Jackson State University in Mississippi recently opened a commercial art gallery near the university. In addition to showing art from the university’s permanent collection, Gallery 1 will display local and national artists. The gallery will also sell handmade items from artisans from Uganda. Lectures and cultural events will also be held at Gallery 1. The gallery is funded by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Jackson State University Opens Commercial Art Gallery
Leon Prieto, Kofi Afrifah, and Andrea Moore have been appointed to new academic positions at Clayton University, Bowie State University, and Savannah State University, respectively.
Through three restoration grants totaling $2 million, the Rosenwald Practice School and Principal House will be fully restored, becoming the new home for the Northeastern North Carolina African American Research and Cultural Heritage Institute.
Here is this week’s roundup of African American who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@JBHE.com.
“There are direct relations to the research we do in the College of Engineering and the mission purpose of Collins Aerospace,” said Stephanie Luster-Teasley, interim dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. “Being able to partner with Collins really gives our students the opportunities for hands-on research at each level – undergraduate and graduate.”