Three African Americans Take on New Roles in Higher Education

Patric David Simon was named director of athletics at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. For the past three years, he has been director of athletics at Langston University in Oklahoma. He has previously led athletics programs at Saint Paul’s College, Cheyney University, and Lincoln University of Missouri.

Simon is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He holds a master’s degree from Clark Atlanta University.

Cassandra Griggs was appointed director of alumni relations and alumni giving at Tennessee State University in Nashville. She has been director of annual giving since 2009 and has been on the staff for 16 years.

Griggs earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Tennessee State.

Camille Jones, an assistant professor of chemistry at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, was appointed to the U.S. National Committee for Crystallography. The committee promotes the advancement of the science of crystallography throughout the world.

Dr. Jones has been on the Hamilton College faculty since 2005. She is a graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis and holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Toledo.

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