Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Sibby Anderson-Thompkins will serve as a special advisor to the chancellor and provost for equity and inclusion and interim chief diversity officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been serving as a special assistant to the vice chancellor for research and the director of the office of postdoctoral affairs at the university.

Dr. Anderson-Thompkins holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a master’s degree in educational research and a Ph.D. in educational policy studies from Georgia State University.

Michael E. Ayewoh was appointed chief research and sponsored programs officer at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He was the executive director of sponsored programs and research at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Ayewoh is a graduate of Tennessee State University, where he majored in animal science and chemistry. He holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.

Michelle Martin was named chief business officer and vice president for business and finance at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. She was the associate vice president for financial services and interim vice president for administration and finance at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Martin is a graduate of Norfolk State University in Virginia, where she majored in accounting. She holds an MBA from Troy University in Alabama.

Dwayne Chambers is the new deputy chief of police at Morgan State University in Baltimore. He has been serving as an investigator for the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services in Washington D.C. He is the former chief of police for Dillard University in New Orleans.

Chamber is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he majored in audio/visual communication technologies. He earned an MBA at Pfieffer University in Misenheimer, North Carolina.

Donna Stewartson is the new director of operations for the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities at Simmons University in Boston. She most recently served as community school director and program administrator at the MLK Jr. K-8 School/YMCA of Greater Boston and associate director for the Program for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Stewartson holds a master of business administration degree from Simmons University.

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