Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts at U.S. Universities

Patricia JohnsonPatricia A. Johnson was appointed vice president for finance and administration at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She has been serving as vice president for finance and treasurer at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She has been on the staff at Cornell since 1995.

Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Virginia.

crockettCrystal Crockett was appointed director of development for institutional diversity at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She was the major gifts and annual fund officer at Virginia State University.

Crockett is a graduate of Virginia Tech, earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing management. She holds a master’s degree in media management from Virginia State University.

RandallRyann Randall was named assistant to the director of the Center for Inclusion, Diversity & Academic Success at Ohio State University.

Randall is a graduate of Columbus State Community College and Ohio State University, where she majored in product development. She is currently in the MBA program at Ohio State.

joe_taylorJoseph Taylor was named director of athletics at Virginia Union University in Richmond. Taylor served as the university’s head football coach from 1984 to 1991. He has since coached at Hampton University and Florida A&M University.

Taylor is a graduate of Western Illinois University in Macomb. He holds a master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

akwarnerAndre Warner was appointed assistant vice president for information technology at The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He was the director of institutional technology at Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania.

Warner is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he majored in television production and computer science. He holds a master’s degree in educational technology leadership from George Washington University.

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