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T. Ramon Stuart Named Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

T. Ramon Stuart Named Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

Dr. Stuart has been serving as associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at the university. He will begin serving as provost on May 16. Dr. Stuart formerly served on the faculty at West Virginia State Community and Technical College.

Three Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Three Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Lynnette Overby, a theatre professor at the University of Delaware, was named deputy director of community engagement. Ian B.K. Martin will join the faculty at West Virginia University and Tasia M. Smith is a new hire at the University of Oregon.

New Online Archive to Document History of Black World War I Veterans

New Online Archive to Document History of Black World War I Veterans

The new website being put together by faculty and students at the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University will allow users to visit memorials to Black veterans around the world through virtual reality.

Morgan State and West Virginia University Students Team Up for Journalism Project

Morgan State and West Virginia University Students Team Up for Journalism Project

Students from each school traveled with faculty members to Selma, Alabama, and used photographs, videos, and the written word to tell stories from the city past as well as investigating the community’s present and hopes for the future.

New Effort Aims to Increase Diversity Among Academic Librarians

New Effort Aims to Increase Diversity Among Academic Librarians

American University in Washington, D.C., the University of Iowa, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University are hiring resident librarians from diverse backgrounds in the early stages of their careers for a three-year period.

The New President of Hennepin Technical College in Minnesota

The New President of Hennepin Technical College in Minnesota

Merrill Irving Jr. recently became president of the largest technical college in Minnesota serving 10,000 students at campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie. African Americans make up 21 percent of the student body.

The New Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Central Florida

The New Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Central Florida

Elizabeth A. Dooley will also hold the title of vice provost of teaching and learning at the university. Since 2009 Dr. Dooley has been associate provost for undergraduate academic affairs at West Virginia University.

West Virginia University Receives Donation of Artwork Depicting Racial Injustice

West Virginia University Receives Donation of Artwork Depicting Racial Injustice

Harvey and Jennifer Peyton are donating a series of paintings to the Art Museum of West Virginia University that deal with racial injustice in the 1930s to the 1960s.

New Teaching Posts for Six African American Scholars

New Teaching Posts for Six African American Scholars

The appointees are Christena Cleveland at Bethel University, Jacquelyn Taylor at Yale, Andrea Washington-Brown at West Virginia University, Blanche Cooke at Wayne State, Eric L. De Barros at Clark University, and Emmett D. Carson at Indiana University.

Appointment News: Five African Americans Assuming New Administrative Roles

Appointment News: Five African Americans Assuming New Administrative Roles

The appointees are James A. Felton III at Anne Arundel Community College, Charles Gaines at the University of Arkansas, David Fryson at West Virginia University, Mia Henry at Kalamazoo College and Rodney D. Chism at Fayetteville State University.

This Week's Appointments of African Americans to Key Posts in Higher Education Administration

This Week’s Appointments of African Americans to Key Posts in Higher Education Administration

Taking on new administrative roles are Venessa Funches, Nancy L. Jones, Michael A. Ellington, Michael Williams, Kenyatta Tatum Futterman, Zella Palmer, Loretta A. Moore, Angela Simmons, and Marquetta Faulkner.

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.

New Alliance Seeks to Boost Black and Other Minorities in STEM Fields

New Alliance Seeks to Boost Black and Other Minorities in STEM Fields

Under the program, nine colleges and universities in Kentucky and West Virginia will seek to increase the percentage of minority students in STEM disciplines by 15 percent by 2016.

The New Leader of West Virginia University Libraries

The New Leader of West Virginia University Libraries

Jon E. Cawthorne was named dean of libraries at West Virginia University. He has been serving as the associate dean for public services and assessment at Florida State University Libraries.

Two African Americans Are Finalists for Dean of Libraries at West Virginia University

Two African Americans Are Finalists for Dean of Libraries at West Virginia University

Jon E. Cawthorne is the associate dean for public services and assessment at Florida State University Libraries and Janice Welburn is dean of University Libraries at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

National Bar Association Names an Award to Honor a West Virginia University Administrator

National Bar Association Names an Award to Honor a West Virginia University Administrator

The Major General Kenneth D. Gray Excellence in Jurisprudence Award will recognize a leader, jurist, or practitioner who has exhibited distinctive and exemplary service to their community and or nation.

Nine Black Academics Taking on New Administrative Roles

Nine Black Academics Taking on New Administrative Roles

The new appointees are Monica Boyd, Stephen L. McDaniel, Alan Robertson Sr., Tanya Freeman, Tara A. Brooks, Brandon P. Brown, Marcus Clark, Ashiwel Undieh, and Scott Jackson Dantley.

Dana Brooks Appointed to Third Term as Dean at West Virginia University

Dana Brooks Appointed to Third Term as Dean at West Virginia University

Dana D. Brooks was named interim dean of what is now the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences in 1992 and appointed dean a year later. He continues to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses at the university.

Mark Winston Is a Finalist for Dean of Libraries at West Virginia University

Mark Winston Is a Finalist for Dean of Libraries at West Virginia University

Mark Winston is assistant chancellor and director of the John Cotton Dana Library on the Newark campus of Rutgers University. Previously, he served on the Rutgers faculty and on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Two African American Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two African American Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Franklin D. Cleckley was honored by West Virginia University where he has taught for 44 years and Donna Y. Ford of Vanderbilt University won the Faculty Achievement Award from the Southeastern Conference.

Three African Americans in New Teaching Positions

Three African Americans in New Teaching Positions

Lois Brown was granted tenure at Wesleyan University. Jeffrey Redding is teaching choral conducting at West Virginia University and Loretta J. Ross is activist-in-residence at Smith College.

Two African Americans Taking on New Administrative Jobs in Higher Education

Two African Americans Taking on New Administrative Jobs in Higher Education

Rudolph Hamilton Green was named vice president and chief compliance officer at the University of Miami and Nichelle Perkins is deputy diversity officer at West Virginia University.

Large Increase in Black Enrollments at West Virginia University

Large Increase in Black Enrollments at West Virginia University

There are 1,180 African American students on campus, an increase of 101 students, or 9.4 percent from a year ago. African Americans make up about 4 percent of the study body. Blacks are 3.5 percent of the West Virginia population.

Seven African Americans Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The new appointees are Carla Boutin-Foster, Chacona W. Johnson, Margaret Stephens, David Fryson, Jame’l Hodges, Ashley Robinson, and George Keith Martin.

Appointments of African Americans to Key Posts in Higher Education

Appointments of African Americans to Key Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of appointments of Black Americans to administrative and faculty positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

Two African American Women Honored by the International Reading Association

Two African American Women Honored by the International Reading Association

Patricia Edwards of Michigan State University and Charline Barnes Rowland of West Virginia University will be honored at the group’s annual meeting in Chicago which convenes in April.

New University Positions for a Half Dozen African Americans

New University Positions for a Half Dozen African Americans

Here is news of six African Americans who are assuming new duties in higher education.

At West Virginia University, Black Enrollments Exceed Parity With the Black Percentage of the State's Population

At West Virginia University, Black Enrollments Exceed Parity With the Black Percentage of the State’s Population

Black enrollments are up 7.7 percent this year compared to an overall increase of just over one percent.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Mercy Eyadiel was appointed executive director for employment development in the Office of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was director of alumni and career services at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Previously she was the director of alumni relations and development at Vanderbilt University. • Charles […]