Four African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Jameca-FalconerJameca W. Falconer was appointed counseling psychologist in the Office of Student Services at the Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri. She has been serving as clinical assistant professor in the dental school of the University of Southern Illinois at Edwardsville.

Dr. Falconer is a graduate of Tougaloo College in Mississippi, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Gentles-Lori-200Lori S. Gentles was appointed vice president for human resources/diversity and inclusion at California State University, Fullerton. She has been serving as associate vice president for human resources, safety, and risk management at San Francisco State University.

Gentles is a graduate of Arizona State University, where she majored in interpersonal communication. She holds a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from Saint Mary’s College.

P Kevin Williamson HeadshotP. Kevin Williamson was named director of development for corporate and foundation relations at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He was director of development for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Previously, he served as director of development for leadership gifts at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Williamson is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, where he majored in English.

ralph_amosRalph Amos was chosen as the new executive director of the University of Maryland Alumni Association. Amos has nearly a quarter century of experience in higher education administration. He has been serving as CEO of the alumni association and assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Amos is a graduate of Ohio State University, where he majored in international studies. He holds a master of public administration degree from Ohio University.

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