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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.

Craig Boise Named the Next Dean of the College of Law at Syracuse University

Craig Boise Named the Next Dean of the College of Law at Syracuse University

Since 2011, Professor Boise has been serving as dean of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University in Ohio. Earlier, he served on the law school faculty at DePaul University in Chicago and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Graduation Rates on the Rise, But the Racial Gap Widens

Graduation Rates on the Rise, But the Racial Gap Widens

A study of 232 public colleges and universities with overall graduation rate increases found that the rate for White students at these schools improved 5.6 percentage points over the past decade. But Black student graduation rates increased by just 4.4 percentage points.

Two Black Scholars Are Finalists for Dean of Education at the University of Missouri Kansas City

Two Black Scholars Are Finalists for Dean of Education at the University of Missouri Kansas City

The two Black finalists for dean of education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City are Keith B. Wilson, a professor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Abul A. Pitre a professor at Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Three African American Educators Receive Notable Honors

Three African American Educators Receive Notable Honors

The honorees are Thomas Calhoun of Jackson State University, Conella Coulter Brown, one of the first Black students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and James Franklin Densler of the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Bernard Oliver Is the New Dean of Education at United Arab Emirates University

Bernard Oliver Is the New Dean of Education at United Arab Emirates University

Dr. Oliver has been serving as a professor of educational leadership and policy at the University of Florida. Earlier in this career, he held the Ewing Kauffman Chair at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

New Administrative Posts for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Eight African Americans 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.

University Expands Its Entrepreneur Internship Program for Black Studies Students

University Expands Its Entrepreneur Internship Program for Black Studies Students

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has announced that is expanding its internship program with the Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce. The initiative offers instruction and internships for students in the Black studies program at the university who are interested in entrepreneurship.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Jewel Washington at the University of Maryland, Aristide Collins Jr. at George Washington University, Mikah K. Thompson at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Taniecea Arceneaux Mallery at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and Sidney H. Evans Jr. at Morgan State University.

The New Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University

The New Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University

Since 2009, Dr. Wanda J. Blanchett has been serving as dean of the School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Earlier, she held associate dean posts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Colorado-Denver.

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.

Two African American Scholars in New University Administrative Posts

Two African American Scholars in New University Administrative Posts

Susan Wilson was appointed vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Brandon Bowden is the new assistant vice president for student affairs at Florida State University.

Honors for Two African American Scholars

Honors for Two African American Scholars

Leo E. Morton, chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Donald Mitchell Jr., assistant professor of higher education at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are the honorees.

Carla Wilson Named Athletics Director at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Carla Wilson Named Athletics Director at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

She is the only woman athletics director in the Western Athletic Conference. Less than 9 percent of all athletics directors in the NCAA’s Division I are women and only 4 percent are women of color.

New Center on Urban Education Research

New Center on Urban Education Research

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has established the Urban Education Research Center to conduct research and analysis aimed at improving the lives of urban residents throughout the U.S.

In Memoriam: Carl G. Harris Jr., 1935-2013

In Memoriam: Carl G. Harris Jr., 1935-2013

He served as a professor of music and university organist at Hampton University in Virginia. He was the first African American to earn a doctorate in music from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Monica Shealey to Lead the College of Education at Rowan University in New Jersey

Monica Shealey to Lead the College of Education at Rowan University in New Jersey

When she takes office on July 1, she will be the first African American to hold the post. She has been serving as associate dean for teacher education at the School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

The appointees are Raymond Wise at Indiana University, Omiunota Ukpokodu at the University of Missouri Kansas City, Joseph Mwantuali at Hamilton College, and Reginald Bess at Claflin University.

University of Missouri Kansas City Receives Archives of Jazz Legend

University of Missouri Kansas City Receives Archives of Jazz Legend

Ahmad Alaadeen was a fixture on the Kansas City jazz scene and in 2010 was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Jazz Museum.

Bobby Watson to Direct New Bachelor's Degree Program in Jazz Studies at UMKC

Bobby Watson to Direct New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Jazz Studies at UMKC

The Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri at Kansas City will offer the first degree program in jazz in the state university system.