Two African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

Karyn Scissum Gunn was appointed provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Long Beach. Since 2017, she has been associate vice president in academic affairs at California State University, Fullerton. Previously, Dr. Scissum Gunn spent over 20 years at Alabama State University in Montgomery where she served as professor, chair, dean, associate provost, and provost.

Dr. Scissum Gunn earned both her bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in cell biology from Tuskegee University in Alabama. She holds and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics from Auburn University in Alabama.

Anthony B. Johnson is the new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Morris Brown College in Atlanta. He most recently served as the interim vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. Earlier, Dr. Johnson was associate vice president for academic affairs and associate professor at Grambling State University in Louisiana and associate dean and assistant dean at Howard University’s School of Education in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree in counseling psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi. He holds a master’s degree in elementary education and a doctorate in special education, research & statistics from Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

In Memoriam: Roscoe Hightower Jr., 1966-2024

Dr. Hightower was a professor of marketing at his alma mater, historically Black Florida A&M University, where he taught for over two decades. He also served the university as the Centennial Eminent Scholar Chair and Professor of Marketing and Facility Management.

Higher Education Gifts or Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

In Memoriam: O. Jerome Green, 1954-2024

President of historically Black Shorter College O. Jerome Green passed way unexpectedly on April 8. Since he became president in 2012, the college has experienced record-breaking enrollment and graduation rates, created new academic programs, and established the STEM Center for Academic Excellence.

Featured Jobs