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Appointments of African Americans to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointments of African Americans to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of news of African Americans who have been appointed to administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Renee Middleton Appointed to a Third, Five-Year Term as Dean at Ohio University

Renee Middleton Appointed to a Third, Five-Year Term as Dean at Ohio University

Renee Middleton was appointed to a new, five-year term as dean of the Patton College of Education at Ohio University in Athens. She has served in this post since 2006.

Legislature Eliminates Funding for the Office of Diversity at the University of Tennessee

Legislature Eliminates Funding for the Office of Diversity at the University of Tennessee

Administrators in the diversity office at the university had angered legislators by calling for the use of gender-neutral pronouns and the suggestion that office holiday parties not be “Christmas parties in disguise.”

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.

In Memoriam: Toni Kay Johnson, 1956-2016

In Memoriam: Toni Kay Johnson, 1956-2016

Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 2005 and was promoted to associate professor in 2012. Before joining the University of Kansas faculty, Dr. Johnson taught in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.

Two African American Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Top-Level Posts

Two African American Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Top-Level Posts

Carolyn R. Hodges, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee, will return to her faculty post and Mary H. Gresham, vice provost for educational collaboration and engagement at the University at Buffalo, is retiring at the end of the year.

A Dozen African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen African Americans in New Administrative Positions 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.

The Next Dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University

The Next Dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University

Collins O. Airhihenbuwa currently serves as chair of the department of biobehavioral health in the College of Health and Human Development at Pennsylvania State University. He has been on the faculty at Penn State for more than 30 years.

Black Cultural Center at the University of Tennessee Named to Honor Twin Brothers

Black Cultural Center at the University of Tennessee Named to Honor Twin Brothers

The Friesons, both successful businessmen, recently gave $1 million to the university that will be used for academic support programs, diversity workshops, peer mentoring programs, and leadership development activities at the Black Cultural Center.

Three Black Scholars With Ties to Academic Medicine Win Awards

Three Black Scholars With Ties to Academic Medicine Win Awards

The honorees are Judith Green-McKenzie of the University of Pennsylvania, Richard Payne of Duke University, and Marie Chisholm-Burns of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Maria Thompson Will Be the Next President of Coppin State University in Baltimore

Maria Thompson Will Be the Next President of Coppin State University in Baltimore

Since 2011, Dr. Thompson has been serving provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Oneonta. Previously, she held several administrative posts at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Two African Scholars at U.S. Universities Named to Key Association Posts

Two African Scholars at U.S. Universities Named to Key Association Posts

Samuel Dagogo-Jack was named president of medicine and science for the American Diabetes Association and Moses Ikiugu was elected to a three-year term as the American delegate to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

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.

Melanie Murry Honored by the National Bar Association

Melanie Murry Honored by the National Bar Association

Melanie Murry, University Counsel at the University of Memphis in Tennessee, received the 2014 A.A. Latting Award for Outstanding Community Services.

Brenda Smith Is a Finalist for Dean at the University of Tennessee College of Law

Brenda Smith Is a Finalist for Dean at the University of Tennessee College of Law

Since 1999, Brenda V. Smith has served as a professor at the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was senior counsel for economic security at the National Women’s Law Forum.

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.

Ten African Americans in New University Administrative Positions

Ten African Americans in New University Administrative Positions

Taking on new administrative duties are Rosetta Clay, F.J. Talley, Kevin Cokley, James Earl Orr Jr., E. Nathan Thomas III, Mark D. Henderson, Jimmy Miller, Katrina Oliver, Stephanie Sanders, and Shawn Felton.

Ole Miss to Open the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement

Ole Miss to Open the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement

When the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement opens on campus this fall, it will provide programs and services that encourage cross-cultural interactions while serving as a “safe space” that is welcoming and nurturing to all students.

University of Tennessee Acquires Rare Phillis Wheatly First Edition

University of Tennessee Acquires Rare Phillis Wheatly First Edition

The University of Tennessee Libraries has acquired a first edition of Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral by Phillis Wheatley. The edition purchased by the university contains an inscription by the author.

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.

Three Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Kennard Brown of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Velma McBride Murry of Vanderbilt University, and Gregory H. Robinson of the University of Georgia.

In Memoriam: Marva Odessa Lane Rudolph, 1949-2014

In Memoriam: Marva Odessa Lane Rudolph, 1949-2014

Marva Rudolph, associate vice chancellor and director of the Office of Equity and Diversity at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, died on February 6. She was 67 years old.

A Half Dozen African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Half Dozen African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The six new appointees are Sonja A. Bennett at South Carolina State, Tracie Hunter at Elizabeth City State, Kimberly Conway Dumpson at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Floyd Hardin at Michigan State, Ferlin McGaskey at the University of Tennessee and Joshua Woodfork at Skidmore College.

Co-Inventor of the Personal Computer to Join the University of Tennessee Faculty

Co-Inventor of the Personal Computer to Join the University of Tennessee Faculty

Mark Dean, who holds three of the nine patents associated with the first PC, was named the John Fisher Distinguished Professor in the department of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

University Saving a Historical But Controversial Mural From a Building Scheduled for Demolition

University Saving a Historical But Controversial Mural From a Building Scheduled for Demolition

The University of Tennessee is preserving a mural painted in 1954 that was defaced in 1970 due to objections of how it portrayed African Americans. The mural was hidden behind paneling for more than 30 years.

University of Arkansas Scholar Named Editor of Business Journal

University of Arkansas Scholar Named Editor of Business Journal

Terry Esper, associate professor at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, has been named editor of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. He joined the university’s faculty earlier this year after nearly a decade at the University of Tennessee.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Five African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The appointees are Sheila Champlin at the University of Tennessee, Derrick Yates at Stillman College, Charlene Alexander at Ball State University, Jessie Harper at the University of Pennsylvania, and Yvette Clayton at Alabama A&M University.

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.

Seven African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new appointees are Tyvi Small at the University of Tennessee, Camisha Duffy at Murray State, Michael Leo Owens of Emory University, Ashley Robinson at Prairie View A&M, Valandra German at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Clayton Steen at Bowie State, and Natasha Billie at Langston University.

Two African Americans in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

Two African Americans in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

Tonjanita Johnson was appointed vice president for communication and marketing for the University of Tennessee system and Fashaad Crawford is the new assistant provost for accreditation, assessment, and learning at Kent State University in Ohio.

University of Tennessee Names Its First Building After an African American

University of Tennessee Names Its First Building After an African American

The Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall, the first new dormitory built on the Knoxville campus in 43 years, is named after the founder of the Office of Diversity Programs in the College of Engineering.

University of Tennessee Professor's Research on Streets Named for Martin Luther King Jr.

University of Tennessee Professor’s Research on Streets Named for Martin Luther King Jr.

There are more than 900 streets named for Dr. King. The 900 streets are predominantly in the southeastern United States, where much of the civil rights movement took place. There are 10 states in which there are no streets named after Dr. King.

Two African Americans in New Administrative Positions

Two African Americans in New Administrative Positions

Debra Latimore was named vice president for fiscal affairs at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Ernest Brothers, of the University of Tennessee, is the new associate director for diversity enhancement at NIMBioS.

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.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Posts in Academia

Five African Americans Appointed to New Posts in Academia

Michael Leo Owens, Karissa A. Moore, Terrance J. Tumey, Maurice Cox, and Kennard Brown are taking on new duties.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Marie Chisholm-Burns, Michael and Libby Johnson, and M. Christopher Brown receive honors.