Three African Americans Who Are Assuming New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Judith Brown Clarke was appointed chief diversity officer at Stony Brook University in New York. She will begin her new job in February. Dr. Clarke has been serving as diversity director for the Bio-Computational Evolution in Action Consortium (BEACON) Science and Technology Center at Michigan State University.

Dr. Clarke is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she majored in audiology & speech science. She earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in public policy and administration from Western Michigan University. Dr. Clarke won a silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1984 Olympic Games.

Cheryl Pollard has been named the associate vice president for enrollment management at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She was director of undergraduate admission at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Earlier, she was interim associate vice chancellor for enrollment management.

Pollard is a graduate of Winston-Salem State Univerity, where she majored in education. She holds a master’s degree in adult and continuing education administration from North Carolina A&T State University.

Brandi Stone was appointed director of African American student services at the University of New Mexico. Stone has been serving in the role on an interim basis and has been on the staff for seven years. She will continue to serve as a special advisor to the president.

Stone holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master of public administration degree from the University of New Mexico.

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