Three Appointments to Administrative Positions

Halima Leak was named director of alumni relations and development at the School of Professional Studies of the City University of New York. She has previously held fundraising positions at Barnard College and New York University.

Leak is a graduate of Hampton University in Virginia. She holds a master’s degree in sociology from New York University and is currently a doctoral candidate in the higher education program at NYU.

Donna Elam was named director of the Tampa Bay Educational Partnership, a cooperative effort between the Hillsborough County Public Schools and the University of South Florida. Dr. Elam is the associate director for program development and external affairs for the David C. Anchin Center at the University of South Florida’s College of Education.

Dr. Elam is a graduate of York College in New York. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from New York University. She is the author of the children’s book Why They Marched: The Struggle for the Right to Vote.

Richard Briggance was named chief of police at Tennessee State University in Nashville. He served for 35 years in the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Since 2004, he has been director of campus safety and security at Meharry Medical College.

Briggance is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.

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