Honors and Awards

• Natachie Elie, a senior at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Black Accountants. The award...

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Vicky Coleman was appointed dean of library services at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, effective September 1. She has been serving as...

New Provost at North Carolina Central University

Debbie Thomas was appointed provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

The First African-American President of Kansas City, Kansas Community College

This week Doris F. Givens began her new duties as the fifth president of the Kansas City, Kansas Community College. She is the first woman and the first African American to lead the college.

Meharry Professor to Lead the National Medical Association

Rahn Kennedy Bailey was named president-elect of the National Medical Association, an organization representing 30,000 African-American physicians nationwide.

The Higher Education of the Nation’s Newest Black Judge

Wilma Lewis was recently confirmed as judge for the U.S. District Court in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. She is the first woman to serve as a federal district judge for the Virgin Islands.

Rodney S. Clark Named to Lead Attleboro Campus of Bristol Community College in Massachusetts

Rodney S. Clark was named dean of the Attleboro campus of Bristol Community College, based in Fall River, Massachusetts. Clark was dean of admissions at the college.

Honors and Awards

• Alexander G. Clark Sr. was inducted posthumously into the Iowa African-American Hall of Fame. In 1867, more than 85 years before Brown v. Board...

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Esther S. Powell, director of nontraditional adult student services at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, was elected vice president of the Alpha Sigma...

Shaw University Chooses New Leader

Dorothy Cowser Yancy was named interim president of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mark G. Hardy Named Provost at Jackson State University

Dr. Hardy has been serving as dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Jackson State.

Honors and Awards

• Billy C. Hawkins, president of Talladega College in Alabama, received the Omega Century Award for Excellence at the centennial celebration of the Omega Psi...

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Mercy Eyadiel was appointed executive director for employment development in the Office of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North...

Pulitzer Prize Winner Cynthia Tucker Now Teaching at the University of Georgia

Tucker is leaving the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to serve as a visiting professor at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Langston University President to Step Down: Will Take Post at Hampton University

JoAnn W. Haysbert, president of Langston University in Oklahoma, has announced that she will step down at the end of the year. President Haysbert is the first woman to lead the historically black university. She has served as president for six years.

Honors and Awards

• Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, associate vice president for health sciences, multicultural and community affairs at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, was named...

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Amber Hunter was named director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She is the first African-American to hold the position...

Notre Dame Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Professor Christian was honored for his book, Media Bias, Perspective, and State Repression: The Black Panther Party.

Two African-American Scholars to Lead the Advisory Committee of the New Institute on Civic...

Dianne M. Pinderhughes and Kurt L. Schmoke were named co-chairs of the advisory committee for the Civic Engagement and Governance Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington.

New Law School Scholarship Honors the First Black Federal Judge in Arkansas

The William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has established a new scholarship program to honor George Howard Jr., the first African-American federal judge in Arkansas.

Penn State Scholar to Lead the University of Belize

Cary F. Fraser, an associate professor of African and African-American studies at Pennsylvania State University, was named president of the University of Belize in Central America.

Ugandan Journalist Awarded Fellowship at MIT

Jackee Budesta Batanda will also work with journalists at two major American newspapers during her seven-month fellowship.

Endowed Chair in Black Studies Named to Honor African-American Labor Pioneers

The John and Eula Cleveland Chair in Black History Studies at Howard University is the first endowed chair in the university’s department of Afro-American studies.

University of Wisconsin Honors the First African-American Woman Graduate of Its Law School

Vel Phillips Hall is only the second building on campus named after an African American.

The First Woman Board Chair in the 115-Year History of Historically Black Voorhees College

Mary Ellen Moule was elected chair of the board of trustees of historically black Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. She is the first woman to hold the position in the college’s 115-year history.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Here are this week's notable appointments of African Americans to posts in higher education.

Honors and Awards

Honors bestowed on African Americans by colleges and universities.

Princeton’s New Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity

Michele Minter was vice president for development at The College Board.

Two New Deans at North Carolina Central University

Keith Pigues and Ontario Wooden are the new appointees.

Two Musicians Get New Posts at Delaware State University

Horace Lamar Jr. and Lloyd Benjamin Mallory Jr. join the faculty at Delaware State.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Linda Rose was appointed vice president of academic affairs at Santa Ana College in California. Since 2005, she has served as dean of...

Honors and Awards

• Moustapha Diack, a professor in the doctoral program of science and mathematics education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, received the 2011...

The New Director of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Georgia

Dr. Toni Miles was a professor at the University of Louisville.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Here is this week's personnel news on African Americans in higher education.

Honors and Awards

A summary of this week's significant awards bestowed on blacks in higher education.

New Director of the Black Culture Center at Indiana University

Stephanie Power-Carter is an associate professor at the School of Education.

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