Two African American Women Are Retiring From High-Level Posts at Major Universities

Pat Singleton-Young, director of the Multicultural Student Center at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, has retired from the university after working there for 38 years. Singleton-Young joined the staff at the university in 1975 as the assistant director for student activities. During her tenure, she was assistant dean of student services and interim director of residence life.

Singleton-Young holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counselor education from Coastal Carolina University.

Carolyn Ashe is retiring as professor and director of the Institute for Business Ethics, and Public Issues in the Davies College of Business at the University of Houston-Downtown. She was granted emerita status recognizing her 30 years of service, academic accomplishments, and leadership to the university. Dr. Ashe served as faculty senate president and earned several honors including multiple teaching excellence awards and professional/institutional service awards.

Dr. Ashe earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA in management from the University of North Texas and her doctorate from the University of Houston.

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