Four African Americans Who Are Embarking on New Administrative Assignments

Daniel O. Wilson was named vice president for enrollment management at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. For the past four years, he has served as dean of student and enrollment services at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

A native of North Carolina, Dr. Wilson earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. He holds a master’s degree in human services counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and a doctorate in organizational leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

J’onnelle Colbert-Diaz was recently promoted to associate director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance at the University of Arkansas. She joined the office in 2007 and was named assistant director in 2014.

Colbert-Diaz received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Arkansas.

Martino Harmon has been appointed vice president for student life at the University of Michigan. He currently serves as the senior vice president for student affairs at Iowa State University. Prior to joining Iowa State, Dr. Harmon was the executive director of student success and retention at Cincinnati State Community College. He will begin his new duties on July 1.

Dr. Harmon earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing management, a master’s degree in human resource development and educational technology, and a Ph.D. in higher education and administration, all from the University of Toledo in Ohio.

Antoinette Candia-Bailey has been named the inaugural vice president of student affairs and chief diversity officer at Elm College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. She was the senior project coordinator to the deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to that, she was associate dean of students and student life at the university.

Dr. Candia-Bailey is a graduate of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, where she majored in sociology. She holds a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in leadership studies from North Carolina A&T State Unversity in Greensboro.

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  1. Congratulations, to all four African Americans embarking on new Administrative Assignments. Again, Congratulations!
    Dr. Ronald Wilkins
    Professor of Applied Engineering Technology
    North Carolina A&T State University

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