New University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

Richantae Johnson is the new interim director of gender equity and Title IX coordinator at Kent State University in Ohio. She has been serving as a compliance investigator and deputy Title IX coordinator at the university. Prior to joining Kent State, Johnson served as a criminal defense attorney, primarily handling cases relating to domestic/dating violence and sexual assault.

Johnson is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, where she majored in psychology. She earned a juris doctorate at the University of Florida.

Will Guzmán was named the assistant vice chancellor for international programs and community engagement at North Carolina Central University. He has taught Africana classes at the University of Texas at El Paso, Prairie View A&M University, Seton Hall University, Florida State University, New Jersey City University, and Florida A&M University. He is the author of Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism (University of Illinois Press, 2015).

Dr. Guzmán s a graduate of Florida A&M University. He holds a master’s degree in social science education from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Gabrielle Young was appointed executive director for strategic marketing and communications at Maryville University in St. Louis. Most recently, Young served as director of marketing for Blue Bird Corporation, an American bus manufacturer headquartered in Fort Valley, Georgia.

Young holds a bachelor’s degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She earned an MBA from the University of Illinois.

Joseph Green is the new vice president of student development and success at Virginia Union University. Dr. Green has taught at the University of North Carolina, the University of Central Florida, Marquette University, Norfolk State University, and North Carolina A&T State University.

Dr. Green received his undergraduate degree from Bowie State University in Maryland. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and public administration from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The University of Holy Cross in New Orleans has appointed Jeannie Brown as vice president for admissions and financial aid. Brown previously held administrative posts at Loyola University New Orleans and Delgado Community College in New Orleans.

Brown is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she majored in computer science. She holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of New Orleans.

James M. DuBose Jr. is the new director of athletics at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. DuBose has been serving as interim athletic director since April. Earlier, he was senior associate athletic director for development and administration at Winston-Salem State Univerity in North Carolina.

DuBose is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. He earned a master’s degree in sports management from Southern New Hampshire University.

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