Appointments and Promotions

Torian Lee was named director of The Center for Intercultural and International Programs at Xavier University in New Orleans. He will be in charge of the university’s study abroad programs. Before coming to Xavier, Lee served on the history and criminal justice faculty at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.

Lee is a graduate of Virginia State University and the law school at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Benjamin Davis, an award-winning broadcast journalist, was named the CBS Howard Dow Visiting Professor at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

Dow was a long-time CBS correspondent who died in 2010. CBS is funding the visiting professorship for three years in Dow’s honor.

Dalton H. McAfee, extension administrator at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, was elected to the board of directors of the American Distance Education Consortium.

A graduate of Alcorn State, Dr. McAfee holds a master’s degree from Tuskegee University and a doctorate from Ohio State University.

Curtis Byrd was named assistant dean of graduate studies at Clark Atlanta University. Since 2009, Byrd has been the associate director of the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Florida.

Byrd holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Iowa State University.

Obie Clayton Jr. was named the inaugural holder of the Donald L. Hollowell Distingushed Professorship of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies at the University of Georgia. He was director of the Morehouse Research Institute at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Dr. Clayton is a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Emory University. Professor Clayton is the editor of An American Dilemma Revisited: Race Relations in a Changing World.

Folashade Agusto was appointed assistant professor of mathematics at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She has been conducting research on aquatic systems in Africa.

Dr. Agusto holds a Ph.D. in mathematical sciences from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria.

Nakita Cropper is the new director of the Drug Information Center at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. The center was created to provide information on drugs to the public and healthcare professionals.

Dr. Cropper holds bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in pharmacy from Howard University.

Judy Lucas Wilson was named director of the Upward Bound program at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.  She was the director of youth programs at the YWCA.

Wilson is a graduate of East Carolina University and holds a master’s degree in adult education from North Carolina A&T State University.

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