Five Black Leaders Appointed to Administrative Positions

Keith Humphrey has been named campus police chief at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. Humphrey has over three decades of public safety experience, most recently serving as chief of police for the city of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Humphrey holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University Commerce and an MBA from Amberton University in Garland, Texas.

DeMarcus Hopson has been appointed associate vice president for enrollment management and student access at Georgetown College in Kentucky. Hopson has over a decade of experience in higher education, previously serving in administrative and faculty positions at two historically Black schools, Kentucky State University and Stillman College in Alabama.

Hopson holds a bachelor’s degree in history and interdisciplinary studies from Kentucky State University and a master’s degree in strategic leadership instruction from the United States Army Command and College in Kansas City, Missouri. He is currently pursing a doctorate in higher education leadership at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Sonja M. Brown has been appointed associate vice chancellor for academic and faculty affairs at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. She previously served as dean of the College of Media and Mass Communication at The American University in Dubai and as vice president for academic affairs at Great Basin College in Nevada.

Dr. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in communication studies from Fresno State University in California. She received her Ph.D. in communication studies from the University of Georgia.

Denisha Hendricks has been appointed director of athletics at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Hendricks has held athletics and academic appointments at numerous universities throughout her 20-year career. She currently serves as director of parks and recreation for the City of Selma, Alabama.

Dr. Hendricks graduated from the University of South Carolina where she majored in physical education and athletic training. She received a master’s degree and a doctorate in higher education administration from Auburn University in Alabama.

CJ Charlton has been named director of the aviation program at historically Black Delaware State University. Charlton is chair of the university’s aviation advisory council and serves as a captain for United Airlines.

Charlton is an alumnus of the aviation degree program at Delaware State University.

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