A Half Dozen African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Kendall Isaac will be the inaugural general counsel at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. In addition to serving as the university’s chief legal officer, Isaac will assume the role of vice president, secretary of the university, and assistant secretary of the board of trustees. He will join the staff at the university on October 15. Dr. Isaac has been serving as vice president, general counsel, and assistant to the president for special initiatives at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He has previously served as university counsel and chief of staff for Fort Valley State University in Georgia.

Dr. Isaac is a graduate of Ohio State University, where he majored in rhetorical communication. He holds a doctorate in curriculum and leadership from Columbus State University and a juris doctorate from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.

Moira Poe was named executive director of undergraduate admissions for Vanderbilt University. For the past five years, she has served as associate director of undergraduate admissions at Yale University. She has been on the admissions staff at Yale since 2013.

Poe earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and American studies from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Michigan.

Angela Graham-Williams is the new director of counseling and wellness at Xavier University in New Orleans. She most recently served as president of the Foundation for Excellence.

Dr. Graham-Williams is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta. She holds a master’s degree from Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. from Sofia University in California.

John Mack was appointed Ford Family Director of Athletics at Princeton University in New Jersey. He has been a practicing attorney for the past decade. Earlier, Mack was an assistant athletic director of intercollegiate programming responsible for coordinating facility use and competition schedules for all varsity programs at Princeton. In addition, he served as assistant women’s track and field coach from 2002 to 2004.

Mack was an outstanding track athlete while an undergraduate at Princeton University. He went on to earn a juris doctorate at Northwestern University.

Tiffany D. Tucker has been promoted to deputy athletic director at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has been serving as senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at the university since January 2019. Earlier, she was deputy athletic director at South Carolina State University.

A native of Petersburg, Virginia, Tucker earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a master’s degree in sports administration from Hampton University in Virginia.

Monique Howard has been appointed the inaugural senior director of women’s health initiatives at the Center for Global Women’s Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She has been serving as the director of a rape crisis center in Philadelphia.

Dr. Howard is a graduate of Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, where she majored in bacteriology. She holds a master of public health degree from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and a doctorate in human sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania.


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