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New University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

New University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

Appointed to new administrative posts are Azmera Hammouri-Davis at Tufts University, Edward Louis Hill Jr. at Harris-Stowe State University, Rachel James-Terry at Jackson State University, Keiko Price at Emory University, Rickey N. McCurry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Kimberly Reese at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Xavier University's New African American and African Diasporic Cultures Studies Degree Program

Xavier University’s New African American and African Diasporic Cultures Studies Degree Program

The new program will allow the university’s students to delve fully into the lived experiences of Black Americans and people of the African diaspora.

Anderson Sunda-Meya Wins the Excellence in Physics Education Award

Anderson Sunda-Meya Wins the Excellence in Physics Education Award

Anderson Sunda-Meya, the Norwood Endowed Professor of Physics and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University in New Orleans, has been awarded the 2021 Excellence in Physics Education Award from the American Physical Society.

Xavier University of Louisiana Expands Partnership With the U.S. Coast Guard

Xavier University of Louisiana Expands Partnership With the U.S. Coast Guard

Historically Black Xavier University of Louisiana has announced an agreement with the U.S. Coast Guard will provide tuition assistance to Xavier students as well as research opportunities for faculty members at the university.

Study Finds That a Black Doctor Lessens the Infant Mortality Rate for Black Babies

Study Finds That a Black Doctor Lessens the Infant Mortality Rate for Black Babies

New research from the scholars at the University of Minnesota, George Mason University, and Harvard University finds that Black newborns’ in-hospital death rate is a third lower when Black newborns are cared for by Black physicians rather than White physicians.

In Memoriam: Paul L. Gaines, 1932-2020

In Memoriam: Paul L. Gaines, 1932-2020

In 1958, Gaines earned a master’s degree in counseling at what is now Bridgewater State University and that same year joined the staff at the educational institution as assistant to the president for minority affairs and affirmative action.

A Handful of African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

A Handful of African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Appointed to new positions are William H. Robinson at Vanderbilt University, Morgan D. Kirby at Texas Southern University, Shearon Roberts at Xavier University of Louisiana, Artel Great at San Francisco State University, and Herman Beavers at the University of Pennsylvania.

Xavier University of Louisiana Debuts a Physician Assistant Degree Program

Xavier University of Louisiana Debuts a Physician Assistant Degree Program

This new program makes Xavier one of four colleges in Louisiana, one of two in New Orleans, and one of only three historically Black colleges and universities in the nation to offer a physician assistant program. Xavier University now offers 12 master’s degree programs.

Medical School at Michigan State to Provide Admission Pipeline for Xavier University Students

Medical School at Michigan State to Provide Admission Pipeline for Xavier University Students

The Mission SMART (SpartanMD Acceptance Realization Track) will provide Xavier University students with academic advising and the students will be enrolled in a program of enriching clinical and service experiences in preparation for admission to Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine.

Xavier University of Louisiana Debuts New Master's Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology

Xavier University of Louisiana Debuts New Master’s Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology

The new master’s degree program in speech-language pathology will play a significant role in the university’s efforts to respectfully and compassionately address the speech, hearing, and language difficulties across diverse communities.

Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new roles are Bevlee Watford at Virginia Tech, Oladele Ogunseitan at the University of California, Irvine, Camelia Okpodu at Xavier University of Louisiana, Berneece Hebert at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Anthony Donaldson at the University of the South, and Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson at Hampton University.

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

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

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.

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.

Xavier University Creates Pre-Pharmacy Pathway Program for High School Students

Xavier University Creates Pre-Pharmacy Pathway Program for High School Students

Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Certificate of Pre-Pharmacy Studies, a Gold Seal on their high school diploma, and preferred admission to the Xavier College of Pharmacy

Xavier University in New Orleans Promotes Four Black Faculty Members

Xavier University in New Orleans Promotes Four Black Faculty Members

Xavier University of Louisiana, the historically Black educational institution in New Orleans that is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church has announced the promotion of eight faculty members. Four of these promotions went to Black scholars. They are Lamartine Meda, Circecie Olatunji, Anderson Sunda-Meya, and Brian Turner.

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.

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.

The Next Dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Indianapolis

The Next Dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Indianapolis

Dr. Torrey Wilson has been serving as associate professor of clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology of Argosy University. Earlier in his career, Dr. Wilson was department chair for clinical psychology at Adler University in Chicago.

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.

