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Six African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties in Higher Education

Six African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments are Kimberly Mayfield at Holy Names University in Oakland, Hugh Mighty at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Thelma Hurd at the University of California, Merced, Martell Teasley at the University of Utah, DeAnnah Byrd at Arizona State University, and Castel V. Sweet at the University of Mississippi.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Tacquice Wiggan Davis at the College of New Jersey, Phillip Cockrell at Cleveland Stae University in Ohio, Felysha Jenkins at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Nickey Woods at the University of Southern California School of Law, and Shawnboda Mead at the University of Mississippi.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Hiring of Six African American Administrators

Colleges and Universities Announce the Hiring of Six African American Administrators

Taking on new administrative roles are David Valentine at Goucher College in Maryland, Ashley Pallie at the California Institute of Technology, Veronica Creech at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, Alfred L. Norris at Talladega College in Alabama, Charlotte Fant Pegues at the University of Mississippi, and Veronica Cohen at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida.

Patricia Coats Is the New Leader of the DeSoto Center of the University of Mississippi in Southaven

Patricia Coats Is the New Leader of the DeSoto Center of the University of Mississippi in Southaven

Dr. Coats, who brings more than 13 years of higher education experience to the role, has been serving as assistant director of academic support services for the campus and has been employed at the university for nearly nine years. Dr. Coats previously worked for Texas A&M University at Texarkana and the University of Central Arkansas.

In Memoriam: Marie Alexandria Malveaux, 1928-2021

In Memoriam: Marie Alexandria Malveaux, 1928-2021

Malveaux worked as a teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District and as a social worker with the San Francisco Department of Social Services. Then in 1973, she was hired as an assistant professor of social work at the University of Mississippi. She was only the second African American to teach at the university.

Four African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Four African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Ashley C. Benson at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Tywana Hemby at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, Ethel Scurlock at the University of Mississippi, and Jackie Jones at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

University of Mississippi Joins With Rust College in a Dual-Degree Program in Engineering

University of Mississippi Joins With Rust College in a Dual-Degree Program in Engineering

Under the agreement, students will spend their first three years at Rust College and then spend two years at the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. Successful students will be awarded a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Rust College and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Mississippi.

University of Mississippi Continues to Study the History of Enslaved People on Campus

University of Mississippi Continues to Study the History of Enslaved People on Campus

The University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group was established in 2013. So far, the group has been able to name and identify only 11 enslaved people who labored on the campus.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline E. Fuller Certion, 1972-2020

In Memoriam: Jacqueline E. Fuller Certion, 1972-2020

Jacqueline Certion was the assistant director of the Foundations for Academic Success Track, or FASTrack, in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi. In her position, Certion served as an adviser and mentor for thousands of students over the past 19 years.

African American Student at the University of Mississippi Wins Miss USA Crown

African American Student at the University of Mississippi Wins Miss USA Crown

Asya Branch, a senior at the University of Mississippi majoring in integrated marketing communications, was the winner of the Miss USA pageant recently held in Memphis, Tennessee. She was the first African American to win the title of Miss Mississippi and the first woman from Mississippi to wear the Miss USA crown.

Thomas Hudson Appointed the Twelfth President of Jackson State University In Mississippi

Thomas Hudson Appointed the Twelfth President of Jackson State University In Mississippi

Thomas Hudson has been serving in the post on an interim basis since February. Before being named acting president in February, Hudson had been serving as special assistant to the president and chief diversity officer at the university.

Carlos R. Clark Selected as the Fifteenth President of Arkansas Baptist College

Carlos R. Clark Selected as the Fifteenth President of Arkansas Baptist College

Dr. Clark has been serving as provost and executive vice president at Arkansas Baptist. He joined the staff at the educational institution in 2018. Earlier, he held senior-level positions at Wilberforce University in Ohio, Prairie View A&M University in Texas, and Alabama A&M University.

Four Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The four Black scholars named to endowed chairs are Barbara Ransby at the University Illinois at Chicago, Kiese Laymon at the University of Mississippi. Annette Gordon-Reed at Harvard University, and Wayne A. I. Frederick at Howard University.

Lloyd A. Holmes Appointed President of De Anza College in California

Lloyd A. Holmes Appointed President of De Anza College in California

In 2014, Dr. Holmes was named vice president for student services at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. Earlier, he was dean of students at North Shore Community College in Massachusetts. Dr. Holmes will begin his presidency at De Anza College on July 1.

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The Black faculty members in new roles are Brenda S. Faison at North Carolina Central University, Jacquelyn Meshelemiah at Ohio State University, Colin Martin at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Tera Jordan at iowa State University, and Yvette Butler at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

The Higher Education of Delaware's First Black Supreme Court Justice

The Higher Education of Delaware’s First Black Supreme Court Justice

African Americans make up 21 percent of the population in the state of Delaware. Yet until now, the state has never had an African Americans on its highest court. Tamika Montgomery-Reeves recently began her tenure as a justice on the the Delaware Supreme Court.

