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Three Black Leaders Appointed to Administrative Positions in Academia

The new administrative appointments are Mechelle English at Columbia College in South Carolina, Richard Johnson at South Carolina State University, and Harry Allen at Belmont University in Nashville.

John Dozier Appointed the Twenty-First President of Columbia College in South Carolina

Dr. Dozier has been serving as community and equity officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before taking on that role in 2020, he was chief diversity officer and senior associate provost at the University of South Carolina and president of Kennedy-King College in Chicago.

One Quarter of the Latest Cohort of MacArthur Fellows Are Black

Of the latest cohort of 24 MacArthur fellows, it appears that six are Black. Three currently hold academic posts at colleges or universities.

Denise Rush to Serve as a Dean at Boston Architectural College

Rush has been serving as director of undergraduate interior architecture at the college. She is a licensed interior designer and has worked in design firms in Chicago, Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan and taught at Columbia College and the University of Illinois.

In Memoriam: Warrick L. Carter, 1942-2017

Dr. Carter was named president of Columbia College in Chicago in 2000. He was the first African American to hold the post.

Colorado College Scholar Wins Major Playwriting Award

Idris Goodwin, an assistant professor of theatre at Colorado College, has won the 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Award from the American Blues Theater in Chicago. The award was created in 2010 to help the careers of budding playwrights.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Seven Black Americans

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

The New Director of the Center for Black Studies at Northern Illinois University

Gena Flynn is the new director of the Center for Black Studies at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She was director of academic support at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Flynn served on the staff at Columbia College in Chicago.

Long-Time Educator Wins $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Ed Roberson is an artist-in-residence at Northwestern University. Roberson was a professor of literature and creative writing at Rutgers University and has also taught at the University of Chicago and Columbia College in Chicago.

Three Black Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Deborah Deas will be the new dean of the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. Onye Ozuzu was named dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College in Chicago and Arlie Petters was named dean of academic affairs at Trinity College of Duke University.

Two Black Scientists Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society recently named its new class of fellows for 2013. Of the 96 new fellows, it appears that only two are African Americans. They will be inducted as fellows at the ACS annual meeting in Indianapolis on September 9.

Center for Black Music Research May Be on the Chopping Block

The center, at Columbia College in Chicago, has had its budget slashed by 70 percent since 2006. Now the interim provost has recommended that funding be eliminated.

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