Dereck Rovaris Named President of American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

Dereck Rovaris Named President of American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

Since 2014, Dereck J. Rovaris Sr. has served as vice provost for diversity at Louisiana State University. Earlier, he was associate vice chancellor for academic and multicultural affairs at the Louisiana State University Heath Sciences Center in New Orleans.

Xavier University of Louisiana Teams Up With the University of Southern California

Xavier University of Louisiana Teams Up With the University of Southern California

Xavier University of Louisiana has partnered with the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California to create a pipeline program for students studying physical therapy. Xavier students can apply to the program in the spring of their sophomore year.

Larissa Littleton-Steib Named Chancellor of Delgado Community College in New Orleans

Larissa Littleton-Steib Named Chancellor of Delgado Community College in New Orleans

Since 2016, Dr. Littleton-Steib has served as chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College in Louisiana. Earlier in her career, she served in various roles at Delgado Community College including vice chancellor of workforce development and dean of technical education.

Norman C. Francis Receives the 2019 Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame

Norman C. Francis Receives the 2019 Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame

Established at the University of Notre Dame in 1883, the Laetare Medal was conceived as an American counterpart of the Golden Rose, a papal honor that dates from the 11th century. The award honors an individual who “has ennobled the arts and sciences, illustrated the ideals of the Church, and enriched the heritage of humanity.”

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.

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.

Carmen Walter Named President of Tougaloo College in Mississippi

Carmen Walter Named President of Tougaloo College in Mississippi

For the past six years, Dr. Walter has served as an administrator at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, most recently as the executive vice president of enrollment management, student success, and institutional relations. Prior to that, she was an administrator at Delgado Community College in New Orleans.

Xavier University to Help Minority Business Owners Get Natural Disaster Clean-Up Contracts

Xavier University to Help Minority Business Owners Get Natural Disaster Clean-Up Contracts

The Minority Business Enterprises Readiness Project is an initiative focused on disseminating pertinent information about disaster preparedness and about obtaining disaster related contracts to minority owned businesses.

Xavier University of Louisiana Changes Core Curriculum and Adds Degree Programs

Xavier University of Louisiana Changes Core Curriculum and Adds Degree Programs

The new core curriculum reduces the mandated course requirements from 60 hours to 40 hours. The streamlined core curriculum offers students greater opportunities to pursue minor degrees, certificates, double majors, and to take classes outside of their chosen degree path.

Undergraduate Institutions That Feed the Most Black Students to U.S. Medical Schools

Undergraduate Institutions That Feed the Most Black Students to U.S. Medical Schools

In the 2017 academic year, 118 graduates of Howard University in Washington, D.C., applied to U.S. medical schools. This was the most in the nation. Xavier University of Louisiana, with a much smaller number of total graduates, ranked second and had 103 students apply to medical schools.

Two Universities Announced the Appointment of African American Deans

Two Universities Announced the Appointment of African American Deans

Sandra Miles will be the next dean of students and vice provost for student affairs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Camelia Moses Okpodu was appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans.

Beyoncé  Establishes New Scholarship Program for Students at HBCUs

Beyoncé Establishes New Scholarship Program for Students at HBCUs

One student at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Xavier University in New Orleans, Wilberforce University in Ohio, and Bethune-Cookman University in Dayton Beach, Florida, will receive a $25,000 scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year.

Loan Forgiveness for Four HBCUs Devastated by Hurricane Katrina

Loan Forgiveness for Four HBCUs Devastated by Hurricane Katrina

The recent budget deal that ended the brief government shutdown included an important provision for four historically Black colleges and universities that suffered considerable damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Jerryl Briggs Appointed the Eighth President of Mississippi Valley State University

Jerryl Briggs Appointed the Eighth President of Mississippi Valley State University

This past June, Jerryl Briggs was appointed acting president of Mississippi Valley State University when the then president William B. Bynum, left to become president of Jackson State University. Now Dr. Briggs has been selected to serve in the role on a permanent basis.

Xavier University of Louisiana Announces New Academic Programs

Xavier University of Louisiana Announces New Academic Programs

The university is adding an undergraduate major in neuroscience, a minor degree program in cognitive neuroscience, a minor degree program in bioethics, and a new crime and social justice concentration for undergraduate majors in sociology.

The New Chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College

The New Chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College

Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib has been serving as vice chancellor for workforce development and technical education at Delgado Community College in Slidell, Louisiana. She will become chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College on January 2.

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.