Three African American Women Appointed to New Roles in Higher Education

Jena Baker-Calloway was appointed director of the Michigan State University Detroit Center. She was a community health educator, academic research liason, and community grant consultant for Wayne State University.

Baker-Calloway holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master of public health degree from the University of Michigan.

Rita J. Teal was named interim vice president of academic affairs at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. She has been serving as executive director of Institutional Effectiveness.

Dr. Teal has 30 years of administrative and teaching experience in higher education.

M. Evelyn Fields, associate professor of early childhood education and development at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, was appointed to the board of directors of the National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates. Dr. Fields is the immediate past president of the faculty senate at South Carolina State University.

Dr. Fields holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of South Carolina.

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