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Four African Americans Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Four African Americans Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new faculty roles are C. Vanessa White at Xavier University in New Orleans, Rufus Bonds Jr. at Syracuse University in New York, Tia-Simone Gardner at Macaleter College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Tiffany Wright at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Maria Madison at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, Rick W. Smith Sr. at Pennsylvania Regional College, Antionette Marbray at Stevenson University in Maryland, Philip D. Adams at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Shenna M. Woods at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

Six HBCUs Receive Major Donations From Wife of Amazon Founder

Six HBCUs Receive Major Donations From Wife of Amazon Founder

MacKenzie Scott donated $40 million to Howard University and $30 million to Hampton University. Tuskegee University, Xavier University in New Orleans, and Morehouse College each received $20 million. Spelman College, the United Negro College Fund, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund also received donations.

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Taking on new duties are Anderson Sunda-Meya at Xavier University in New Orleans, Julianne Vernon at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Malika Jeffries-EL at Boston University, and John Brown at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Gilda Barabino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering

Gilda Barabino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering

A respected researcher in the study of sickle cell disease, Dr. Barabino became dean of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York in 2013. She also serves as the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor at City College.

Xavier University of Louisiana Will Explore Creating a Catholic University in Arizona

Xavier University of Louisiana Will Explore Creating a Catholic University in Arizona

Xavier University and St. Michael Indian School in St. Michaels, Arizona will join forces to determine the possibility of creating a Catholic university in Arizona to serve members of the Navajo Nation. Both Xavier University and St. Michael Indian School were founded by Saint Katherine Drexel.

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

The four Black faculty members who are taking on new roles are Ravi Perry at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Kathleen Dorsey Bellow at Xavier University in New Orleans, Narketta Sparkman-Key at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and Rodney Priestly at Princeton University in New Jersey.

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.

In Memoriam: Henry J. Durand Jr., 1948-2018

In Memoriam: Henry J. Durand Jr., 1948-2018

Dr. Durand began his career at the University at Buffalo in 1990. He held many positions throughout his tenure, ultimately becoming senior associate vice provost of academic affairs and executive director of Cora P. Maloney College.

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.

Xavier University of Louisiana Experiences a Surge in Student Enrollments

Xavier University of Louisiana Experiences a Surge in Student Enrollments

The 2018 entering class includes 866 new first-year students and 71 new transfer students, making it the largest entering class since 2010. Total enrollment for Xavier University is now 3,231 students, which is the highest overall enrollment since 2011.

In Memoriam: Mildred Ollee, 1934-2018

In Memoriam: Mildred Ollee, 1934-2018

Mildred Ollee served as president of Seattle Central Community College in Washington State from 2003 to 2010. She worked in higher education for over 40 years.

Three African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Ashley Daniels at Xavier University in New Orleans, Joan Nelson at Rice University in Houston, and Timothy F. McMullen at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Xavier University Announces the Creation of the Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit

Xavier University Announces the Creation of the Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit

The new center will be an intellectual and physical convening place for research, teaching, community engagement, and debate on issues related to race-based inequities, social identity production, and power relations.

Seven African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities

Seven African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities

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.

Alcorn State University Ranks First Among HBCUs in Student Experience Rankings

Alcorn State University Ranks First Among HBCUs in Student Experience Rankings

Alcorn State University in Mississippi finished with the highest student satisfaction rating of any HBCU in the country. This pushed Alcorn State to seventh overall on the Best HBCUs list compiled by College Consensus.

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.

College Choice Offers Its Take on the Nation's Best HBCUs

College Choice Offers Its Take on the Nation’s Best HBCUs

College Choice.com, which ranks colleges and universities on a wide range of criteria, recently released its rankings of the 50 Best HBCUs. Howard University, Spelman College, Hampton University, Huston-Tillotson University, and Xavier University held the top spots.

