Five African Americans Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Katrece Boyd has been named executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at historically Black North Carolina Central University. She previously served as a general business counselor with the Small Business and Technology Development Center.

Boyd received her bachelor’s degree in sales and marketing from historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama. She is currently pursing an MBA from Duke University.

Anthony Jones has been named vice president of enrollment management at Loyola University New Orleans. Since 2021, he has served as vice president of enrollment management and student experience at historically Black Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Jones completed his undergraduate education at historically Black Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from Vanderbilt University.

Gerald Shields has been appointed interim vice president for finance administration at Southeastern Missouri State University. Throughout his career, he has held numerous chief financial officer and vice president roles at historically Black colleges and universities. Recently, he completed a term as interim chief financial officer for Kentucky State University.

Dr. Shields holds a bachelor’s degree in financial management from California Miramar University and a Ph.D. in ethics and creative leadership with a concentration in public policy in social change from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jordan Jones has been appointed director and curator for the Jacob Lawrence Gallery of the School of Art, Art History, and Design at the University of Washington. She most recently served as the exhibitions coordinator for Independent Curators International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting curators create stronger art communities.

Jones received her bachelor’s degree in studio art and comparative literature from Williams College in Massachusetts.

Jasmine Buxton has been promoted to vice president for student affairs at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She currently serves the university as associate vice chancellor of student affairs. She previously served as senior associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at historically Black Delaware State University.

Dr. Buxton is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio where she majored in Black world studies with a concentration in African American literature and history. She holds a master’s degree in student affairs and higher education from Indiana State University and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Alabama.

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