Three African American Women Named to Prestigious Posts in Higher Education

Marlene H. Helm was appointed vice president for academic affairs at Midway College in Midway, Kentucky. Helm joined Midway College in 2011 as chair of the Teacher Education Graduate Program. Previously, she was commissioner of social services for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

A graduate of Kentucky State University, Dr. Helm received a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from the University of Kentucky.

Belinda C. Anderson was named dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University. Dr. Anderson is the former president of Virginia Union University in Richmond. Earlier, she had served as professor and dean of the School of General and Continuing Education at Norfolk State.

Dr. Anderson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Radford University in Virginia and an educational doctorate from Virginia Tech.

Carolyn M. Tucker has been chosen as the inaugural holder of the Endowed Chair of Health Disparities Research at the University of Florida. The chair was made possible by a $1.5 million donation by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation. Professor Tucker is a professor of psychology at the University of Florida and is a term professor of health disparities at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Tucker is a summa cum laude graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Stony Brook University of the State University of New York system.

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