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Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Brian Jackson at Danville Community College in Virginia, Yasmine Farley at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Clifford Porter at Norfolk State University in Virginia, Kristine Kelly at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Kenyatta Randall at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

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.

Bunmi Olatunji to Lead the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Bunmi Olatunji to Lead the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Bunmi Olatunji, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology, was appointed interim dean of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Olatunji had been serving as associate dean of academic affairs.

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Taking on new duties are Anderson Sunda-Meya at Xavier University in New Orleans, Julianne Vernon at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Malika Jeffries-EL at Boston University, and John Brown at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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

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

Taking on new administrative posts are Candice Storey Lee at Vanderbilt University, Amir Henry at Winston-Salem State University, Jasmin Sessoms at Fayetteville State University, Jamal J. Myrick at the University of California, Riverside, Bruce A. Lewis at Northwestern University, and Jason Brooks at the University of Kentucky.

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.

Cornell University's Derrick Spires Wins the St. Louis Mercantile Library Prize

Cornell University’s Derrick Spires Wins the St. Louis Mercantile Library Prize

The award, given by the Bibliographical Society of America, honors research in the bibliography of American literature and history. Dr. Spires is an associate professor of English at Cornell University. He joined the faculty last fall after teaching at the University of Illinois.

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Bunmi O. Olatunji was appointed to the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Social and Natural Sciences and Duane G. Watson was appointed to the Frank W. Mayborn Chair at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt University Looks to Battle Hypertension at Black-Owned Barbershops

Vanderbilt University Looks to Battle Hypertension at Black-Owned Barbershops

In Nashville, patrons from eight local barbershops who have uncontrolled hypertension will be invited to enroll in the study, where they will meet with a study pharmacist in the barbershop on a regular basis for six months.

The First African American Woman to Serve as Athletic Director in the Southeastern Conference

The First African American Woman to Serve as Athletic Director in the Southeastern Conference

Dr. Lee has been serving as associate vice chancellor and deputy athletic director. She has been the department’s senior woman administrator for the athletics program since 2004. Dr. Lee was a four-year varsity letter winner in basketball and holds three degrees from Vanderbilt University.

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.

David Williams II to Be Honored Posthumously by the National Collegiate Athletic Association

David Williams II to Be Honored Posthumously by the National Collegiate Athletic Association

The late David Williams II, the former athletic director at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, is the 2020 winner of the NCAA president’s Pat Summitt Award. The award honors an individual who has demonstrated devotion to the development of college athletes.

Rating the Effectiveness of Ph.D. Bridge Programs in STEM Disciplines

Rating the Effectiveness of Ph.D. Bridge Programs in STEM Disciplines

A new study by scientists at California State Polytechnic University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Southern California, finds that Ph.D. bridge programs can be a potent mechanism to empower students, foster diversity and spur a more holistic approach to graduate education.

Roland Mitchell Named Dean of the College of Human Sciences and Education at LSU

Roland Mitchell Named Dean of the College of Human Sciences and Education at LSU

Dr. Mitchell is the E.B “Ted” Robert Endowed Professor and has been serving as interim dean. Professor Mitchell joined the faculty at the university in 2005 and was named a full professor in 2018.

Vanderbilt University Names Its Recreation and Wellness Center for David Williams II

Vanderbilt University Names Its Recreation and Wellness Center for David Williams II

David Williams II 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. He died earlier this year at the age of 71.

Stanford University Study Examines School Enrollments in Gentrified Urban Areas

Stanford University Study Examines School Enrollments in Gentrified Urban Areas

The study found that gentrified neighborhoods tended to show a reduction in public school enrollments in the 2000-to-2014 period. But neighborhoods that were gentrified by mostly Black or Hispanic college-educated families showed an increase in public school enrollments.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Bunmi Olatunji was named associate dean of academic affairs at the Graduate School of Vanderbilt University. Monica Lynn Miles has been named associate director of the University at Buffalo’s Great Lakes Program and Pamela Johnson Rowsey was appointed to a named professorship at UNC-Greensboro.

Sean Seymore Appointed to an Endowed Chair at Vanderbilt University

Sean Seymore Appointed to an Endowed Chair at Vanderbilt University

Professor Seymore’s research focuses on how patent law should evolve in response to scientific advances and how the intersection of law and science should influence the formulation of public policy.

Three Black Scholars Appointed to New Positions at Universities

Three Black Scholars Appointed to New Positions at Universities

Lloyd Benjamin Mallory Jr. was named an assistant professor of music at Kentucky State University. Velma McBride Murry has been named University Professor at Vanderbilt University and Ilesanmi Adeboye was promoted to associate professor of mathematics at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Sandra Barnes Wins the  the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award From the American Sociological Association

Sandra Barnes Wins the the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award From the American Sociological Association

Awarded since 1971, the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award is one of the annual honors given by the ASA to an individual for their work in the intellectual traditions of Oliver Cox, Charles S. Johnson and E. Franklin Frazier, three African American scholars.

The Racial Gap in Student Debt for Graduates of State Universities in Texas

The Racial Gap in Student Debt for Graduates of State Universities in Texas

According to a new study by Dominique J. Baker, an assistant professor of education policy at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, White students who graduated from Texas state universities have a debt-to-income ratio of 68 percent, compared to 117 percent for Black students who graduated from state universities in Texas.

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.