New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

pickensEva K. Pickens was named vice president for university advancement at Texas Southern University in Houston. She has served in this role on an interim basis since September. Pickens has been on the university’s staff for nearly 25 years.

Pickens is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she completed her journalism degree in three years.

Photo - Adriel A. Hilton - Most Recent Head ShotAdriel A. Hilton has been named chief of staff and executive assistant to the president at Grambling State University in Louisiana. He previously served as an assistant professor of higher education student affairs and director of the Higher Education Student Affairs program at Western Carolina University.

Dr. Hilton holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Morehouse College, in Atlanta. He earned a master’s of applied social science from Florida A&M University, in Tallahassee and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Morgan State University in Baltimore.

HowardBlueinsideHoward Blue was named deputy director of Mental Health and Counseling at Yale Health. He has served as associate chief psychiatrist at Yale Health for more than a decade. He also is an assistant clinical professor at the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Blue is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. He completed his training in psychiatry at Yale.

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