Four African Americans Named to Dean Positions

livingstonCarolyn H. Livingston was appointed dean of students and vice president for student life at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. She currently serves as senior associate vice president for campus life and Title IX coordinator at Emory University in Atlanta. She will take on her new role on June 22.

Dr. Livingston has been an administrator at Emory since 2006. Previously, she was an admissions officer at the University of Virginia. Dr. Livingston is a graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where she majored in mathematics. She holds a master’s degree in counselor education and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Virginia.

creweSandra Crewe was appointed dean of the School of Social Work at Howard University in Washington, D.C. An expert on aging and quality of life issues, Dr. Crewe has been acting dean since July 2013. She is a professor of social work and director of the Howard University Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center. She joined the faculty at the university in 1997.

Dr. Crewe holds a bachelor’s degree and a master of social work degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She was the first individual to earn a Ph.D. in social work at Howard University.

Ruby_PerryRuby Perry is the new dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, and Applied Health at Tuskegee University in Alabama. She has been serving in the post on an interim basis since June 2014. Before joining the faculty at Tuskegee, she was section chief of radiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University.

Dr. Perry holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Tuskegee University.

hayes1Grant Hayes was named Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Education at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. His appointment is effective on July 30. Currently, Dr. Hayes is a professor of counselor education and interim dean of the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida. He has been on the faculty at UCF since 1998.

Dr. Hayes is a graduate of Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. He earned master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of South Carolina.

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