Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Michelle Penn-Marshall has been selected as Texas Southern University’s first-ever vice president of research and innovation. Dr. Penn-Marshall previously served as the vice president for research, associate provost, and dean of the Graduate College at Hampton University in Virginia.

Dr. Penn-Marshall earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in biology with a concentration in environmental science from Hampton University. She holds a Ph.D. in community nutrition from Virginia Tech.

Desmond Stubbs has been promoted to director of STEM diversity initiatives at Oak Ridge Associated Universities, which manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Dr. Stubbs is a graduate of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, where he majored in chemistry. He holds a master’s degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Olajide Cooper was appointed assistant director for external partnerships, student engagement, and pipeline programs for the Service Learning Academy at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She has been serving as a resource navigator for the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Earlier, she was a Fulbright researcher for the Anne Coyne School for the Deaf in Leon, Nicaragua. She also taught in the Omaha public schools.

Cooper earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in Spanish language teaching from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Faculty Positions

The new faculty are Esther Jones at Brown University and Dagmawi Woubshet at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is Established at Bowie State University

"The new program will help to increase the number of counselor educators within the counseling field and the number of competent Black counselor educators," says Dr. Otis Williams, chair of the Bowie State University department of counseling and psychological studies.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Increase Representation of Black Graduate...

"We are excited by this partnership with UT Health Science Center and the opportunities this brings to our students who wish to pursue advanced degrees," said Kuldeep Rawat, dean of the Elizabeth City State University School of Science, Health and Technology.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Featured Jobs