Tag: College of Charleston
Taking on new roles are LaQuandra S. Nesbitt at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Jarvis Givens at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Nicole B. Burwell at North Carolina A&T State University, and Anthony Greene at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.
Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
The six Black faculty members who have been appointed to new posts are Ernest Nkansah-Dwamena at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, Deon Benton at Vanderbilt University, Tomi Obe at the University of Arkansas, Eric Buckles at Dillard University in New Orleans, Kenneth Johnson at the College of Charleston, and Sonya Donaldson at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
The new chief diversity officers are Natalie Page at St. Xavier University in Chicago, Khalilah Shabazz at Butler University in Indianapolis, and Courtney Howard at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.
The three scholars embarking on new assignments are Tyra Good at Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Tamara Butler at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and David Van Valen of the California Institute of Technology.
James E. Campbell, who was born in 1925, is an African American educator and civil rights activist. He worked as a teacher in Baltimore, Maryland, New York City, and Tanzania. He later became an administrator with the New York City public school system and in retirement has remained active in educational initiatives in South Carolina.
The U.S. Census Bureau says that Blacks make up more than 27 percent of South Carolina's population. But, African Americans make up just 8 percent of the undergraduate student body at the state-operated College of Charleston.
Taking on new roles are Cymone Fourshey at Bucknell University, David Emmanuel Goatley at Duke University, Michael K. Fauntroy at Howard University, Tiffany Gayle Chenault at Salem State University, Desmond Patton at Columbia University, and Patricia Williams Lessane at the College of Charleston.
In 2016, the admissions office at the College of Charleston in South Carolina discontinued the practice of conducting an additional review of applications from students of color who were not initially recommended for admission. That "second look" has now been reinstated.
The honorees are Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas an associate professor at Georgia Southern University, Stacy Hawkins, an associate professor at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey, and Deborah Deas, the dean of the School of Medicine of the University of California, Riverside.
It seems like every Halloween there are numerous incidents of college students dressing in racially insensitive costumes. This year is no different.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Tillis was the dean of the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Earlier, he served as Distinguished International Visiting Scholar at the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica.
Ohio University has announced three finalists for the position of vice provost for diversity and inclusion. Two of the three finalists are Black: Shari J. Clarke from Marshall University in West Virginia and John Bello-Ogunu of the College of Charleston in South Carolina.
Currently, she is associate vice president for student affairs at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Before joining the staff at Charleston in 2007, she held a number of administrative positions at the University of Miami.