Four African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Robert Mock has been named chief of staff at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He was president of the Charlotte, North Carolina, campus of Johnson & Wales University.

Dr. Mock holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering with minors in physics and mathematics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and a master’s degree in interpersonal and organizational communication and a doctorate in higher education administration, both from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Kylon T. Alford-Windfield has been named director of alumni relations at Mississippi Valley State University. He previously worked in the university’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

Alford-Windfield is a 2013 graduate of Mississippi Valley State University.

Sherree Wilson has been named associate vice chancellor and associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She previously led diversity initiatives as an administrator at the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Ball State University and a master’s degree in college student personnel administration and counseling/counselor education and a Ph.D. in higher education administration both from Indiana University.

Garnetta Smith has been named women’s support coordinator for the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She has worked for the seminary for more than 10 years.

Smith holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Southeast in New Albany. She earned master’s degrees in biblical counseling and practical theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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