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College and Universities Appoint 11 African Americans to Administrative Posts

College and Universities Appoint 11 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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 13 Black Administrators

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 13 Black Administrators

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.

Vanderbilt University Establishes Partnership With the National Museum of African American Music

Vanderbilt University Establishes Partnership With the National Museum of African American Music

As a part of this new agreement, Vanderbilt will pledge $2 million in contributions and direct financial support to the museum. These funds will expand the museum’s archival collection, contribute to innovative programming, support the completion of the facility, and more.

A Half Dozen African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts

A Half Dozen African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts

Taking on new duties are Michael Toney at the Georgia Institute of Tchnology, Bryle Henderson Hatch at North Carolina A&T State University, Terlynn Olds at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, André L. Churchwell at Vanderbilt University, Stephanie Sparling Williams at Mount Holyoke College, and Teresa McKinney at Texas Southern University.

Study Finds Black Principals Increase the Hiring and Retention Rates of Black Teachers

Study Finds Black Principals Increase the Hiring and Retention Rates of Black Teachers

Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville found that Black principals have more success in hiring diverse faculty because they have access to different networks to find diverse teachers and are able to attract qualified Black teachers who prefer to work for Black principals.

A Trio of African Americans Are Retiring From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

A Trio of African Americans Are Retiring From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

Stepping down from their positions are Melissa Thomas-Hunt, professor of management and vice provost at Vanderbilt University, Andre Patillo, director of athletics at Morehouse College in Atlanta, and Filomina C. Steady, chair of Africana studies at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new assignments are Daniel A. Summerhill at California State University, Monterey Bay, Sharlene Newman at Indiana University, Meleko Mokgosi at at the Yale School of Art, and William H. Robinson at Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt University Launches Blog Dedicated to Diversity-Related Efforts on Campus

Vanderbilt University Launches Blog Dedicated to Diversity-Related Efforts on Campus

The “Strengthening the Ties” blog will provide toolkits and educational content related to cultural observances and holidays, share relevant issues at Vanderbilt, and highlight the experiences and accomplishments of diverse individuals at Vanderbilt.

Three African American Faculty Members Receive New Assignments

Three African American Faculty Members Receive New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Deondra Rose at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, Eric Ashley Hairston at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Sean Seymore at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

A Trio of African American Administrators Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

A Trio of African American Administrators Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Changamire “Shanni” Durall at Xavier University of Louisiana, Alison Williams at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Alfred Degrafinreid II at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

In Memoriam: David Williams II, 1947-2019

In Memoriam: David Williams II, 1947-2019

Williams was the first African American to serve as a vice chancellor at Vanderbilt. He also was the first African American to serve as an athletics director in the Southeastern Conference. Profesor Williams had also taught at the university’s law school since 2000.

In Memoriam: Yvonne Young Clark, 1929-2019

In Memoriam: Yvonne Young Clark, 1929-2019

In 1956, Professor Clark joined the faculty at what was then Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State University in Nashville. Clark retired as a professor emerita in 2011 at what is now Tennessee State University after serving on the faculty for 55 years.

Study Finds White Teachers of Black Students More Likely to Punish Students for Misbehavior

Study Finds White Teachers of Black Students More Likely to Punish Students for Misbehavior

A new study finds that White teachers in majority-Black classrooms have more negative, highly charged interactions with students regarding classroom behavior than White teachers in predominately White classrooms and Black teachers in predominately Black classrooms.

Six African American Scholars Appointed to Faculty Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six African American Scholars Appointed to Faculty Posts at Colleges and Universities

The five faculty members taking on new assignments are Telissah Williams at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Vanessa K. Valdés at the City University of New York, Conuelo Wilkins at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Nicole M. Mitchell at the University of Pittsburgh, and Tanisha M. Jackson at Ohio State University.

Four African American Men Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African American Men Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The Black men taking on new administrative responsibilities are Terrence Mitchell at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, W. Anthony Neal at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Malcolm Turner at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and David “Rusty” Ponton at Grambling State university in Louisiana.

Roslyn Clark Artis Receives Contract Extension as President of Benedict College Through 2026

Roslyn Clark Artis Receives Contract Extension as President of Benedict College Through 2026

Dr. Artis became president of Benedict College in June 2017. During her brief tenure as president, Dr. Artis has launched many initiatives aimed at positioning Benedict as a competitive institution. She lowered tuition by 26 percent and raised standards for admission.

Racial Slur Found Written on a Blackboard in a Vanderbilt University Lecture Hall

Racial Slur Found Written on a Blackboard in a Vanderbilt University Lecture Hall

The Vanderbilt University Police Department is still conducting its own investigation and has notified the Metro Nashville Police Department, the Tennessee Fusion Center, and the FBI.

