Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From University Administrative Posts

Teresa Phillips, director of athletics at Tennessee State University in Nashville, announced that she will retire in June 2020, after 17 years in the post. Earlier, she coached both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at the university.

Phillips was the first African American woman to enroll at Vanderbilt University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Vanderbilt and went on to earn a master’s degree in education from Tennessee State University.

E. Royster Harper, vice president for student life at the University of Michigan, is leaving her post in January. She has served in this role for the past two decades. Earlier, she served as the senior associate vice president, dean of students, and dean of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.

Dr. Harper holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan. She earned a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania.

Harry Elam, will step down from his post as vice provost for undergraduate education at Stanford University at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. He will remain in his roles as senior vice provost for education, vice president for the arts, and as the Olive H. Palmer Professor in the Humanities. He has served as vice provost for undergraduate education for the past decade.

Professor Elam is a graduate of Harvard University. He holds a Ph.D. in dramatic arts from the University of California, Berkeley.

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