Five African Americans Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Deborah Buchanan is the new vice president for academic affairs at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee. She has been serving as chair of the college’s division of liberal studies and education.

A native of Pittsburgh, Dr. Buchanan is a summa cum laude graduate of Howard University. She holds a Ph.D. in theology and culture from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Earl Wright II, associate professor of Africana studies at the University of Cincinnati, was voted president-elect of the Association of Black Sociologists. He was also named president-elect of the Mid-South Sociological Association. He has been on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati since 2010. He previously taught at Fisk University, Texas Southern University, and the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Wright holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Memphis. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Nebraska.

Edward Adams Jr. was elected to a four-year term on the board of trustees of Rice University in Houston. Adams is a partner at the law firm Fulbright and Jaworski. He joined the firm in 1995.

Adams is a 1991 graduate of Rice University and holds a juris doctorate from Stanford Law School.

Harold Tate was named vice president of capital projects and facility services at Tuskegee University in Alabama. He is the former vice president of building and grounds at Alabama State University in Montgomery. From 1999 to 2007, Tate was director of the State of Alabama Building Commission.

Tate holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Tuskegee University.

Stephanie Chatman, director of admissions and enrollment management at Jackson State University in Mississippi, was chosen to serve on the National Guidance and Admission Assembly Council of The College Board. She is the only representative from a HBCU on the 23-member advisory board.

Chatman has been on the staff at Jackson State for 26 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Jackson State University.

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