Three African American Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Byron P. McCrae was appointed dean of students and vice president for student life at Davidson College in North Carolina. He has been serving as dean of students at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Dr. McCrae is the former dean of student life at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Dr. McCrae is a graduate of Salisbury University in Maryland, where he majored in communications. He holds a master’s degree in higher education from Syracuse University in New York and an educational doctorate from Fordham University.

Barbara Krauthamer is the new dean of the Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is an associate professor of history at the university and has been serving as associate dean for student inclusion and engagement for the Graduate School. Dr. Krauthamer joined the university’s faculty in 2008.

Dr. Krauthamer is the author of Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). She holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, a master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in New Jersey.

Vernon Hurte will be the next dean of students at Iowa State University, effective July 3. He has been serving as assistant to the vice president, senior associate dean of students, and director of the Center for Student Diversity at the College of William and Mary.

Dr. Hurte earned a master of divinity degree from Virginia Union University in Richmond. He holds a doctorate in human learning and development from the University of Tennessee.

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