Joyce Blackwell, senior associate provost at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, was named president of the Association of Chief Academic Officers of the Southern States. The association consists of provosts and vice president for academic affairs at 800 colleges and universities in the southern states and in Latin America.
Dr. Blackwell came to Bennett College this past summer. Previously, she was vice president for academic affairs at South Carolina State University. She is the author of No Peace Without Freedom: Race and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 1915-1975 (Southern Illinois University Press, 2004).
Dr. Blackwell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University in Durham. She holds a Ph.D. in women’s history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.