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Six Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Six Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

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

How African American Parents Talk to Their Young Children About Race

How African American Parents Talk to Their Young Children About Race

A new study led by a researcher at New York University, finds that when African American parents talk to their children about racial issues, they tend to emphasize equal rights and opportunity rather than racism or discrimination.

The New Dean of the School of Education at American University

The New Dean of the School of Education at American University

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy currently serves as vice provost for faculty affairs and a professor of counseling and human development at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She will begin her new job in July.

University to Rename Auditorium That Honored a White Supremacist

University to Rename Auditorium That Honored a White Supremacist

The board of trustees of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro has voted to rename Aycock Auditorium on its campus. Charles Brantley Aycock, a former governor of North Carolina, was a staunch segregationist and led efforts to disenfranchise Black voters in the state.

President of Voorhees College Announces He Will Step Down

President of Voorhees College Announces He Will Step Down

Cleveland L. Sellers Jr., a celebrated leader of the civil rights movement and president of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, announced that he will step down at the end of the current academic year.

CUNY's Preparatory High School Renamed to Honor Derrick Griffith

CUNY’s Preparatory High School Renamed to Honor Derrick Griffith

Dr. Griffith served as the founding principal at the Preparatory Transitional High School of the City University of New York from 2003 to 2010. He was killed in the Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia this past May. At the time of his death, he was dean of student affairs at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

Sydney Richardson Is the New Leader of Adult Education Programs at Salem College

Sydney Richardson Is the New Leader of Adult Education Programs at Salem College

Dr. Richardson, the new dean of the Martha H. Fleer Center for Adult Education, joined the faculty at Salem College in 2007 and recently was serving as an assistant professor of education and director of the college’s Writing Center.

Diversity in STEM Fields Is a Social Justice Issue, Study Finds

Diversity in STEM Fields Is a Social Justice Issue, Study Finds

Amassing critical numbers of underrepresented students is important, but achieving enrollment targets does little to improve the problems in the campus culture that affect students and contribute to their failure to complete degree programs.

North Carolina A&T Partners With Other Area Schools for Nurse Training Center

North Carolina A&T Partners With Other Area Schools for Nurse Training Center

Historically Black North Carolina A&T State University is teaming up with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Guilford Technical Community College for a shared nursing teaching facility.

New Administrative Posts for Nine African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Nine African Americans in Higher Education

The new administrative appointees are Joyce A. Dixon, Yohuru Williams, Selina B. Kohn, Milyon Trulove, Denisha L. Hendricks, Destinee Waiters, Mathwon Howard, Lamont Hinson, and Gregory Harris.

Miriam Wagner Is the New Leader of the School of Education at North Carolina A&T State University

Miriam Wagner Is the New Leader of the School of Education at North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. Wagner has been on the faculty at the university since 1992. Earlier in her career, Dr. Wagner was an assistant professor of psychology and director of counseling at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Name Change for Black Studies Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro

Name Change for Black Studies Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro

The Black Studies program was founded in 1982 and its name was later changed to African American Studies. Now the program will have the new title of African American and African Diaspora Studies.

Two Black Men in New Administrative Posts

Two Black Men in New Administrative Posts

Jerry Woods was named interim executive vice president at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, and Cameron J. Hall was named assistant director of annual giving at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Racial Slurs Found in the Library at the University of North Carolina Greensboro

Racial Slurs Found in the Library at the University of North Carolina Greensboro

Vandals wrote racial slurs on book covers, walls, and desks in the African American studies section of the library at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

New University Administrative Posts for Two African American Men

New University Administrative Posts for Two African American Men

Bryan Terry was named associate provost for enrollment management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and John Manley is the new police chief at Elizabeth City State University.

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.