Lane College Promotes Three African Americans

Lane College, the historically Black educational institution in Jackson, Tennessee, has announced three promotions.

John R. Arnold, associate professor of mass communications, has been named chair of the Division of Liberal Studies and Education. Prior to joining the Lane College faculty in 2010, Dr. Arnold taught at Wayne State University and Howard University.

Dr. Arnold is the host of a syndicated radio program which discussions news and other topics concerning urban communities.

Penny Brown Minter was named director of intercollegiate athletics.  Minter has been on the administrative staff at the college for 13 years.

Minter holds an associate’s degree from Jackson State Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.

Darrell Listenbee was named assistant director of athletics. He will take on this new duty while continuing to serve as director of athletic compliance and assistant to the president.

Listenbee is a 2004 graduate of Lane College. He went on to earn an MBA at Union University.


Related Articles


  1. Congratulations mother! I am so happy and proud of you. Your hard work and dedication has paid off. I couldn’t ask for a better role model. I love u mom congratulations!

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

HBCUs Receive Major Funding From Blue Meridian Partners

The HBCU Transformation Project is a collaboration between the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), and Partnership for Education Advancement. Forty HBCUs are currently working with the project and additional campuses are expected to join this year. The partnership recently received a $124 million investment from Blue Meridian Partners.

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Channon Miller is a new assistant professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Quienton L. Nichols is the new associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. M. D. Lovett has joined Clark Atlanta University as an associate professor of psychology and associate professor Robyn Autry was named director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

U.S. News and World Report’s Latest Rankings of the Nation’s Top HBCUs

Spelman College in Atlanta was ranked as the best HBCU and Howard University in Washington, D.C., was second. This was the same as a year ago. This was the 17th year in a row that Spelman College has topped the U.S. News rankings for HBCUs.

University of Georgia’s J. Marshall Shepherd Honored by the Environmental Law Institute

Dr. Shepherd is a professor of geography, the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor, and the director of the atmospheric sciences program at the University of Georgia. Before joining the faculty at the University of Georgia, he was a research meteorologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. Shepherd is an expert in the fields of weather, climate, and remote sensing.

Featured Jobs