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New Roles for Two Black Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Roles for Two Black Faculty Members at Major Universities

Kelechi C. Ogbonna, an assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University, was named associate dean for admissions and student services and Jennifer Richeson was appointed the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology at Yale University.

A Trio of Black Men in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Trio of Black Men in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Kelechi C. Ogbonna at the School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University, Darron Turner at Texas Christian University, and Jermaine Whirl at Greenville Technical College in South Carolina.

New Faculty Roles for Six African Americans in Higher Education

New Faculty Roles for Six African Americans in Higher Education

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

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.

Hampton University Alumna Named Secretary of Education in Virginia

Hampton University Alumna Named Secretary of Education in Virginia

Dr. Trent earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminal justice from Hampton University in Virginia and a master’s degree and a doctorate in public administration and policy from Virginia Commonwealth 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.

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 Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Gillian McKnight-Tutein at Front Range Community College in Colorado, Marshawn Wolley at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Barbara Exum at Virginia Commonwealth University, Xavier A. Cole at Marquette University, and Kevin McDonald at the University of Missouri.

An Old African American Cemetery Reveals a History of Racial Disparities in Life Expectancy

An Old African American Cemetery Reveals a History of Racial Disparities in Life Expectancy

Students in a sociology of aging class at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond have been conducting research while participating in a community service project to spruce up an old African American cemetery.

Virginia Commonwealth University Completes Oral History Project of Rosenwald School Students

Virginia Commonwealth University Completes Oral History Project of Rosenwald School Students

More than 360 Rosenwald Schools were built in Virginia, including 10 in Goochland County. The Goochland County Rosenwald Schools Oral History Project features 19 video interviews with 18 participants who were students at these schools.

Five Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Five Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Black faculty members taking on new roles are Susan Gooden of Virginia Commonwealth University, Robyn K. Autry at Wesleyan University, Suzanne L. Weeks at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Hadiyah-Nicole Green at Morehouse School of Medicine and Jack Drummond of The Lincoln University.

A New Anthology of the Writings of Former Slave Peter Randolph

A New Anthology of the Writings of Former Slave Peter Randolph

Katherine Bassard, a professor of English and senior vice provost for faculty affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, is the editor of a new book on the writings of a former slave who became a leading abolitionist and religious figure.

Virginia Commonwealth University Acquires Rare Copy of All-Negro Comics No. 1

Virginia Commonwealth University Acquires Rare Copy of All-Negro Comics No. 1

The 48-page comic book was published in 1947 and features characters such as police detective Ace Harlem and Lion Man, a college-educated scientist and superhero. It was the first comic book written and draw solely by African American writers and artists.

Four African Americans Taking On New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Four African Americans Taking On New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The appointees are Gregory E. Triplett at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Wendy Wilson at Albany State University in Georgia, Sabrina Sanders at California State University, and Darryl Keith McGee at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee.

Grace E. Harris Retires After a Career That Spanned 48 Years at Virginia Commonwealth University

Grace E. Harris Retires After a Career That Spanned 48 Years at Virginia Commonwealth University

Grace E. Harris has retired as a distinguished professor of public policy at the leadership institute that bears her name at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Her service included terms as dean of the School of Social Work, provost, and acting president.

New Faculty Appointments at Major Universities for Five Black Scholars

New Faculty Appointments at Major Universities for Five Black Scholars

Taking on new roles are Debra J. Barksdale at Virginia Commonwealth University, Michael A. Nutter at Columbia University, Theaster Gates at the University of Chicago, Chris Swan at Tufts University, and Engda Hagos at Colgate University.

The Next Dean of the College of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University

The Next Dean of the College of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University

Andrew P. Daire currently serves as associate dean for research in the College of Education at the University of Houston. Earlier he taught for 14 years in the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Virginia Commonwealth University Project Maps the Spread of the Ku Klux Klan

Virginia Commonwealth University Project Maps the Spread of the Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan reemerged in the early part of the twentieth century. At its height in the 1920s, there were more than 2,000 local chapters of the Klan with as many as 8 million members. A new project documents the spread of the Klan across the United States.

Six African Americans Appointed to Key Posts in Higher Education Administration

Six African Americans Appointed to Key Posts in Higher Education Administration

Taking on new roles are Katherine Bassard at Virginia Commonwealth University, Vita C. Pickrum at Delaware State University, Adam A. Smith at the University of Alabama, Pamela A. Anthony at Southern Methodist University, Constance Mallette at Winston-Salem State University, and Ivan L. Harrell II at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

National Association of Ethnic Studies Moves to Virginia Commonwealth University

National Association of Ethnic Studies Moves to Virginia Commonwealth University

The association was founded in 1972 in Wisconsin. It’s executive director is Ravi Perry, a new associate professor of political science at Virginia Commonwealth University.

New Administrative Posts for Six African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Six African Americans in Higher Education

The appointees are Rocky Booker at the University of Arkansas, Cicely Peterson-Mangum of Drexel University, LaTonda Davis-Williams of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Tracey N. Foster of Johnson C. Smith University, Deborah Noble-Triplett of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Walter Clair of Vanderbilt 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.

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.

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.

Oral History Project on Richmond's Historic Fulton District Is Now Available Online

Oral History Project on Richmond’s Historic Fulton District Is Now Available Online

The predominantly Black Fulton district in the East End of the city of Richmond was razed during the 1970s as part of the city’s urban renewal project. Now Virginia Commonwealth University has made available online interviews from 32 former residents of the district.

Four Universities Appoint African Americans to Dean Posts

Four Universities Appoint African Americans to Dean Posts

The new deans are Eboni Pringle at Kent State University, Akel I. Kahera at Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus in Qatar, Lorna Le’Anne Shaw-Berbick at Kentucky State University, and John K. Davis at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

Until February 2015, Dr. Exum was vice provost for academic affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Earlier she held high level posts at Ohio University, Purdue University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Artist Uses Her Head to Win Top Prize in Art Competition

Artist Uses Her Head to Win Top Prize in Art Competition

Sonya Clark, chair of the department of craft and material studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, enlisted 12 hairstylists to craft her head into a work of art for the judges’ consideration.

 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 Clinical Trials, New Drug for Sickle-Cell Disease Shows Promise

In Clinical Trials, New Drug for Sickle-Cell Disease Shows Promise

The compound was originally developed by a team of researchers at the Institute for Structural Biology and Drug Discovery, a joint effort of the School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Tilahun Adera Named Provost at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri

Tilahun Adera Named Provost at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri

Dr. Adera, a native of Ethiopia, was the dean of the College of Health and Social Sciences at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Earlier he was a professor of epidemiology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Two High-Ranking African American University Administrators Announce Their Retirements

Two High-Ranking African American University Administrators Announce Their Retirements

John F. Knight Jr. has announced that he will retire from his post as executive vice president at Alabama State University and Delores Taylor, associate vice provost for enrollment services at Virginia Commonwealth University, also is stepping down.

Virginia Commonwealth University Unveils Exhibit of Civil Rights Era Photographs

Virginia Commonwealth University Unveils Exhibit of Civil Rights Era Photographs

The effort was launched with the hope that the public would help identify the people in the photographs so as to better understand their participation in the civil rights movement.

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.

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.

Virginia Commonwealth University Research Finds New Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

Virginia Commonwealth University Research Finds New Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

The new treatment, now scheduled for clinical trials, was developed by scientists at the Institute for Structural Biology and Drug Discovery, a joint effort of the School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University.