Two African Americans Appointed Provosts at Historically Black State Universities

Frederick Evans was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at South Carolina State University. He served in the position on an acting basis since November 2021. Prior to his appointment as acting provost, Dr. Evans had served as the university’s dean of the College of Graduate School and Professional Studies. He also was an assistant professor of educational leadership in the department of educational leadership at South Carolina State University.

“I am honored to have his vote of confidence as we relentlessly pursue our mission to provide a quality education to the citizens of our state and this nation,” Dr. Evans said. “I remain committed to achieving President Conyers’ vision for success as we strengthen and expand our offerings.”

Dr. Evans holds a bachelor’s degree in social science/political science and a master’s degree in secondary education/history. He earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Sarasota.

Dimetri Horner is the new provost and vice president of academic affairs at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis. Dr. Horner most recently served as associate vice provost of academics at Strayer University.

“I look forward to the ways in which we will enhance scholarship and innovation to positively impact the academic experiences of our students and benefit the community we serve,” Dr. Horner said. “Harris-Stowe’s rich history is energizing, and our potential as a university is endless. I am inspired by the university’s future.”

Dr. Horner earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Southern Mississippi, a master’s degree in education innovation and technology from Capella University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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