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Michael Tidwell to Be the Next President of the University of Texas at Tyler

Michael Tidwell to Be the Next President of the University of Texas at Tyler

Michael V. Tidwell has been named the sole finalist to become president of the University of Texas at Tyler. Under state law, the board must wait 21 days after the announcement to make the appointment official. Tidwell is dean of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University.

In Memoriam: S. Rudolph Martin Jr., 1935-2016

In Memoriam: S. Rudolph Martin Jr., 1935-2016

In 1970, Martin was one of 18 founding faculty members at Evergreen State College. During a 27-year career at Evergreen State, Dr. Martin served as academic dean and taught classes in the humanities and the arts. He retired in 1997.

Washington State University Honors Its Late President

Washington State University Honors Its Late President

Washington State University in Pullman has announced that it will name its new cultural center after its late president, Elson S. Floyd. Dr. Floyd, who became president of the university in 2007, died in June 2015 from colon cancer.

In Memoriam: Terry Kershaw, 1952-2015

In Memoriam: Terry Kershaw, 1952-2015

Dr. Kershaw was a professor of Africana studies at the University of Cincinnati. Before joining the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 2009, Professor Kershaw led the Africana studies program and was the director of the Center for Race and Social Policy at Virginia Tech.

Honors and Awards for African Americans in Higher Education

Honors and Awards for African Americans in Higher Education

The honorees are Twyla J. Cummings of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Tiana Clark of Vanderbilt University, Elson S. Floyd, the late president of Washington State University, and Brenda Y. Cartwright of Winston-Salem State University.

Bernard Oliver Is the New Dean of Education at United Arab Emirates University

Bernard Oliver Is the New Dean of Education at United Arab Emirates University

Dr. Oliver has been serving as a professor of educational leadership and policy at the University of Florida. Earlier in this career, he held the Ewing Kauffman Chair at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

In Memoriam: Elson S. Floyd (1956-2015)

In Memoriam: Elson S. Floyd (1956-2015)

Elson S. Floyd, president of Washington State University since 2007, has died from complications of colon cancer. Earlier this month he had taken a medical leave of absence. Dr. Floyd became the 10th president of Washington State University in May 2007.

In Memoriam: Charles Ullman Smith, 1926-2015

In Memoriam: Charles Ullman Smith, 1926-2015

C.U. Smith was a civil rights leader and a long-time faculty member at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. During his nearly half century at Florida A&M, Dr. Smith served as chair of the department of sociology and dean of graduate studies.

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.

Elson Floyd to Remain as President of Washington State University Through 2021

Elson Floyd to Remain as President of Washington State University Through 2021

President Floyd’s contract was not due to expire until 2016 but the board decided to add five years to the term of the agreement due to Dr. Floyd’s “exemplary service.” He has served as president since May 2007.

Cheryl Henderson Is Among the Finalists for Key Fundraising Post at New Mexico State University

Cheryl Henderson Is Among the Finalists for Key Fundraising Post at New Mexico State University

Currently, Cheryl Harrelson is the associate vice president for annual and special gifts, stewardship, and special events for the Washington State University Foundation.

Two African Americans in New Roles at Washington State University

Two African Americans in New Roles at Washington State University

Paul Pitre was named the first academic dean at the the North Puget Sound campus and Lynne Varner was named associate vice president for public affairs.

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 in New Administrative Posts

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts

The five taking on new responsibilities are Brenda Malone at the University of North Carolina, Lorraine Flemming at Howard University, Clevell Roseboro at Lincoln University, Ralph Johnson at Xavier University, and Turea Eriwon of Washington State University.

An Academic Redshirt Program in Washington State

An Academic Redshirt Program in Washington State

Under the redshirt program, entering students will take five years to complete their bachelor’s degree in a STEM field. The program is targeted at students who are eligible for the federal Pell Grant program.

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.

Study Examines the Mental Health of Black Women Community College Students Who Lived Through Hurricane Katrina

Study Examines the Mental Health of Black Women Community College Students Who Lived Through Hurricane Katrina

Nearly five years after the hurricane, a third of the women still showed signs of post-traumatic stress.