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Valerie Sheares Ashby Will Be the Next President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Valerie Sheares Ashby Will Be the Next President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Since 2015, Dr. Ashby has been dean of the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. From 2003 to 2105, Dr. Ashby served on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, she chaired the chemistry department from 2012 to 2015.

Steve Stoute Will Be the Twenty-Fifth President of Canisius College in Buffalo, New York

Steve Stoute Will Be the Twenty-Fifth President of Canisius College in Buffalo, New York

Stoute currently serves as vice president for strategic initiatives and chief of staff at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Stoute immigrated to the United States in 2000 to attend Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

E. Patrick Johnson Wins the National Communication Association's Highest Honor

E. Patrick Johnson Wins the National Communication Association’s Highest Honor

E. Patrick Johnson, dean of the School of Communication and the Annenberg University Professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, recently received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communication Association. He has taught at Northwestern University for more than two decades.

Mark Melton to Serve as Provost at Saint Augustine's University

Mark Melton to Serve as Provost at Saint Augustine’s University

Dr. Melton has been serving as a professor of biology and dean for the School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Allied Health at the university. During his tenure at the university, Dr. Melton has been chair of the department of biological and physical sciences and director of the honors program.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to Higher Education Diversity Posts

Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to Higher Education Diversity Posts

Brianna Davis Johnson is the inaugural chief diversity officer at Central Ohio Technical College in Newark. Bobby Berry has been named an assistant dean for diversity and outreach at Wichita State University, and Patricia Harris is a new senior director in the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tonya Smith-Jackson to Serve as Provost at North Carolina A&T State University

Tonya Smith-Jackson to Serve as Provost at North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. Smith Jackson has worked for North Carolina A&T since 2013, most recently as senior vice provost for academic affairs. She originally joined A&T as a professor and chair of the department of industrial and systems engineering. Earlier in her career she taught at Virginia Tech.

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.

University of North Carolina Student From Eswatini in Southern Africa Named a Rhodes Scholar

University of North Carolina Student From Eswatini in Southern Africa Named a Rhodes Scholar

Takhona Hlatshwako, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a new Rhodes Scholar from the Kingdom of Eswatini in Southern Africa (formerly Swaziland). Hlatshwako is the 52nd Rhodes Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Gretchen Generett Is the New Dean of the School of Education at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh

Gretchen Generett Is the New Dean of the School of Education at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh

A Duquesne faculty member since 2008, Dr. Generett also has served as associate dean for graduate studies and research, chair of the department of educational foundations and leadership, and director of the Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice. She holds the Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Community Outreach.

Journalist Meredith Clark to Lead a New Academic Center at Northeastern University in Boston

Journalist Meredith Clark to Lead a New Academic Center at Northeastern University in Boston

Meredith Clark has been named the founding director of the Center for Communications, Media Innovation and Social Change in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University in Boston. Dr. Clark, who is a former print journalist for the Tallahassee Democrat and the Raleigh News & Observer will hold the rank of associate professor.

African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to New Roles

African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to New Roles

The five Black faculty members who have been promoted or assigned to new posts are Jospeh Jordan at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dorothy E. Hines at the University of Kansas, Karida Brown at Fisk University in Nashville, John Francis at the Yale School of Medicine, and Deidra Hodges at Florida International University in Miami.

Three African Americans Scholars Who Have Been Named Deans

Three African Americans Scholars Who Have Been Named Deans

J. Lee Brown III is the new dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. Ramona Denby-Brinson has been appointed dean of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Karen C. Goff was appointed dean of students at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Devin Byrd Named the Sixth President of Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington

Devin Byrd Named the Sixth President of Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington

Dr. Byrd has been serving as vice president of academic affairs and chief academic advisor at Saybrook University in Pasadena, California. Earlier, he was a member of the psychology faculty at the University of South Carolina and then held several positions – including dean for the College of Health Professions – at South University in Savannah, Georgia.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Four African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new duties in diversity equity, and inclusion are Elliott Dawes at Baruch College in New York, Leah Cox at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stephen Hairston at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Meshea L. Poore of West Virginia University, who was elected president of the Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.

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.

