Two African American Women Scholars Taking on New Roles

Jacqueline O’Bryant is the new coordinator for diversity programs at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. She is the former deputy prosecuting attorney for Pulaski County, Arkansas. She also was an adjunct professor at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

O’Bryant is a graduate of Alcorn State University in Mississippi and the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Jennifer Taylor, an associate professor in the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, has been appointed by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to serve on the National Organic Standards Board. The board advises the secretary on issues relating to the National Organic Program which issues regulations and guidance on certification, production, handling, and labeling of USDA organic products.

Dr. Taylor is director of the FAMU Statewide Small Farm Program which assists underserved agricultural populations including small farmers, farm laborers, and their families to attain sustainable lifestyles.

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