Four African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Shantay Bolton will be the new executive vice president for administration and finance and chief business officer at the Georgia Institute of Technology, effective August 14. She has been serving as executive vice chancellor for administration and chief administrative officer at Washington University in St. Louis. Earlier, she served as vice president and deputy chief operating officer at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Dr. Bolton earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Alabama A&M University. She holds an MBA in corporate business from Florida International University and a Ph.D. in organizational psychology with a concentration in industrial psychology from Walden University.

Jovan Alexander Wilson has been appointed director of university bands at North Carolina Central University. He has been serving as interim director for the past year. Earlier in his career, he held increasingly responsible music leadership roles at Delaware State University, including interim director of university bands and assistant director of university bands.

Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Delaware State University. He earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from National University and a master’s degree in wind ensemble conducting at the Longy Conservatory of Music at Bard College.

Aristide J. Collins Jr., vice president, chief of staff, and secretary of the university at George Washington University, will be the executive vice president, chief administrative officer, and chief of staff at Strada Education Foundation, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit that supports programs, policies, and organizations that strengthen connections between post-secondary education and opportunity.

Collins earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from what is now California State University, East Bay in Hayward. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Long Beach.

Robin Whitfield is the new associate vice president for finance and bursar at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She has been serving as chief financial officer at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Earlier, she was vice president for enterprise solutions for the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Whitfield holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in management from the University of Maryland.

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