Six African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education Administration

Stephen L. McDaniel was named interim vice president for university advancement at Norfolk State University in Virginia. He spent nearly two decades on the staff of the United Negro College Fund and has held fundraising or marketing positions at Alcorn State University, Fayetteville State University, Alabama A&M University, North Carolina A&T State University, Tuskegee University, and the University of Maryland at College Park.

McDaniel is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Remica Bingham-Risher was named director of writing and faculty development at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She was the writing competency coordinator in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at Norfolk State University.

Bingham-Risher is a magna cum laude graduate of Old Dominion University. She earned a master of fine arts degree from Bennington College in Vermont.

Blane Harding was appointed director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Kansas. For the past decade, Harding has served as director of advising, recruitment, and retention for the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University.

A graduate of the College at Brockport of the State University of New York system, Harding earned a master’s degree in nineteenth-century American history from Colorado State University.

Loretta A. Moore was named associate vice president for research and scholarly engagement at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Since last year, she has been serving as interim associate dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology at the university. She joined the university’s faculty in 1998 as a professor of computer science.

Dr. Moore is a graduate of Jackson State University. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

A. Benjamin Spencer was appointed director of the Frances Lewis Law Center at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. The center is an independently funded organization that supports the research of the law’s school faculty. Professor Spencer joined the law school’s faculty in 2008.

Professor Spencer is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta and Harvard Law School. He also holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

Latanya Walker was promoted to director of alumni relations for diversity, inclusion, and community engagement at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Since 2005, she has been the assistant director of the university’s Upward Bound program. She has been on the staff at the university for 13 years.

Walker is a graduate of Virginia Tech and holds a master’s degree from Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

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