Three African American Men Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Alan D. Robertson was appointed chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration at Florida A&M University. He has been serving as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Morehouse College in Atlanta. Dr. Robertson will begin his new job on January 1.

Robertson earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce from DePaul University in Chicago. He holds an MBA, with concentrations in finance, marketing, and organizational behavior, from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

Julian Coaxum was appointed chief of police at Davidson College in North Carolina. He has served as chief of police at Savannah State University in Georgia and Dillard University in New Orleans.

Coaxum earned his undergraduate degree in history at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. He holds a master’s degree in executive leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Raymond Clarke has been named vice president for enrollment management at Savannah State University in Georgia. Most recently, he has served as the chief consultant at his own firm, specializing in enrollment management services for historically Black colleges and universities nationwide. Previously, Clarke served as a financial aid counselor, a scholarship compliance coordinator, assistant director of financial aid, associate director of financial aid and associate vice chancellor for enrollment management at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Clarke holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from Southern University. Clarke is currently pursuing his doctorate in public policy.

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