Seven African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Duties

Anthony Morton was promoted to director of corporate philanthropy in the Division of Development and Alumni Affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit. He was assistant director of corporate and foundation relations.

Morton is a native of Detroit and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications at Wayne State University.

Karethy Edwards was named associate dean for academic programs at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Edwards was a professor and co-director of the Center for Cultural Competency and Healthcare Excellence at the University of Oklahoma. She is co-editor of the Journal of Cultural Diversity.

Dr. Edwards is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma. She holds a master’s degree and a doctor of public health degree from the University of Oklahoma. And she completed a post-master’s nurse practitioner certificate program from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Anastasia Boles was appointed to the faculty at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She will begin teaching this fall. Currently, she is a faculty fellow at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego.

Professor Boles is a graduate of Stanford University and the Columbia University School of Law.

Milton Coleman, senior editor of the Washington Post, was selected as the first University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Foundation Fellow. Coleman received a bachelor’s degree in music history and literature from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Reginald McDonald, associate professor of music and associate director of bands, was named acting director of bands at Tennessee State University.  McDonald has been on the faculty at Tennessee State for 11 years after teaching in the Georgia public schools.

A graduate of Alabama State University, Dr. McDonald holds a master’s degree in music education from the University of West Georgia, and a doctorate in music education from the University of Alabama.

Angela Stewart, archivist at the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University in Mississippi, has been chosen as interim project manager for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, which will be constructed in downtown Jackson.

Stewart is a graduate of Alcorn State University and holds a master’s degree in public history from Kent State University in Ohio.

Gale E. Gibson was recently named senior vice president for academic affairs at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey. She was the founding dean of the College of Freshman Studies and professor in the department of student affairs and services at Medgar Ever College in Brooklyn, part of the City University of New York system.

Dr. Gibson hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York system. She earned an educational doctorate at North Carolina State University.

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  1. So very proud of these African American educators. Keep up the great work. Dr. Gale Gibson, may God continue to bless you and your family. We love you and support you in all you do.

    The D’Avilar and Kellman Families

  2. It’s great seeing so many African-American professionals in higher education progressing so well in their respectice careers. Kudos to Angela Stewart a fellow Alcornite who is now a Project Manager for the newly established Mississippi Civil Rights Museum to be built in Jackson and Anthony Morton taking on new duties at Wayne State University in my hometown of Detroit, MI.

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