New Administrative Posts for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

Clarenda Stanley-AndersonClarenda Stanley-Anderson is the new vice president for institutional advancement at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was the director of development and communications at the Lucy Daniels Center for children’s mental and emotional health services.

Stanley-Anderson is a graduate of the University of Alabama-Huntsville. She holds a master’s degree in psychology and counseling from Troy University in Alabama.

burgessMarcus H. Burgess was appointed vice president for university advancement at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens. He was the vice president for institutional advancement at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.

Burgess is a graduate of Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where he majored in elementary education. He holds a master’s degree in education administration from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

nathanBethel Nathan was named director of the ALANA (African American, Latino/a, Asian, and Native American) Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She was the assistant director for campus programming at Colorado State University.

Nathan is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston. She earned a master’s degree at Boston University.

Dr. Maurita N. PooleMaurita N. Poole is the new director of the Art Galleries at Clark Atlanta University. For the past three years, Dr. Poole has been the Andrew Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts at the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Dr. Poole is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she majored in Arabic and government. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Emory University in Atlanta.

Louisville Academics Headshot StaffChristine Jackson was appointed assistant athletics director for academics at Mississippi State University. Since 2012, she has been director of student services at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Kentucky.

TurnerSamuel H. Turner Sr. was named associate dean for diversity and inclusion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is the former president and CEO of the Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

Turner is a graduate of Tennessee State University and the Vanderbilt University Law School, both in Nashville.

Gregory J. Harris was appointed assistant dean for academic affairs in the College of Human Science at Florida State University. He is the first African American male administrator in the college’s 110-year history. Dr. Harris was an assistant professor of sociology at Florida A&M University.

Dr. Harris holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in human sciences from Florida State University. He also earned a master’s degree in sociology and psychology from Florida A&M University and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Boston University.

shirelle-briscoeShirelle Briscoe was named interim assistant vice president for academic affairs at Bowie State University in Maryland. She has taught organizational communications at the university for the past 20 years.

Dr. Briscoe hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bowie State University. She earned an educational doctorate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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