Honors for Four African American College Officials

Brandon P. Brown, vice president of institutional advancement at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, was named to receive the Legacy Award for outstanding service to higher education from the United Negro College Fund’s NAC/PAC Leadership Conference.

Brown is a graduate of Paine College and earned a master’s degree from Webster University in St. Louis.

Zina McGee, Endowed Professor of Sociology at Hampton University, will receive the 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Virginia State Council of Higher Education.

Dr. McGee has been on the faculty at Hampton for nearly 19 years. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of New Orleans and a Ph.D. in sociology from Tulane University.

Roderick J. McDavis, president of Ohio University in Athens, received the Silas Hunt Legacy Award from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Davis was honored for his tenure as professor and dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas.

Dr. McDavis has been president of Ohio University since 2004. He is a graduate of Ohio University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Dayton and a doctorate in counselor education and higher education administration from the University of Toledo.

Rosie Phillips Bingham, vice president for student affairs at the University of Memphis, received the university’s Authur S. Holman Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been an administrator at the university since 1985.

Dr. Bingham is a graduate of Elmhurst College in Illinois. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in counseling psychology from Ohio State University.


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