Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Darrius Douglas is the new dean of enrollment management at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He served as vice president of enrollment management at the New York Film Academy and had similar roles at Tulane University in New Orleans and the New Mexico Military Institute.

Dr. Douglas holds a master’s degree in management information systems and a doctorate in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

Shelly Perdomo-Ahmed was selected to serve as interim vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Most recently, she has served as assistant vice chancellor for advocacy, inclusion, and support programs at the university.

A native of Harlem, Dr. Perdomoa holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies and cultural anthropology from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in educational policy, research, and administration from the University of Massachusetts.

Sharon Stroye will be the inaugural director of truth, racial healing, and transformation at Emory University in Atlanta. For the past five years, Stroye has served as the founding director of the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Center at Rutgers University-Newark.

Stroye is a graduate of Bloomfield College in New Jersey, where she majored in accounting. She holds an MBA and a master of public administration degree from Rutgers University.

Lloyd Nivens IV is the new senior campus minister at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. He is pastor of Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Zion Church in Rockingham, North Carolina.

Nivens is a graduate of Livingstone College, where he majored in business administration. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina, and is currently attending United Theological Seminary in pursuit of a doctor of ministry degree.

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