Four African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Sherwin E. James has been named director of the Student Success Advising Center at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville. Prior to his new appointment, he spent five years as director of the Center for Advising and Retention at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia.

James earned a bachelor’s degree in management and human resources and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Idaho. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration at the University of West Georgia.

Naronda Wright has been elected president of NAGAP, the Association for Graduate Enrollment and Management, making her the first African American to hold the position. With over 15 years of higher education experience, she currently serves as associate dean of graduate student services in the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies at Georgia Southern University.

Dr. Wright is a graduate of Columbia College where she majored in general studies. She holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from Georgia Southern University and a doctorate in higher education from Clark Atlanta University.

Desimond S. Antley has been named coordinator of religious life and community service/outreach in the division of student affairs at South Carolina State University. Previously, he served the historically Black university as a professional advisor in the Student Success Center.

Antley received his bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from Morris College in South Carolina.

Kentrice S. Rush has been selected to serve as interim director of marketing in the division of university communications at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She first joined the historically Black university in 2015 as a social media associate and was promoted to digital media manager in 2018.

Rush received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Jackson State University and her MBA from Clark Atlanta University.

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