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are LaKami Baker at Auburn University in Alabama, Ikemefuna Agbanusi at Colorado College, Sheryl Kennedy Haydel at Louisiana State University, Anthony Troy Adams at Kentucky State University, and January O’Neil at the University of Mississippi.

Three Ole Miss Students Suspended From Fraternity for Offensive Photograph

Three Ole Miss Students Suspended From Fraternity for Offensive Photograph

The photograph showed the three students armed with guns and smiling in front of a historical marker designating where the body of Emmett Till was found in 1955. The sign was riddled with bullet holes.

Nine African Americans Who Were Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine African Americans Who Were Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

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 New Provost  and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lincoln University in Missouri

The New Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lincoln University in Missouri

Dr. Sanders has been serving as a professor of music, chair of fine arts, and director of the B.B. King Recording Studio at Mississippi Valley State University. He has studied Chinese music and visual arts as a Fulbright Scholar.

Michèle Alexandre is the First African-American Dean of the Stetson University College of Law

Michèle Alexandre is the First African-American Dean of the Stetson University College of Law

Currently, Professor Alexandre serves as the associate dean for faculty development and intellectual life, professor of law, and the Leonard B. Melvin Jr. Lecturer at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

The Debate Over Confederate Monuments Spreads to the University of Mississpppi

The Debate Over Confederate Monuments Spreads to the University of Mississpppi

On March 5, the Associate Student Body Senate at the University of Mississippi voted unanimously on a resolution asking university administrators to move a Confederate soldier monument from its prominent spot on campus to a Confederate cemetery.

Report Finds Large Disparities in Black Student Representation at Selective Public Universities

Report Finds Large Disparities in Black Student Representation at Selective Public Universities

A new brief from Demos, a nonprofit organization in Washington and New York working to promote democracy and equality, finds that most states have very far to go in making their selective institutions representative of the population of their state.

Five African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointed to administrative posts are Audrey Tanner at Mills College in Oakland, Tyvi Small at the University of Tennessee, Anthony Heaven at the University of Mississippi, Racheal Brooks of North Carolina Central University, and Donnie Brooks at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Five African American Men Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Five African American Men Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

The African American men who are leaving their current posts are Winston B. Crisp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Corey D.B. Walker at Virginia Union University, Donald Cole at the University of Mississippi, Cliff Thornton at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Stanley Pritchett at Morris Brown College in Atlanta.

New Administrative Posts at  Colleges and Universities for a Half Dozen African Americans

New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities for a Half Dozen African Americans

Taking on new roles are B. Afeni McNeely Cobham at Grand Rapids Community College, Cornelius Wooten at North Carolina Central University, Kerone Wetter at Virginia Tech, Kenya Mann Faulkner at Penn State, Yolanda Edmond at Texas Southern University, and Shawnboda Mead at the University of Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Constance Bland, 1958-2018

In Memoriam: Constance Bland, 1958-2018

Dr. Bland joined the faculty at Mississippi Valley State University in 1991 and was promoted to chair of the mathematics, computer, and information sciences department in 1999. She was named vice president of academic affairs in 2014.

Eleven Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

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

Eleven African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eleven African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

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.

James Meredith to Be Inducted Into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Ole Miss

James Meredith to Be Inducted Into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Ole Miss

In October 1962, James Meredith became the first African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Rioting occurred on campus resulting in two deaths. Now Meredith is receiving the highest honored bestowed by the Ole Miss Alumni Association.

New Agreement Will Ease Transition of Alcorn State Students to the College of Pharmacy at Ole Miss

New Agreement Will Ease Transition of Alcorn State Students to the College of Pharmacy at Ole Miss

Alcorn State students who excel in pre-pharmacy courses and who have been active participants in community service programs will be able to take advantage of the University of Mississippi College of Pharmacy’s Preferred Admission Program.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

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.

Four Black Male Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Four Black Male Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

The four Black men taking on new roles are Kemi Fuentes-George at Middlebury College in Vermont, Vokay Addoh at the University of Mississippi, Richard Benson at Spelman College in Atlanta, and Andre R. Denham at the University of Alabama.

New Duties for Two Black Male Scholars at Southern Flagship State Universities

New Duties for Two Black Male Scholars at Southern Flagship State Universities

Taking on new duties are Gregory B. Fairchild of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and George Dor, professor of music and the holder of the McDonnell-Barksdale Chair of Ethnomusicology at the University of Mississippi.

University of Mississippi Unveils Six New Historical Markers on Campus

University of Mississippi Unveils Six New Historical Markers on Campus

Some of the markers pay tribute to enslaved laborers who took part in the construction of several buildings on the campus of the state’s flagship university.

Mississippi Valley State University to Debut a New Master's Degree Program in Criminal Justice

Mississippi Valley State University to Debut a New Master’s Degree Program in Criminal Justice

Historically Black Mississippi Valley State University has announced that it will be offering a new master’s degree program in criminal justice. The new program will be offered online. It will be the second online graduate program offered by the university.