Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

DECEMBER 8, 2014: Danny Gatling portrait. (photo by Kim Walker)LaDaniel Gatling II is the new assistant dean for development at the Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was the associate vice president for philanthropy at Guilford College in Greensboro.

Gatling is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, where he majored in architectural engineering. He holds a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana University.

Jameca FalconerJameca Falconer is the inaugural director for counseling and psychological services at Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri. She has taught at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Webster University, and Maryville University.

Dr. Falconer is a graduate of Tougaloo College in Mississippi. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri.

Wilmore Webley_CNSWilmore Webley was named director of pre-medical/pre-dental advising at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Webley is an associate professor of microbiology at the university.

A native of Jamaica, Dr. Webley is a graduate of Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica. He holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts.

HughesBenjamin Hughes is the new program coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. He was on the staff of the Office of Intercultural Education at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Hughes is a graduate of Bates College.

becky_petitt-Becky Petitt has been selected to serve as vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of California, San Diego. She will begin her new job on March 23. She has been serving as associate vice president for diversity at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Petitt is a graduate of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Texas A&M University.

ameer-octAmeerah McBride was named director of equity and affirmative action at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She was deputy Title IX coordinator in the Office of Institutional Equity at Kansas State University.

McBride is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix and a juris doctorate from Ohio Northern University.

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