A Trio of African American Scholars Who Are Leaving Their University Posts

Endia Beal, the director of the Diggs Gallery and an assistant professor of art at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, has stepped down. She will concentrate on her photography and public speaking career.

Beal is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she double majored in art history and studio art. She holds a master of fine arts degree from the School of Art at Yale University.

Jabbar R. Bennett, the inaugural associate provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has stepped down from his post. He has served in that role since 2015.

Dr. Bennett received a bachelor’s degree in biology with minor in Spanish from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

Theodore H. Curry II, associate provost and associate vice president for academic human resources at Michigan State University, has announced his intention to leave his role in the provost’s office in July to transition to retirement. He has served in this role for nearly 13 years. Before his appointment as associate provost, Curry served for eight years as director of the School of Labor and Industrial Relations (now Human Resources and Labor Relations).

Curry holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in business administration with a concentration in human resources management from the University of Kansas.

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