Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

JOhnsonKimKimberly Johnson was named assistant dean in the College of Business on the Montgomery campus of Auburn University in Alabama. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at the university in 2005.

Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Tennessee State University in Nashville. She holds two master’s degree and a Ph.D. in management from Auburn University.

RosalieRichards-assocProvostRosalie Richards was appointed associate provost for faculty development at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. She will also serve as a professor of chemistry and education at the university. Dr. Richards held the Kaolin Endowed Chair in Science and was a professor of chemistry at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.

Dr. Richards is a graduate of the University of the Virgin Islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

176211_reese0004.cr2Benjamin Reese was appointed to a third five-year term as vice president for institutional equity at Duke University. He joined the staff at the university in 1996. A clinical psychologist, Dr. Reese also serves as an adjunct professor of psychology and community and family medicine.

Before joining the staff at Duke, Dr. Reese was the associate executive director of the Fifth Avenue Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy in New York City.

kemal-atkinsKemal Atkins is the new vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Keene State College in New Hampshire. He was vice president for student affairs and Title IX coordinator at Delaware State University in Dover.

Atkins holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and is completing work on an educational doctorate.

sm-WeirLLJuna Weir was appointed interim director of intercollegiate athletics at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. She had been serving as associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator at the university.

Weir holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Alcorn State University. She has been on the athletics staff at the university for the past 16 years.

calvin-mcfadden-thumbCalvin J. McFadden, Sr. has been named dean of the sophomore class and the Ada Comstock Scholars program at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was dean of behavioral and social sciences at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Dr. McFadden earned a bachelor’s degree from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He holds a master’s degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center/Gammon Seminary in Atlanta, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.

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