Allyson Leggett Watson is assistant dean for the College of Education at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She also holds an endowed chair in urban education, outreach and research. She will begin her new job as dean at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg on July 1.
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There has been a rash of racial incidents on college campuses in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency.
Taking on new roles are Andre Churchwell at Vanderbilt University, Daphne Bernard at Howard University, Ermias Kebreab of the University of California, Davis, Shontavia Johnson at Drake University in Iowa, and T. Elon Dancy II at the University of Oklahoma.
Taking on new roles are Sandra Barnes at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, T. Elon Dancy II at the University of Oklahoma, Lorenzo M. Boyd at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Horace Campbell of Syracuse University in New York.
Austin A. Lane has been serving as executive vice chancellor of Lone Star College System based in The Woodlands, Texas. From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Lane was president of the Montgomery campus of Lone Star College.
The women students said that a guard at the door to the fraternity house told them, “We’re only looking for White girls.”
Since 2009, Christopher B. Howard has been serving as president of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, one of the few all-male colleges in the United States. He is a former U.S. Air Force helicopter pilot and earned a doctorate at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.
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.
Benjamin Akande, a native of Nigeria, has been serving as a professor of economics and dean of the School of Business and Technology at Webster University in St. Louis. He will become the 21st president of Westminster College on July 1.
Taking on new roles are Leykia Brill at the University of Massachusetts, Deidre Labat at Xavier University, Christopher L. Brown at Columbia University, Undi Hoffler at North Carolina Central University, D’Andre Fisher at the University of Oklahoma, and Archie Griffin at Ohio State University.
The new appointees are Darryl Heller at Indiana University South Bend, Joanne Woodward at the University of North Texas in Denton, and Jabar Shumate at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
A racist chant recently appeared on a video of SAE fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma. Now a Duke University student says she was subjected to the same song as she walked across campus. Then a noose was found hanging from a tree on the Duke campus.
A video surfaced that reportedly showed members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma singing a racist song.
Christopher B. Howard, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, is president of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, one of the few all-male colleges in the United States.
Lucas Morel was named to an endowed chair at Washington and Lee University. T. Elon Dancy II was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at the University of Oklahoma and Maurice Jackson of Georgetown University was named chair of a government commission.
The first Black Supreme Court justice and first Black chief justice is a graduate of Kentucky State University and the University of Oklahoma School of Law. He is a former assistant dean of the law school at Marquette University.
Oklahoma is the eighth state to ban the consideration of race in university admissions. Blacks make up about 8 percent of the state’s population.