New Dean Appointments for Four Black Scholars

Glenn Chambers has been selected to serve as interim dean of the Honors College at Michigan State University. He has held numerous academic and administrative roles during his tenure with the university, currently serving as a professor of history, associate dean of the Honors College, and interim dean of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

Dr. Chambers holds a Ph.D in Latin American and Caribbean history from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Valerie L. Holmes has been appointed associate vice president for student success and dean of students at Texas State University. She most recently served as associate vice president for student success at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. She previously held student services positions with Prairie View A&M University in Texas, Wake Forest University in North Carolina, the University of Illinois Chicago, and Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

Holmes received her bachelor’s degree in African American world studies from the University of Iowa and her master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies from Iowa State University.

Esther Ntuli has been named interim dean of the College of Education at Idaho State University. She has been a faculty member in the university’s department of teaching and educational studies for over a decade. During her tenure, she has served as chair of her department as well as associate dean of the College of Education.

Dr. Ntuli earned degrees from Africa University in Zimbabwe and Illinois State University.

Sheryl Kennedy Haydel has been officially appointed as dean of College of Music and Media at Loyola University New Orleans. She has served as interim dean for the past year. Prior to her interim appointment, she served as director of the School of Communication and Design.

Dr. Haydel is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, where she majored in mass media. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, an MBA in marketing from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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