St. Catherine University in Minnesota Appoints Tarshia Stanley to Dean Post

Tarshia Stanley will be the next dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She will begin her new job in July.

Dr. Stanley has been serving as an associate professor of English and director of the E.W. Githii Honors Program at Spelman College in Atlanta. She is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature (Greenwood, 2008).

In accepting the position at St. Catherine University, Dr. Stanley stated that “St. Catherine University is a wonderful institution, and I am honored to have been selected for this position. I admire St. Kate’s passionate commitment to educating women in the liberal arts who are also advocates for social justice. I look forward to helping further the mission and vision to empower students to embrace their education and evoke social change.”

Dr. Stanley is a graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where she majored in English. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida.

Related Articles


  1. Congratulations Dr Stanley on your new position at St. Catherine’s University! You will be missed at Spelman College. I hope you return to see my daughter, Danielle graduate in 2019!

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Virginia State University Receives Approval to Launch MBA Program

“I am confident this program will equip our diverse population of men and women with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to thrive in today’s ever-evolving world of business," said Emmanual Omojokun, dean of the Virginia State University College of Business.

Three Black Scholars Receive Faculty Appointments

The appointments are Erica Armstrong Dunbar at Emory University in Atlanta, Kimberly Haynie at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, and Kevin Vandiver at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Delaware State University Aviation Program Establishes Partnership with Endeavor Air

Through a new memorandum of understanding, students in the aviation program at Delaware State University will have the opportunity to enroll in a pathway program with Endeavor Air, ultimately leading to a priority interview with the airline company upon completion of required flight hours.

American College of Physicians Honors Bruce Ovbiagele for Advancing Diversity in Healthcare

Dr. Ovbiagele's academic career has been dedicated to eliminating local and global stroke disparities, as well as mentoring medical students and researchers from underrepresented groups.

Featured Jobs