Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Myron L. Pope was appointed vice president for student life at the University of Alabama. Most recently he has served as chief of strategic engagement for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Earlier, he served in executive-level posts in student affairs and enrollment management at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Dr. Pope holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Alabama. He was a member of the university’s 1992 national championship football team.

Olabisi Ladeji Okubadejo was named the inaugural associate vice president of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and compliance at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has been serving as chief diversity officer at the university since April 2019.

Okubadejo is a graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She earned her juris doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Lisa McClinton has been named vice chancellor for business and finance at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. She will begin her new job on April 1. McClinton has been serving as associate vice chancellor for finance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.

McClinton is a graduate of Winston-Salem University, where she majored in accounting and management information systems. She holds a master’s degree in accounting and financial management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

Keith McGee was named interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He had been serving as the director of the Center for Biotechnology and associate dean for research and administration for the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.

Dr. McGee is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University, where he majored in biology. He holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Bryant Nall is the new director of the LEAD/SSS program at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. He was program manager for the Tennessee Department of Education, Division of College, Career and Technical Education. Earlier, he was an academic advisor at Bethel University, Tennessee State University, and Middle Tennessee State University.

Dr. Nall earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He holds a master’s degree in education from Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennesse, and an educational doctorate from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.

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