Two Black Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

stepneyNe’Keisha Stepney was promoted to dean for business and career technologies at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois. She has been serving as assistant dean since 2013 and has been on the staff at the college for seven years.

Stepney holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

mukasaSamuel B. Mukasa was appointed dean of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He is the former dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the Eric J. Essence Professor of Geochemistry at the University of New Hampshire. Earlier, he spent 21 years of the faculty at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Mukasa is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where he majored in geology. He holds a master’s degree in geology from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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