A Trio of African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Trio of African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Jeanell N. Hughes at Cleveland State University in Ohio, Tina Smith at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Kayton Carter at the University of California, Davis.

Patricia Sims Named President of J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College in Alabama

Patricia Sims Named President of J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College in Alabama

Dr. Sims has 25 years of experience in K-12 and higher education. Most recently, she was the dean of the College of Education at Athens State University in Alabama. Before that, she was the director of student services management and dean of instructional and student services at Drake State.

Recent Honors and Awards for African Americans in Higher Education

Recent Honors and Awards for African Americans in Higher Education

Here is a listing of a group of African Americans in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Vanderbilt Unveils Portraits of Ten Individuals Who Have Supported Blacks on Campus

Vanderbilt Unveils Portraits of Ten Individuals Who Have Supported Blacks on Campus

The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center at Vanderbilt University has unveiled 10 new portraits of individuals of all races from Vanderbilt’s present and past who have made the university a more inclusive space for Black students, faculty, and staff.

Maurice Edington Named Provost at Historically Black Florida A&M University

Maurice Edington Named Provost at Historically Black Florida A&M University

Dr. Edington had been serving as vice president of the Division of Strategic Planning Analysis and Institutional Effectiveness at the university since February 2017. Prior to that, he served as the university’s founding dean of the College of Science and Technology from 2013 to 2017.

Vanderbilt and Tennessee State Partner to Increase Diversity in the Geosciences

Vanderbilt and Tennessee State Partner to Increase Diversity in the Geosciences

Vanderbilt University and historically Black Tennessee State University, both in Nashville, have partnered together to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups studying in the geosciences. The new partnership is called Earth Horizons.

Eleven Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

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

Two African American Men Stepping Down From High-Level Administrative Positions

Two African American Men Stepping Down From High-Level Administrative Positions

Walter Robinson, associate vice chancellor of enrollment management at the University of California, Davis, is retiring and David Williams II, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director at Vanderbilt University, is stepping down but will continue to serve on the university’s law school faculty.

Clark Atlanta University's Ronald E. Mickens Wins the 2018 Blackwell-Tapia Prize

Clark Atlanta University’s Ronald E. Mickens Wins the 2018 Blackwell-Tapia Prize

Dr. Mickens is the Distinguished Fuller E. Callaway Professor in the department of physics at Clark Atlanta University. He is being honored for being a role model for mathematical scientists and students from underrepresented groups.

Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, Eliminates Seven Majors

Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, Eliminates Seven Majors

Benedict College, a historically Black educational institution in Columbia, South Carolina, will be eliminating seven majors this school year. The majors that will be cut are history, religion and philosophy, sociology, political science, transportation and logistics engineering, mathematics, and economics.

New Administrative Positions for Six African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Six 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.

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.

Ten African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts 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.

New Scholarship at Vanderbilt University Honors Rev. James Lawson

New Scholarship at Vanderbilt University Honors Rev. James Lawson

Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. was a leading figure in the civil rights movement and an associate of Martin Luther King Jr. The new scholarships will be given to students from underrepresented groups who have shown a commitment to civil rights and social justice.

Why Do Black Men Have Among the Poorest Health of Any Group in America?

Why Do Black Men Have Among the Poorest Health of Any Group in America?

A new report from the Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men of the American Psychological Association finds that racial health disparities can be explained in part by systemic oppression and discrimination targeting these men.

Tennessee State University to Establish the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Memorial Institute

Tennessee State University to Establish the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Memorial Institute

The new initiative to honor Dr. Watkins at Tennessee State will have several components; an endowed scholarship fund for pre-med students, a lecture series on health care and STEM education, and on-campus societies to aid pre-med and STEM students.

Five African Americans Assigned to Dean Positions

Five African Americans Assigned to Dean Positions

The five Black scholars appointed to dean posts are Rochelle L. Ford at Elon University in North Carolina, Emile M. Townes at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Darryl Scriven at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Tomiko Brown-Nagin at Harvard University, and Laura Kohn-Wood at the University of Miami.

Five African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Five African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Taking on new duties are Nsombi B. Ricketts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Renita Miller at Princeton University in New Jersey, Keith E. Hall at Azusa Pacific University in California, Neijma Celestine-Donnor at the University of Maryland, and Lisa Griffin at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Donna Y. Ford of Vanderbilt University Recognized for Her Diversity Efforts in Gifted Education

Donna Y. Ford of Vanderbilt University Recognized for Her Diversity Efforts in Gifted Education

Dr. Ford teaches in the department of special education and holds a joint appointment in the department of teaching and learning at Vanderbilt. She holds the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair at the university’s Peabody College of education and human development.