Four African Americans in New Higher Education Administrative Roles

SpurlockWanda Raby Spurlock was named vice president of the National Gerontological Nursing Association. Dr. Spurlock is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Allied Health at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Spurlock is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake School of Nursing in Baton Rouge and holds a doctor of nursing science degree from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

oliviaGoodheartOlivia S. Goodheart was named director of public relations at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She has had a 20-year career as a marketing and communications professional. Earlier in her career, she was an instructor in the mass communications department at Jackson State and was director of the journalism program at Tougaloo College in Mississippi.

Goodheart is a graduate of Jackson State University and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio State University.

ReynoldaBrownReynolda Brown is the new director of admissions at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis. He was the director of admissions at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

A native of Detroit, Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens.

HaymerNathan B. Haymer was appointed director of bands at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has served as interim director for the past four months and was assistant director of bands since 2006.

Haymer is a graduate of Southern University. He holds a master’s degree and is currently working on an educational doctorate from Capella University.

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