New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Dakota Doman is the new chief of staff for the president of Texas Southern University in Houston. He has been serving as the senior director for strategic initiatives and policy implementation with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Earlier, Dr. Doman was vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Philander Smith College n Little Rock, Arkansas.

Dr. Doman earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and an MBA at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He holds a doctorate in higher education administration from Texas Tech University.

Reneé Watson will be the next vice president of student affairs at Central Michigan University, effective August 1. Since 2018, Dr. Watson has served as associate vice president for student life for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Earlier, she was associate dean of students at Illinois State University.

Dr. Watson is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where she majored in African and African American studies. She holds a master’s degree in adult and higher education administration from the University of Missouri at St. Louis and a doctorate in educational leadership from Northern Kentucky University.

Chanelle Reese has been named the next university ombudsperson at the University of Iowa. Reese has been serving as associate ombudsperson at the University of California, Merced.

Reese earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She holds a master of science degree in negotiation and conflict management from the University of Baltimore.

Romy Riddick has been promoted to vice president for human resources at Princeton University. She has been serving as assistant vice president of the Client Services Team in the Office of Human Resources, which has responsibility for the areas of employee relations, talent management, labor relations and contract negotiation, learning and development, and diversity and inclusion.

Riddick has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Maryland.

Vincent Champion was appointed vice president and general counsel at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He will begin his duties on July 1. Since 2014, he has led a private practice specializing in representing educational institutions, nonprofits, and small- and medium-sized businesses.

Champion holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communication with a minor in government from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. He earned a juris doctorate from the Widener University School of Law and a master’s degree in trial advocacy from the Temple University School of Law.


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