Four African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

paula-edgarPaula Edgar was appointed the inaugural chief diversity officer at New York Law School in New York City. She was an associate director of career services at the Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey.

Edgar is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, where she majored in anthropology. She received a J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law.

middletonRenee A. Middleton, dean of the College of Education and professor of counselor education at Ohio University in Athens, was elected to the board of directors of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She will serve a four-year term.

Dr Middleton received a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She holds a master’s degree in clinical audiology from the University of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in rehabilitation administration from Auburn University in Alabama.

Sean_HuddlestonSean Huddleston has been promoted to assistant vice president for the strategic implementation, inclusion and equity division at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Previously, he served as director of intercultural training, learning and development at the university.

Huddleston is a graduate of Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. He holds a master’s degree in education from Grand Valley State University. He is also certified as an advanced diversity practitioner by Cornell University.

shabazzKhalilah A. Shabazz was promoted to director of the Multicultural Success Center at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis. She has been on the staff at the university since 2001 and served most recently as director of the diversity enrichment and achievement program at the University College.

Shabazz holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees and is completing work on an educational doctorate, all from Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis.

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