Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Black Administrators

Fredrick White was appointed executive director of Title III programs at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Previously, Dr. White served as the federal grant navigator consultant for the National League of Cities. He was also a federal grant administrator for the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

A graduate of Mississippi Valley State University, Dr. White earned master’s and doctoral degrees at Mississippi State University.

Eric Ham was appointed chief information officer at South Carolina State University. Ham was the director of information technology for the Orangeburg County Consolidated School District 5, where he supervised a staff of 25 and provided strategic direction for the district’s information technology infrastructure and functionality.

Ham holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education and a master’s degree in secondary education from South Carolina State University.

Jason T. Evans is the new chief operating officer at Tennessee State University in Nashville. With a distinguished military career that spanned four decades, Lt. General Evans brings a wealth of command and staff leadership experience to TSU. He has held various senior executive positions that include leading complex organizations at every level of the United States Army.

A native of Baltimore, he holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bellevue University in Nebraska, and master’s degrees in business administration from Webster University in Missouri and in national resource strategy from the National Defense University.

Kelly McMurray, a statistician, educator, and experienced administrator, has been named chief of staff and senior vice president of the University of the District of Columbia. She was vice president for strategic planning, analysis, and institutional effectiveness at Florida A&M University.

Dr. McMurray received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Clark Atlanta University and a master’s degree in applied mathematics from North Carolina A&T State University. She holds a Ph.D. in educational policy studies, with a concentration in research, measurement, and statistics, from Georgia State University.

Denzil A. Streete was named senior associate dean and director of the Office of Graduate Education st the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been serving as assistant vice provost for graduate studies, chief of staff, and director of the Office for Graduate Diversity at the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to that role, Dr. Streete served as assistant dean for graduate student development and diversity at Yale University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Streete earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York. He holds a Ph.D. in comparative and international education from Columbia University.

Adrienne Cowan Edney was appointed assistant director of communications at Talladega College in Alabama. She was a communications specialist in the College of Education at the University of Mississippi. She previously worked as a marketing and outreach coordinator for the University of Mississippi Division of Outreach.

Edney earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in integrated marketing and communications at the University of Mississippi.

Archie L. Bouie II was named vice president for finance, administration, and business innovation at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Bouie comes to Edward Waters University having most recently served as chief operating and financial officer of the KIPP Jacksonville schools. Earlier, Dr. Bouie served as vice president for fiscal affairs and chief financial officer at Tougaloo College in Mississippi.

Dr. Bouie is a graduate of the University of Phoenix, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and management. He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from American Intercontinental University and a doctorate in organizational leadership and development from Grand Canyon University.

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