In Memoriam: Lee Vernon Stiff, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Lee Vernon Stiff, 1949-2021

In 1983, Dr. Stiff joined the faculty of mathematics and science education at North Carolina State University. He rose through the ranks to become a full professor of mathematics education. At the time of his retirement in 2020, Dr. Stiff was the associate dean for faculty and academic affairs in the College of Education at the university.

Darrell Allison Appointed Chancellor of Fayetteville State University in North Carolina

Darrell Allison Appointed Chancellor of Fayetteville State University in North Carolina

Darrell Allison has been serving as vice president of governmental affairs and state teams at the American Federation for Children. He is a former member of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and former trustee at North Carolina Central University.

Three African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Three African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Taking on new assignments are Dana Rice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Charles DeSassure at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia, and Jameliah Inga Shorter-Bourhanou at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Veteran Journalist Named to Lead the School of Communication at American University

Veteran Journalist Named to Lead the School of Communication at American University

Sam Fulwood III was appointed dean of the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., effective May 15. He has been serving as a senior fellow and vice president of race and equity at the Center for American Progress.

George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

Vanessa Perry is the associate dean for faculty and research and professor of marketing at the George Washington University School of Business. She has been actively involved with The PhD Project, an organization that works to increase the diversity of business school faculty through mentorship.

Ivy Ruth Taylor to Be the First Woman President of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Ivy Ruth Taylor to Be the First Woman President of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Dr. Taylor is the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas. She spent six years as a lecturer in public administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She also worked at a nonprofit affordable housing agency and served multiple terms as a city councilmember prior to her term as mayor.

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.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles are Sibby Anderson-Thompkins at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michael E. Ayewoh at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Michelle Martin at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Dwayne Chambers at Morgan State University in Baltimore, and Donna Stewartson at Simmons University in Boston.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Eight African Americans to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Appoint Eight African Americans to Administrative Posts

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.

A Quartet of African Americans Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Quartet of African Americans Appointed to Positions as Deans

LaTonya Branham has been named dean of academic services at DePauw University and Suzanne Barbour is the new dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Orlando F. McMeans is a new agricultural dean at Southern University in Louisiana and Nicholas J. Hill is dean of the business school at Claflin University.

Emory University's Vanessa Siddle Walker to Receive the Lilliam Smith Book Award

Emory University’s Vanessa Siddle Walker to Receive the Lilliam Smith Book Award

Vanessa Siddle Walker is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of African American Educational Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. Professor Walker will be honored on September 1 at the DeKalb County Public Library.

University of North Carolina Coach Who Allegedly Made Racist Comments, Resigns

University of North Carolina Coach Who Allegedly Made Racist Comments, Resigns

Reportedly, Coach Sylvia Hatchell had told her players that they would be hung “from trees with nooses” if there on-the-court performance did not improve.

In Memoriam: Tasia Smith, 1986-2018

In Memoriam: Tasia Smith, 1986-2018

Tasia Smith was the Evergreen Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Human Services at the University of Oregon. Only 32 years old at the time of her death, Dr. Smith had joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 2016.

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.

A New $5.3 Million Home for Silent Sam at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A New $5.3 Million Home for Silent Sam at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The university came to the conclusion that the best course of action was to build a new indoor facility to house the Confederate monument. In addition to the $5.3 million in construction costs, the building will need $800,000 annually for operating funds.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

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.

In Memoriam: John Kenneth Lee, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: John Kenneth Lee, 1923-2018

J. Kenneth Lee, was a prominent civil rights attorney who was one of five African American students who in 1951 enrolled at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Earlier he had taught at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

In Memoriam: Phail Wynn Jr., 1947-2018

In Memoriam: Phail Wynn Jr., 1947-2018

Phail Wynn Jr. served for 28 years as president of Durham Technical Community College and then was a long-time administrator at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Does a College Education Lead to Future Long-Term Health Problems for Some Blacks?

Does a College Education Lead to Future Long-Term Health Problems for Some Blacks?

College graduates enjoy healthier, longer lives compared with individuals who do not graduate from college. But a new study finds that the health benefit of educational attainment is not as great for Blacks as it is for Whites.

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.

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.