Three African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

hugh_pageHugh R. Page Jr. was named vice president and associate provost for undergraduate affairs at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He has been serving as dean of First Year Studies and will continue in that role in addition to his new duties. He also serves as the Walter Associate Professor of Theology and chair of the department of Africana studies.

Dr. Page, who is an Episcopal priest, is a graduate of Hampton University in Virginia. He holds a master’s degree from the General Theological Seminary in New York, a doctor of ministry degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Mishawaka, Indiana, and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages and civilizations from Harvard University.

Donald-Pearsall-Donald R. Pearsall was appointed assistant vice chancellor for business services at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He was director of human resources and risk management at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Pearsall is a graduate of North Carolina Central University in Durham, where he majored in political science. He earned an MBA from Strayer University and is currently pursuing a doctorate with Capella University.

G_BeckleyGemma D. Beckley, professor of social work and chair of the social work program at Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi, was appointed to the Commission of the Council on Social Work Education in Washington, D.C.  The organization is the approved body for accrediting schools of social work in the United States.

Professor Beckley is a graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans. She holds a master of social work degree and a doctorate of social work from Columbia University.

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