A Large Group of African Americns Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Kevin Collymore is the new assistant dean of retention and persistence programs at the University of San Francisco. He was the assistant director of advisement and student services at the Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.

Collymore is a graduate of Purchase College in Harrison New York, a campus of the State University of New York System. He holds a master’s degree in higher education student affairs from New York University.

Debra Clark Jones has been named associate vice president for community health for the Duke University Health System. She will begin her new role on October 25. Jones has been serving as vice president for university advancement, external affairs, and technology at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh.

Jones is a graduate of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she majored in computer science. She holds a master’s degree in data analytics from the University of Maryland.

Andaiye Qaasim is the new assistant director of the African American Cultural Center on the campus of North Carolina State University. She is a former student engagement manager at Green River College in Auburn, Washington.

Dr. Qaasim is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, where she majored in music and history. She holds a Ph.D. in the anthropology of music from the University of Pennsylvania.

Harl Tolbert was appointed associate vice president of RUVentures at the University of Rocester in New York. He was previously the associate director of the Office of Technology Transfer for the medical school at the university.

Tolbert is a graduate of Southern Universitty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he majred in aninal sciences. He earned an MBA and a master’s degree in animal sciecnes at the University of Illinois.

Angelica Witcher has been named assistant dean for student vitality at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke. As assistant dean, she will continue to serve in her current role of administrative director of student affairs.

Dr. Witcher holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Virginia. She earned an MBA from Averett University in Danville, Virginia, and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech.

Kelly Holder is the new chief wellness officer at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She was the director of the Office for Professional Mental Health at the College of Medicine at Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Holder is a graduate of Oakwood University in Alabama, where she majored in biochemistry. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Loma Linda University in California.

Anthony Henderson, Sr. is the new deputy director of athletics at Yale University. He has been an athletics administrator at Old Dominion University, the University of Akron, and most recently at the College of William and Mary in Williamsbrg, Virginia.

Henderson is a graduate of Hampton University in Virginia, where he majored in marketing. He holds a master’s degree in sport leadership from Virginia Commnwealth University.

Shanita Pettaway has been hired as Title IX coordinator for the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She has been serving as a contracts manager and deputy Title IX coordinator at Columbus State University in Georgia.

Dr. Pettaway holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Auburn University in Alabama. She earned a juris doctorate from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Deloris M. Gee has been named interim vice provost for strategic planning and institutional effectiveness at North Carolina A&T State University. She has been associate vice chancellor for data governance and intelligence since January 2019.

Gee earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems with a business administration concentration from North Carolina Central University. She holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Brittany Straw is the new director of career services at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Straw has been serving as the assistant director of Career Services at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Straw earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in vocational-technical education from Arkansas State University.


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