Four African Men in New Leadership Positions in Higher Education

donaldsonSStanley Donaldson Jr. was named director of media relations at Norfolk State University in Virginia. Donaldson was a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Donaldson is a 20o4 graduate of Norfolk University, where he majored in communications and journalism.

dawkinsKemel Dawkins was appointed vice president for strategic infrastructure planning and facilities at Michigan State University. He has been serving as executive vice chancellor for administration at the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. He will begin his new duties on January 1.

A graduate of Princeton University, he has also served as associate vice president for facilities at Yale University and vice president for campus services at Duke University.

Lewis-GeraldGerald Lewis was named chief of police at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He is currently the commanding officer for the Office of Community Affairs of the New Jersey State Police. He will begin his new job on January 21.

Lewis, who served with the New Jersey State Police for 26 years, holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in administrative sciences from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey.

troyRiddleTroy Riddle was appointed director of diversity and outreach at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He was the multicultural affairs officer at the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware.

Riddle is a graduate of Cleary University in Michigan. He holds an MBA from Philadelphia University and a law degree from Widener University.

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