Monthly Archives: June 2022

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Black Administrators

The new administrators are Wesley Fountain at Fayetteville State, Samantha Jones at Mississippi State, Makda Fessahaye at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Johnny Bernard Hill at North Carolina Central, Roshaunda Ross-Orta at Vanderbilt, William Moultrie at West Carolina, and Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas.

NFL Partners With Black Medical Schools in an Effort to Diversify the Sports Medicine Pipeline

HBCU medical students interested in primary care sports medicine and/or orthopedic surgery will be selected by their respective schools to complete one-month clinical rotations with NFL clubs during the 2022 NFL season. Eight NFL teams each will host two medical students.

Florida State Dance Professor Honored by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, the Lawton and Nancy Smith Fichter Professor in the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University, received the Award of Merit for Achievement in the Performing Arts from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals.

Bluefield State College in West Virginia Will Transition to University Status

Historically Black Bluefield State College in West Virginia was founded in 1895 as the Bluefield Colored Institute to provide higher education to the children of African-American coal miners in the region. Today, the college, which will now become a university, is only 10 percent Black.

Three African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles Relating to Diversity

Taking on new administrative roles relating to diversity issues are Heather Moore Roberson at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Lonnie Thompson at Polk State College in Winter Haven, Florida, and Jamie Parson at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Samella Sanders Lewis, 1923-2022

Dr. Lewis, a major figure in the world of African American art, joined the faculty at Scripps College in Claremont, California, in 1970, where she was the first Black scholar to be awarded tenure. The Samella Lewis Collection of Contemporary Art was created by Scripps College in her honor in 2007.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Baylor University Takes Steps to Confront Its Past Ties to Slavery

The board of regents of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has decided to remove a statue of former president and slave owner Rufus Burleson from the quadrangle that has borne his name. Burleson was also a colonel in the Confederate Army.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

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