Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Southern Colleges and Universities

Glenda S. Lattimore was named director of financial aid at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She has been serving as assistant director of financial aid at the university and has been on the staff of the financial aid office for 30 years.

Lattimore holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from Jackson State University.

Leandra Hayes-Burgess is the new vice president of institutional advancement at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the senior development director for central initiatives and scholarships at the University of Miami in Florida.

Hayes-Burgess is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she majored in communication arts. She holds a master’s degree in philanthropy and development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Jermaine Whirl was appointed vice president for learning and workforce development at Greenville Technical College in South Carolina. He joined the staff at the college in 2016 as vice president for economic development and corporate training. He is the former dean of the School of Business and the School of Art & Design at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia.

Dr. Whirl is a graduate of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He holds master’s degrees from Charleston Southern University and Armstrong State University in Georgia. He earned a doctorate in educational leadership at Valdosta State University in Georgia.

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