Four African American Women Named to Positions as Deans

mcewenBeryl McEwen is the new dean of the School of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Since 2012, Dr. McEwen has served as vice provost for strategic planning and institutional effectiveness at the university. Earlier she was associate dean of the business school. Dr. McEwen joined the faculty at the university in 1995 as chair of the department of business education.

Joe B. Whitehead Jr., provost at North Carolina A&T State University, stated that “for nearly two decades, Dr. McEwen has provided excellent leadership in a number of key administrative positions at the university. She will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role as dean.”

Dr. McEwen is a graduate of the University of Technology in Jamaica. She earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in business education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

evansAndrea E. Evans was named dean of the College of Education at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. She was an associate professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previously, she served as chair of the department of educational administration and higher education at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Dr. Evans holds a bachelor’s degree in biological science and a doctorate in educational policy studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned a master’s degree in curriculum and program development from DePaul University in Chicago.

Dr-McSwainArletha McSwain was named dean of the Online College and professor of education at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. She was dean of extended learning and professor of education at Norfolk State University in Virginia.

Professor McSwain holds a doctorate in early childhood special education from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

malone-cohenLinda Malone-Colon was appointed dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Hampton University in Virginia. She has been serving as a tenured associate professor and chair of the department of psychology at the university. She also is the founder and executive director of the National Center for African American Marriages and Parenting at Hampton.

Dr. Malone-Colon holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology and a Ph.D. in personality psychology from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

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