Here is this week’s roundup of news of African Americans who have been appointed to administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Wilberforce University related articles
In June 2014, Wilberforce University was issued a “show-cause order” by its accrediting agency that required the HBCU to present its case as to why its accreditation should not be withdrawn. That order has now been lifted.
The “Buckeye Connection at Wilberforce” will offer research training internship opportunities in higher education studies at Ohio State University for undergraduate students at historically Black Wilberforce University.
Dr. Freeman previously served as president of Martin University in Indianapolis and Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. She has a difficult job ahead as Wilberforce has until December to show why its accreditation should not be revoked.
At a recent national alumni conference, $400,000 was donated to help the school financially and another $1.4 million was pledged. With overall debt of $23 million, a lot more work needs to be done to shore up the university’s finances.
Wilberforce University in Ohio has been issued a “show-cause order” that requires the institution to present its case as to why its accreditation should not be withdrawn. The university has until December 15 to respond to the accrediting agency.
Wilberforce University in Ohio has announced that a four-person transition team made up of members of the board of trustees will lead the institution when President Patricia Hardaway retires in December.
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.
Ira T. Wiggins, C. Garnett Henning, and Geoffrey Canada are honored.
The HBCU has signed an agreement with Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, the U.S. Department of Energy’s contractor for the decontamination and decommissioning of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.
Students and faculty at Bowie State University, Howard University, and Wilberforce University will gain access to internships, mentoring, research projects, and employment opportunities.