Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Maurice Edington was named executive vice president and chief operating officer at Florida A&M University. He had been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs. Earlier, he served as the founding dean of the College of Science and Technology. Dr. Eddington has been on the university’s faculty since 1998.

Dr. Eddington is a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville. He earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Vanderbilt University.

Venus D. Boston is the new general counsel at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. She had been serving as deputy chief legal counsel and adjunct professor of business law at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Boston holds a bachelor’s degree in English, a master of public administration degree, and a juris doctorate, all from North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Donavan D. McCargo has been appointed vice president for campus life and dean of students at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He had been serving as interim vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Donavan is a graduate of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, where he majored in marketing. He holds a master’s degree in higher education from Iowa State University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Rowan University.

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