphis

Economics professor wins the Suzanne Downs Palmer Award and a $10,000 prize.