Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrive Positions

Iika McCarter has been named director of the Office of Admissions at Mississippi University for Women. She has served as assistant director since October 2006 and has been a staff member at the university for 25 years.

McCarter holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi University for Women.

Turan Mullins has been named senior adviser to the president for access and opportunity at Maryville University in St. Louis. He has served as assistant dean of students/diversity and inclusion since 2016. He previously served as director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, assistant director of multicultural programs, and assistant director for enrollment.

Mullins earned his bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from Southeast Missouri State. He holds a master’s degree in strategic communication and leadership from Maryville University.

Jeff Mallory was named executive vice president and chief operating officer at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Since 2018, he served as assistant vice president for diversity, inclusion and student advancement at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Mallory earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy analysis with minors in history and sociology, and a master’s degree in management from St. Vincent College. He completed his doctorate of education at Duquesne University in 2019.

Salatha Willis was appointed associate athletic director for diversity, culture and climate at Syracuse University in New York. He has served as Syracuse’s associate director of the Office of Student-Athlete Academic Development since March 2013.

Dr. Willis holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Western Michigan University. He earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Indiana State University.

Andrew M. Braxter is the new director of church outreach at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. He is the former assistant to the vice president for public relations and development at Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas.

Braxter earned his bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Southwestern Christan College and is currently working on his master of divinity degree from the Harding School of Theology.

Mark Carter was appointed principal gifts officer in the Division of Advancement at Virginia Tech. He formerly served as senior director of development for the National Academy of Sciences, where he helped to raise more than $200 million. Carter is the former assistant dean of development for Ohio University’s College of Engineering and Technology.

Carter earned a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Prince Brown is the new vice president and chief development officer at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. Dr. Brown also serves as the president and CEO of The Empowerment USA Group, a consulting company that specializes in executive directorship and organizational development.

Dr. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in speech and theatre and a master’s degree in public administration from Albany State University in Georgia. He earned a doctorate in interdisciplinary studies from The Union Institute and University in Cincinnati.

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