Two New Provosts at HBCUs

blackwellJoyce Blackwell is the new provost at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. Dr. Blackwell came to Bennett College in the summer of 2012 as senior associate provost. 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 also serves as the president of the Association of Chief Academic Officers of the Southern States.

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 and African American history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

drjoewhitehead-1Joe B. Whitehead was named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. His appointment is effective on August 12. Dr. Whitehead has been serving since 2010 as dean of the College of Science and Technology at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the former chair of the department of physics and astronomy.

Dr. Whitehead holds a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.

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