New Administrative Positions for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

JoAnn Schooler has been named director of community relations and local government affairs at Washington University in St. Louis. She was senior director of internal communications and community relations at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

Schooler holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in strategic communication from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

Kenyatta Morrison Johnson has been appointed vice president for enrollment management and student success at Albany State University in Georgia. She was executive director for enterprise risk management at the University System of Georgia.

Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University and an MBA in management information systems from Dallas Baptist University.

Vern Granger has been named director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Connecticut. He was executive director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Ohio State University.

Granger holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a master’s degree in higher education administration from North Carolina State University.

Tommy Amal has been promoted to assistant director of development for leadership gifts at Virginia Tech. He was an assistant director of the Student Success Center and student advocacy coordinator in the Office of the Dean of Students.

Amal holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and extension education services from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in agricultural and extension education services from Virginia Tech.

Debbi Jarvis has been appointed senior vice president of corporate relations at Howard University. She was vice president of corporate relations at Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company.

Jarvis holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

David V. Jones has been named director of advising, career, and transfer services at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata. He was an academic advising manager at Houston Community College Northeast.

Jones received a bachelor’s degree in education and music education from Talladega College in Alabama and a master’s degree in cross cultural studies from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is currently pursuing an educational doctorate in higher education administration from Texas Tech University.

William Broussard was named associate vice president of university advancement at Minnesota State University Mankato. He was previously director of corporate and foundation relations at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.

Dr. Broussard holds a bachelor’s degree in English and professional writing from Louisiana Scholars College and a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in rhetoric from the University of Arizona.


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