Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Belinda Higgs Hyppolite was appointed vice president for diversity and inclusion at the University of Oklahoma. She has been serving as assistant vice president for student development and enrollment services at the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Hyppolite holds two bachelor’s degrees in psychology and speech pathology, two master’s degrees in counseling education and human resources, and an educational doctorate.

Phillip Howard is the new vice president for advancement at Tuskegee University in Alabama. He is the former vice president for advancement at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Howard is a graduate of Morehouse College, where he majored in finance. He holds a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University.

D’Andra Mull was named vice president for student affairs at the University of Florida. Since 2017, Dr. Mull has served as associate vice president for student life and dean of students at Ohio State University.

Dr. Mull is a graduate of Kent State University in Ohio. She earned a master’s degree in adult and lifelong higher education and a Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership from Michigan State University.

Jasher Cox was appointed director of athletics at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. He has been serving as assistant athletics director at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Cox holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies from Auburn University in Alabama. He earned master of public administration degree from Strayer University.

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