Morgan State University in Baltimore has announced the appointment of a new vice president and department chair.
DeWayne Wickham, is the new chair of the department of communication. He was a Distinguished Professor of Journalism and interim chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Wickham, a founder and past president of the national Association of Black Journalists, is a columnist for USA Today.
Professor Wickham is a graduate of the University of Maryland. He holds a master of public administration degree from the University of Baltimore.
Kevin Banks was appointed vice president for student affairs. He was assistant vice president and dean of students at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Previously, he served as dean of students at Pace University in New York and dean of residential life at Monmouth College in West Long Branch, New Jersey.
Dr. Banks is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He holds a master’s degree in business management from the Polytechnic University of New York in Brooklyn and an educational doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.