A Trio of African American Women Who Are Taking on New Higher Education Administrative Roles

Krystal Prime Banfield was appointed associate vice president of educational outreach and social entrepreneurship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Dr. Banfield, a Detroit native, holds a bachelor’s degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., a master’s degree in music from Indiana University-Bloomington, and an educational doctorate from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.

Brigette A. Bryant was appointed vice chancellor for university advancement at the City University of New York. She has been serving as associate vice president for development at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Earlier, she held fundraising posts at Tufts University, Case Western Reserve University, and Columbia University.

Bryant holds a bachelor’s degree in music production and engineering from the Berklee College of Music.

Carol Burton was named acting provost at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Current provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar was named acting chancellor. Dr. Burton is associate provost for undergraduate studies at the university.

Dr. Burton holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Carolina University. She earned a doctoral degree in education from North Carolina State University.

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