A Trio of New African American Deans

JennyJonesPhDJenny L. Jones was appointed dean of the Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia, effective July 25. Dr. Jones has been serving as chair of the department of social work at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

Dr. Jones is a graduate of Valdosta State University in Georgia, where she majored in psychology. She earned a master of social work degree from California State University, Long Beach and a Ph.D. in social work from Clark Atlanta University.

Karen Richardson was named dean of undergraduate admissions and enrollment management at Tufts University in Massachusetts. She has been serving as director of graduate admissions at the university. Richardson joined the staff at the university in 2008 as director of diversity recruitment.

Richardson is a graduate of Princeton University in New Jersey. She holds a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

airenOsaro E. Airen is the new dean of student retention and Title III administrator at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas, a campus of the Dallas County Community College District. He is the former director of multicultural affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Dr. Airen is a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of the University of California, Riverside. He holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Southern California, an MBA from Wayne State College in Nebraska, and a doctorate in counselor education from Virginia Tech.

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