The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has announced the appointment of three administrators. Two of the appointments are to new positions.
Mary E. Benjamin was named the inaugural vice chancellor for research. She has served the university since 1992 as vice chancellor for academic affairs. Dr. Benjamin is a graduate of Tuskegee University in Alabama, where she majored in social studies. She holds a master’s degree in sociology from Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in sociology from Mississippi State University.
James B. Tyson is the first person to hold the new post of vice chancellor for development/institutional advancement. He is the former vice president of institutional advancement at Virginia State University. He has been a development officer at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and an area director for the United Negro College Fund. Tyson is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he majored in political science.
Jacquelyn McCray was named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs. She is the retired dean of the School of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Human Sciences at the university. She was also a professor of home economics. Dr. McCray is the former president of the American Association of Housing Educators. Professor McCray is a graduate of the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff. She holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.