Five African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Tyron Clinton was appointed director of student success and retention programs at South Carolina State University. He has been serving in the role on an interim basis since May 2022. Prior to his current role, he served as the associate director of TRiO programs at the university.

Clinton holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from South Carolina State University. He earned a master’s degree in professional counseling from Webster University in Missouri.

Kamala Green is the new associate vice chancellor for staff human resources and chief human resources officer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Before working as a consultant, Green was the associate vice president for human resources/special assistant to the president for equity & inclusion at Mills College in Oakland, which is now a campus of Northeastern University.

Green holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master of public administration degree from San Francisco State University.

Theodore B. Callier is the inaugural vice president for research and sponsored programs at Grambling State University in Louisiana. Callier, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, most recently served as assistant vice president for research and sponsored programs at Dillard University in New Orleans, where he also served as interim vice president for institutional advancement.

Collier earned a master’s degree at Grambling State University.

Ron Brade was appointed senior vice president of administration and chief operating officer at Xavier University in New Orleans. He was the associate vice chancellor for strategic sourcing and chief procurement officer at the University of North Texas System. Earlier, Brade was the associate director for NASA’s Ames Research Center in California.

A native of South Boston, Virginia, Brade received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University.

Ludwig P. Gaines is the new vice president of strategic initiatives and partnerships at Talladega College in Alabama. He had been serving as a consultant and was CEO of several nonprofit groups in the Washington, D.C., area.

Gaines grew up in Queens, New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. He holds a juris doctorate from Howard University.

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