Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

GMTGillian McKnight-Tutein was named vice president of academic and student affairs at Front Range Community College in Westminster, Colorado. She is the former assistant vice president of academic affairs and director of distance education at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

Dr. McKnight-Tutein is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University. She holds a master’s degree from Barry University in Miami, Florida, and an educational doctorate from the Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

MarshawnWolleyMarshawn Wolley was appointed director of community engagement and strategic initiatives for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He was director of partner relations for Visit Indy.

Wolley is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He holds a master of public administration degree and an MBA from Indiana University in Bloomington.

exumBarbara Exum was appointed director of the new Center for Compounding Practice and Research in the School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She was senior vice president of clinical services at BioScrip, a home-infusion therapy company.

Dr. Exum holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of pharmacy degree, both from Virginia Commonwealth University.

XavierColeXavier A. Cole will be the next vice president for student affairs at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has been serving as vice president for student affairs at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. Earlier, he was assistant vice president for student development at Loyola University of Maryland.

Dr. Cole is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he majored in history. He holds a master’s degree in history from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

McdonaldKevin McDonald will serve as interim vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity, and equity on the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri. He is the chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for the University of Missouri System.

Dr. McDonald is a graduate of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, where he majored in psychology. He holds a law degree from Ohio State University and a doctorate in higher education leadership from the University of Rochester in New York.

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