A Quartet of African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Georgina Dodge has been named vice president of diversity and inclusion at the University of Maryland. She has been the chief diversity officer and associate provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Bucknell University in Lewsiburg, Pennsylvania, since 2017.

Dr. Dodge is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of California, Irvine where she majored in English. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Melissa Jackson Holloway has been named general counsel at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She currently serves as deputy general counsel at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Holloway is a graduate of Syracuse University in New York where she majored in business administration. She holds a master’s degree in political science from Binghamton University in New York and a juris doctorate from the University of Wisconsin School of Law.

Theodosia Cook has been named director of the Campus Climate and Culture Initiative, a comprehensive set of actions aimed at creating a learning environment free from sexual harassment and the abuse of power, at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She currently serves as the director of institutional diversity and equity and has been a Dartmouth administrator since 2015.

Cook is a graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee, where she majored in political science. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Columbia University in New York City.

Letherio H. Zeigler has been named director of financial aid at Mississippi Valley State University. He was the director of student financial aid at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Georgia.

Zeigler holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a master’s degree in sociology from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership and higher education administration from Argosy University.

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