New Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

Maria Baxter-Nuamah was appointed director of advancement relations at Minnesota State University in Mankato. She has been serving as director of African American affairs in the office of institutional diversity at the university. In her new position, Baxter-Nuamah will direct outreach efforts to alumni who have not participated in recent development efforts and she will develop strategies for working with alumni of color and international alumni.

Stephen Ekunwe, professor of biology at Jackson State University in Mississippi, was elected as a fellow of the African Scientific Institute. There are currently 553 ASI Fellows from 41 countries. Professor Ekunwe was honored for his achievements in cellular and molecular biology, particularly in colon and prostate cancer research.

Dr. Ekunwe holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Jackson State. He holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from Michigan State University. He joined the faculty at Jackson State in 1998.

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Hampton University in Virginia has welcome Aunjanue Ellis as artist-in-residence for the spring semester. Ellis, who appeared in the hit movie, The Help, and many other films is teaching two courses this semester, ‘The Entertainment Industry in the New Millennium” and “The Actor at Work.”

Ellis studied at Tougaloo College in Mississippi but transferred to Brown University where she earned a bachelor’s degree. She studied acting in the graduate drama program at New York University.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Three African Americans Appointed to New Academic Positions

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.

Historic HBCU Landmark Revitalized Through National Park Service Grant

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.

Five Black Leaders Appointed to Administrative Positions

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.

North Carolina A&T University Establishes Research Partnership with Collins Aerospace

“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.”

Featured Jobs