Bonnie Newman Davis was named to the News & Record-Janice Bryant Howroyd Endowed Professorship in the department of journalism and mass communication at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She was an associate professor of journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University. Previously, she was director of university communications at Virginia Union University in Richmond. Professor Davis has professional experience with a large number of newspapers, particularly the Richmond-Times Dispatch and the Richmond News Leader.
Professor Davis was recently chosen as the Journalism Educator of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. Professor Davis is a 1979 graduate of North Carolina A&T State University.
Linda Silver Coley was appointed chair of the department of marketing, transportation, and supply chain at the university. She is an associate professor in the department.
Dr. Coley is a graduate of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She holds a master’s degree in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, and a Ph.D. in marketing and supply chain management from the University of Cincinnati.