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The Next Leader of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Dr. Emma Savage-Davis has been serving as dean for the College of Education, Leadership Studies and Counseling at the University of Lynchburg in Virginia. She will begin her new duties on January 1.

Cynthia Nance Once Again Named Dean of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law

Professor Nance first joined the University of Arkansas School of Law faculty in 1994 as an assistant professor and served as the dean from 2006 to 2011. She then returned to the classroom as the Nathan G. Gordon Professor of Law in 2012.

Miriam Mobley Smith Honored by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists

Miriam Mobley Smith is the interim dean of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Prior to coming to the University of Hawai'i in 2021, the veteran pharmacy academic served as interim dean and visiting professor at the Northeastern University Bourvé College of Health Sciences in Boston and as dean and tenured professor at the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative duties are Gerald Lewis Jr. at Columbia University in New York City, Kristie L. Kenney at Talladega College in Alabama, Karen Wright at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Michelle Nichols at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Ariel Aponte at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, and Monique Carroll at Chicago State University.

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Aaron J. Hart at Virginia Commonwealth University, Shawn Bake at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, Carmen W. Harper at Fayetteville State University, Monique Carroll at Chicago State University, Lisa Lee at Rice University in Houston, Earl Holland Jr. at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Toniette Haynes Robinson at Dallas College.

Cynthia Nance Named Chair-Elect of the the American Bar Foundation Fellows

Cynthia Nance is dean emerita and the Nathan G. Gordon Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Her teaching and scholarship focus on labor and employment law, workplace legislation, and poverty law.

Parneshia Jones Appointed Director of Northwestern University Press

An Evanston native and a published poet, Jones joined the Northwestern University Press in 2003 as marketing assistant and served in several progressively more responsible positions. She will be only the second Black woman to lead a university press in the United States.

Governors State University in Illinois Appoints Cheryl Green as Its Sixth President

Last year, Dr. Green was appointed interim chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. At that time she was vice chancellor of student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Earlier, Dr. Green served as assistant vice president of student affairs at Tennessee State University.

Melvin Terrell Honored by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Melvin C. Terrell, vice president emeritus at Northeastern Illinois University, was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Bobby E. Leach Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award presented by NASPA. The award is named in honor of the first person of color to serve as NASPA president.

Cheryl Green to Lead the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Dr. Cheryl Green has been serving as vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Earlier, she was assistant vice president for student affairs at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Chicago State University Chooses Zaldwaynaka Scott as Its Next President

Scott is an attorney for the Foley & Lardner law firm, which has offices in 21 major U.S. cities including Chicago. A former federal prosecutor, Scott served on the board of trustees of Chicago State University from 2009 to 2013 and has taught courses as an adjunct professor at several law schools.

University of Illinois Acquires the Papers of Poet, Educator, and Publisher Haki Madhubuti

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois has acquired the papers of poet Haki Madhubuti and the archives of the Third World Press, the oldest independent Black-owned publisher in the United States.

Rachel Lindsey Appointed to Lead Chicago State University

Dr. Lindsey has served as a professor of psychology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Chicago State University. Earlier in her career, she taught at Northeastern Illinois University and Loyola University of Chicago.

In Memoriam: Herbert Rogers Kent, 1928-2016

Herb Kent was a radio personality in Chicago for more than 70 years and taught at Chicago State University for more than a decade. He made his last radio broadcast on the morning of his death.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Timothy Dunn at Trinity College in Connecticut, Eboney Hearn at MIT, Latonya Guillory at the University of Southern Mississippi, Tracy Dildy at Chicago State University, and Getchel L. Caldwell at Clark Atlanta University.

In Memoriam: Ronald E. Harris, 1960-2016

At Chicago State, Harris founded the Teaching and Educating Men of Black Origin program and the Continuing the Journey Conference for Black male high school students. He was the director of the African American Male Resource Center.

Predominantly Black Chicago State University Partners With a Nigerian University

Chicago State University has entered into an agreement with Edwin Clark University in the Delta State of Nigeria. Under the agreement, the two universities will participate in student exchange programs.

Florida A&M University Crowned Champion of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Teams from 48 historically Black colleges and universities or predominantly Black institutions participated in the 27th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge. For the eighth time, the champion was Florida A&M University.

Two African Americans Among Three Finalists for President of Chicago State University

Dennis J. Shields is the fourteenth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Jerry D. Blakemore is vice president and general counsel at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Two African Americans Appointed to Positions as Dean

Randolph Rasch has been selected as the next dean of the College of Nursing at Michigan State University and Farah C. Muscadin was named dean of students at Chicago State University in Illinois.

President of Chicago State University Announces He Is Stepping Down in 2016

Wayne Watson was named the 19th president of Chicago State in 2009. Previously, he was chancellor of the Community Colleges of Chicago from 1998 to 2009.

Harper College Program Looks to Increase Faculty Diversity

Harper College, a two-year, public college in Palatine, Illinois, has entered into a partnership agreement with Chicago State University in an effort to increase diversity on the Harper College faculty.

Notable Honors for Three Black Men With Ties to the Academic World

Patrick Cage of Chicago State University and Chinedum Osuji of Yale University are being honored by professional societies and mystery writer Walter Mosley is receiving an award from the City College of New York.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Chicago State University Receives the Archives of Thomas N. Todd

Thomas N. Todd, known as TNT, for his dynamic speaking skills, was appointed in 1970 as the first full-time Black professor at the Northwestern University School of Law.

Five African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts

The new appointees are Lowell Kent Davis at Western Carolina University, Stan Wilcox at Florida State University, Wayne Felder at Bowie State University, Bryan Samuels at the University of Chicago, and LaShonda Peebles of Chicago State University.

Wayne Watson Stepping Down as President of Chicago State University

Wayne D. Watson, who was appointed president of Chicago State University in 2009, has announced his intention to step down with 18 months left to go on his five-year contract. Sandra Westbrooks, now provost at the university, will serve as acting president.

Two Black Poets Honored by the U.S. Postal Service

Robert Hayden and Gwendolyn Brooks are among 10 poets honored in a new series of stamps.

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