Jerryl Briggs Named Acting President of Mississippi Valley State University

Jerryl Briggs Named Acting President of Mississippi Valley State University

Dr. Briggs has been serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Mississippi Valley State University. Earlier, Dr. Briggs was vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

In Memoriam: Anna Louise Cherrie Epps, 1930-2017

In Memoriam: Anna Louise Cherrie Epps, 1930-2017

In 1997 Dr. Epps was named dean of the School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College, making her not only Meharry’s first female dean of the medical school, but also the only African-American woman with a Ph.D. to become dean of a U.S. medical school.

Xavier University Begins Partnership With the University of Antilles

Xavier University Begins Partnership With the University of Antilles

Historically Black Xavier University in New Orleans has entered into a partnership agreement with the University of Antilles that has campuses on the French-speaking Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

HBCUs Team Up to Train K-12 Teachers in the Science of Space Exploration

HBCUs Team Up to Train K-12 Teachers in the Science of Space Exploration

The STEM STARS Institute, devoted to enhance science education in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi, is a cooperative partnership between Jackson State University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff.

Xavier University's Innovative New Teacher Residency Program

Xavier University’s Innovative New Teacher Residency Program

The new teacher residency program is based on the successful formal used by medical schools. Students in the program will receive extensive training in the public schools under the supervision of a mentor and take traditional coursework leading to a master’s degree in teaching.

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

Hampton University, Mississippi Valley State University, Dillard University, Alcorn State University, Kentucky State University, Bethune-Cookman University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Xavier University have all reported impressive gains in enrollments.

In Memoriam: Blanche Macdonald Francis, 1925-2015

In Memoriam: Blanche Macdonald Francis, 1925-2015

A former instructor of modern dance at two universities, Blanche Macdonald Francis was the “First Lady” of Xavier University in New Orleans for more than 45 years.

Good News! Enrollments Are Up at Some HBCUs

Good News! Enrollments Are Up at Some HBCUs

While some historically Black colleges and universities have seen significant enrollment declines in recent years, there has been good news on enrollments at many of the nation’s HBCUs.

New Roles for Three Black Faculty Members

New Roles for Three Black Faculty Members

Taking on new duties are KiTani Parker Lemieux at Xavier University of Louisiana, Darby English at the University of Chicago, and Kerry L. Haynie at Duke University in North Carolina.

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.

Xavier University of Louisiana Names Its Next President

Xavier University of Louisiana Names Its Next President

Since 2012, C. Reynold Verret has served as provost and chief academic officer at Savannah State University in Georgia. On July 1, he will replace Norman C. Francis who has led Xavier University since 1968.

New Educational Doctoral Program Getting Underway at Xavier University

New Educational Doctoral Program Getting Underway at Xavier University

The new program, which recently received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, will focus on urban education and school turnaround strategies and methods.

Norman Francis Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Council on Education

Norman Francis Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Council on Education

Norman C. Francis has been president of Xavier University of Louisiana since 1968. He is the longest-tenured university president in the United States. For his service he will be honored in March by the American Council on 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.

Loren Blanchard Named Executive Vice Chancellor for the California State University System

Loren Blanchard Named Executive Vice Chancellor for the California State University System

Dr. Blanchard has been serving as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Xavier University in New Orleans. He is the first person to serve as provost at Xavier. Dr Blanchard will take on his new role in July.

National Institutes of Health Funds Major New Diversity Effort in Biomedical Research

National Institutes of Health Funds Major New Diversity Effort in Biomedical Research

The 12 universities awarded grants will develop approaches to training and mentoring to encourage students from underrepresented groups to enter into and stay in research careers.

Norman Francis Announces He Will Retire From the Presidency of Xavier University

Norman Francis Announces He Will Retire From the Presidency of Xavier University

An icon of American higher education, Norman C. Francis is the longest-tenured serving university president in the United States with nearly 47 years as head of the nation’s only HBCU affiliated with the Catholic Church.

Xavier University of Louisiana Establishes a New Doctoral Program

Xavier University of Louisiana Establishes a New Doctoral Program

The board of trustees of Xavier University of Louisiana has approved the establishment of a doctorate in educational leadership degree program. The new degree program will focus on urban education and turning around poor-performing schools.