A Half Dozen African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Matthew Brandon has been named chief advancement officer for inclusion and diversity at Virginia Tech. He was executive director of the Ridley Scholarship Fund for the University of Virginia Alumni Association.

Brandon holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio University.

Brandon K. Dumas, vice president of student affairs and director of intercollegiate athletics at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, has been voted president-elect of the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals. He will serve as two-year term in that position before transitioning to president in 2021.

Dr. Dumas holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, an MBA from Salem University in West Virginia, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Andre Burton has been named vice president for human resources and diversity at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown. He was the university’s executive director of diversity, equity, and inclusion and had been serving as interim vice president since October 2018.

Burton holds a juris doctorate from Cleveland State University.

Kevin Granger has been named vice president of intercollegiate athletics at Texas Southern University in Houston. He had been serving as interim vice president since August 2018 and has been a university employee since 2008.

Granger holds a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in health education both from Texas Southern University. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction from Texas Southern University.

Trinice McNally has been named the founding director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, & Multicultural Affairs at the University of the District of Columbia. She most recently served as program manager of the HBCU LGBTQ-Equality Initiative at the National Black Justice Coalition, an LGBT advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.

McNally holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in transformative leadership both from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Katrice J. Morgan has been named the associate director of equity and diversity in the Office of Equity and Diversity at the University of Tennessee. She has been the assistant dean for student affairs and director of diversity and inclusion in the university’s College of Law since 2007.

Morgan holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Tennessee and a juris doctorate from the Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans.

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  1. Kudos and congratulations, Mr. Brandon (Matthew), on your appointment as chief advancement officer for inclusion and diversity at Virginia Tech. Best wishes and continued achievement in advancing inclusion and diversity via institutional advancement.

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