Three Black Women in New Administrative Roles at Virginia State University

reshunda-mahoneReshuna L. Mahone was appointed vice president for institutional advancement at Virginia State University. She is the former associate vice president for development at Spelman College in Atlanta. Earlier in her career, she held fundraising posts at the University of Miami, Georgia State University, the University of Central Florida, and the University of Florida.

Mahone is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she majored in business administration with a concentration in information sciences. She holds an MBA from the University of Central Florida.

annie-reddAnnie C. Redd was named special assistant to the president and liaison to the Virginia State University board of visitors. She has been serving as senior assistant provost at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Earlier, she was executive assistant to the provost and registrar at Bethune-Cookman.

Dr. Redd is a graduate of Florida State University, where she majored in business administration. She holds an MBA and an educational doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.

pamela-tolsonPamela Tolson was named director of communications at the university. She has been serving as director of communication at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the former director of media relations at Florida A&M University.

Tolson is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University, where she majored in English.

Related Articles


  1. VSU has a gem in Dr. Annie Redd. I have known her for over 20 years as being an ultimate professional. She will truly be an asset!

  2. PAMELA TOLSON is such an AMAZING woman, I am so ecstatic. Congratulations to Virginia State in their selection of such a priceless treasure. Love ya!

  3. Congratulations to all three women … with a special nod to Reshuna! I hope to be able to offer my congratulations in person at an upcoming CASE conference!

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

HBCUs and the Olympics: From London 1948 To Paris 2024

Before the racial integration of southern state universities, Black athletes from HBCUs had tremendous success in track and field events at the Olympic Games.

Four HBCUs Receive Funding to Revitalize On-Campus Buildings Designed by Black Architects

Meharry Medical College, Howard University, Morehouse College, and Virginia State University have received grants from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to revitalize historical on-campus buildings designed by Black architects.

Featured Jobs