Four Universities Appoint African Americans to New Administrative Offices

Delonte J. LeFlore has been appointed interim assistant vice provost for admission at the University of Cincinnati. In 2018, Delonte joined the Office of Admissions as the assistant director for access and diversity and in 2019 was promoted to the director of admissions recruitment & outreach.

A native of Chicago, Delonte holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership, policy, and development from the University of Minnesota. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in educational studies at the University of Cincinnati.

Karyn C. Nooks was appointed director of the Office of Alumni Affairs at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. Most recently, she served as the senior enrollment specialist and senior admissions counselor at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Nooks graduated from Fort Valley State University in 2016 with a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing with a minor in logistics.

Thomas J. Calhoun, Jr. is the new vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Mississippi Valley State University. He was vice president for enrollment management and strategic matriculant services at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Calhoun is a graduate of Tuskegee University in Alabama, where he majored in philosophy and biology. He holds a master’s degree in biology from Clark Atlanta University, a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Washington.

Aisha Oliver-Staley was appointed general counsel and university secretary at New York University, effective in January. She has been serving as chief ethics and compliance officer and deputy general counsel at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Oliver-Staley is a magna cum laude graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, where she earned a  bachelor’s degree in business management. She received a juris doctorate from the Howard University School of Law.

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