Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven African Americans to Administrative Positions

Vincent L. Young was named an assistant dean for the College of Business at Mississippi State University. In his new role, he will direct the college’s Academic Advising Center.

Young earned bachelor’s degrees in finance and real estate finance from Mississippi State University in 2013. He holds a master of public policy degree from Mississippi State and is currently studying for a Ph.D.

Olga Osaghae was appointed interim chief information officer and head of Enterprise Technology Services at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Most recently she served as the director of enterprise applications and deputy project manager for the Workday Human Capital Management system at the university.

Osaghae earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Ghana and a master’s degree in management information systems from the University of Baltimore.

Rolundus R. Rice is the new vice-president for academic affairs at Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi. He has been serving as the central region director of adult education with the Alabama Community College System.

After dropping out of high school, Dr. Rice earned his GED in 2002. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration from DeVry University. He holds a master’s degree in history from Alabama State University and a Ph.D. in history from Auburn University. He was the first GED recipient to earn a Ph.D. at  Auburn University since it was founded in 1856.

Amy Johnson has been named assistant provost for immersion and experiential learning at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Dr. Johnson was an associate professor of history at Elon University in North Carolina and served as the executive director of the Elon Core Curriculum.

Dr. Johnson received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and African diasporic studies from Tufts University in Massachusetts. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees in history from Duke University.

Emma Adebayo was appointed director of admissions at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She was the associate director of admissions, inclusion, and access at Washington University in St. Louis.

Adebayo is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where she majored in sociology. She holds a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Nebraska.

Brandon Howard was appointed associate director of bands at Huntingdon College In Montgomery, Alabama. He was the director of bands at Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery.

Howard earned a bachelor of science degree in music education from Alabama State University.

Jaide Hinds-Clarke has been named the coordinator of student-athlete leadership development and engagement at the University of Richmond in Virginia. Hinds-Clarke has spent the past year as a graduate assistant in the leadership development program at the University of Richmond while working on her master’s degree in sports leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Hinds-Clarke is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where she was a four-year letter winner on the women’s basketball team.

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