New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

Myeshia Armstrong has been named vice president for administration and finance at California State University, East Bay in Hayward. She will begin her new job in June. Armstrong currently serves as vice president of administrative services at East Los Angeles College.

Armstrong received a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach. She earned an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago.

Tracy Clemons was appointed associate vice president for marketing and communications at Texas Southern University in Houston. He is the former press secretary for the Houston Independent School District.

Clemons is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland.

Ana Hunt was promoted to associate provost at the University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock. She joined Pulaski Tech in 2019 as registrar. Earlier, she was registrar at National Park College in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Dr. Hunt is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She holds a master’s degree in college student personnel from Arkansas Tech and a doctorate in educational leadership and management from Capella University.

Lance Franklin is the new assistant vice chancellor for environmental health and safety at Washington University in St. Louis. He had been serving as assistant vice president for environmental health and safety services at Virginia Tech. He has been on the staff there since 2008. Earlier, Dr. Franklin served as director and radiation safety officer and an adjunct professor in the College of Engineering at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Dr. Franklin earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, master’s degrees in occupational and environmental health sciences and civil and environmental engineering, and a doctorate in civil and environmental engineering, all from Wayne State University.

Deborah Manning was named dean of adjunct administration for Bergen Community College, based in Paramus, New Jersey. She has been serving as associate dean and is an adjunct professor of sociology at the college.

Dr. Manning holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, an MBA, and a master’s degree in accountancy from Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey. She earned a doctorate in community college leadership from National American University in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Charles Prince has been appointed interim vice president of enrollment management at Virginia Union University in Richmond. Dr. Prince previously held the role of associate vice president of research and innovation in the Office of the President at the university.

Dr. Prince earned a bachelor’s degree in composite social studies from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and human development in international education from George Washington University and a doctorate in global executive education from the University of Southern California.

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