Two African Americans in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

Tonjtonjanita-johnson-low-resanita Johnson was appointed vice president for communications and marketing for the University of Tennessee system. She has been serving as chief deputy to the president of Stony Brook University, a campus of the State University of New York system. Previously, she was associate vice president for marketing and communications at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. She will begin her new role on June 24.

Dr. Johnson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama. She earned a doctorate in urban higher education from Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Fashaad-CrawfordFashaad Crawford is the new assistant provost for accreditation, assessment, and learning at Kent State University in Ohio. He was the associate vice president for planning, assessment, and research management for the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the university. He joined the staff at Kent State in 2011 after teaching graduate courses in education at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Crawford is a graduate of South Carolina State University. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Louisville.

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