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Arizona State University’s Colleen Jennings-Roggensack Honored for Promoting Broadway Theater

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, vice president for cultural affairs at Arizona State University and executive director of ASU Gammage, a multipurpose performing arts center on the campus of the university in Tempe, is the recipient of the 2023 Broadway League Leadership Award.

Ruth Ray Jackson Selected to Lead Langston University in Oklahoma

Dr. Jackson has been with Langston University since 2014 and currently serves as the vice president for academic affairs. She has held other leadership positions at the university including associate vice president for student success and dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Rico Munn at Colorado State University, Monika Williams Shealey of Rowan University in New Jersey, Renarde D. Earl at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, Natasha Hutson at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and Misty Nunn at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Sylvia M. Jenkins to Retire From Presidency of Moraine Valley Community College in Illinois

Dr. Jenkins started out her career as a librarian at Virginia Union University in Richmond. She joined the library staff at Moraine Valley in 1986 and in 1995 was named department chair of the library. She subsequently served in several administrative positions before becoming president of the college in 2012.

Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Larry P. Thomas at Pennsylvania State University, Sibby Anderson-Thompkins at Sewanee: The University of the South, Kauline Cipriani at Colorado State University, Lemuel W. Watson at Indiana University in Bloomington, and Norm Jones at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

A Quartet of African Americans Who Are Taking on New Roles in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The four African Americans who have been appointed to diversity positions are Michelle Foster at Colorado State University, B. Sherrance Russell at the University of Missouri, Anita Dashiell-Sparks at the University of Southern California, and Kristina Marshall at Baker College in Michigan.

Nine African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Academia

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Four White Students at Colorado State Posed for Photo In Blackface

The university president issued a statement saying that the photo caused a great deal of pain to members of the university community, but that the social media posting was protected by the First Amendment and the students would not be punished.

Faculty From Underrepresented Groups Bear the Brunt of the Work on Diversity Initiatives

The research, led by scholars from Colorado State University, found that non-White faculty recruited minority faculty, engaged in outreach to diverse K-12 schools and served on diversity committees more frequently than non-Hispanic White faculty.

Professor Eulanda Sanders Named Department Chair at Iowa State University

Eulanda Sanders, the Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing at Iowa State University, was named chair of the department of apparel, events, and hospitality management at the university. She joined the university's faculty in 2012 after teaching at Colorado State University.

Paul Jones Named the Tenth President of Fort Valley State University

Dr. Jones has been serving as interim president of Darton State University in Albany, Georgia. Earlier in his career, Dr. Jones was chief budget officer and interim president at Georgia College and State University.

Blane Harding Looks for a Fresh Start at the University of Nevada Reno

The new director of the Center for Student Cultural Diversity at the University of Nevada at Reno recently resigned his post at the University of Kansas admitting frustration at the lack of progress in improving graduation rates for Black students.

Colorado State University Mounts a Massive Book Drive for Hawassa University in Ethiopia

Recently, more than 20,000 textbooks and journals were packed into 641 boxes weighing more than 33,000 pounds. The boxes were packed into a shipping container that is currently on its way to Ethiopia.

In Memoriam: Robert Bertrand France, 1960-2015

Dr. France was a professor of computer science at Colorado State University. A native of Guyana, Dr. France received a Ph.D. at Massey University in New Zealand.

Yusef Komunyakaa Awarded the Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature

Yusef Komunyakaa is the Global Distinguished Professor of English at New York University. He is being honored by the Center for Southern Studies at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

Colorado State University Scientist to Be Honored by the Institute of Caribbean Studies

Robert B. France, professor of computer science at Colorado State University, has been selected to receive the Excellence in Science and Technology Award from the Institute of Caribbean Studies.

Three African American Men in New Faculty Roles

Albert Bimper Jr., a former NFL player, joins the faculty at Colorado State University. J. Marshall Shepherd is named to an endowed chair at the University of Georgia and James Martin is appointed chair of the department of civil engineering at Clemson University.

Colorado State University Mounting a Book Drive to Help the Library at an Ethiopian University

President Tony Frank is asking students, faculty, and staff at the university to donate books that will be shipped to the library at Hawassa University in Ethiopia.

Carl Wright Named Provost at the Pueblo Campus of Colorado State University

Dr. Wright joined Grambling State University in Louisiana in 2009 as dean of the College of Business. Previously, he was chair of the department of accounting and finance and vice president of business and finance at Virginia State University.

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