A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans

Kimberly Moorehead has been named dean of the University College at Dillard University in New Orleans. The University College includes academic advising, the Academic Center for Excellence, the Center for First-Year Experience, the Daniel C. Thompson/Samuel DuBois Cook Honors Program, and the university’s writing center. Most recently, she served as senior student services coordinator at George Washington University.

A native of St. Croix, Dr. Moorehead earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Dillard University in 2004. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from George Washington University.

Malcolm Butler will be the next dean of the Cato School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has been serving as a professor, director of the School of Teacher Education, and coordinator of the Ph.D. program in science education in the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Butler will begin his new job in January.

Dr. Butler earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Florida.

Nicquet Blake was appointed dean of the Graduate Division at the University of California, San Francisco. She will also hold the title of vice provost for student academic affairs. Dr. Blake most recently served as senior associate dean for admissions and student affairs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

A native of Jamaica, Dr. Blake married her childhood next-door neighbor, a military man who had immigrated to Texas and was serving in the U.S. Air Force. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis.


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