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Manya Whitaker Will Be the New Leader of Colorado College

Colorado College executive vice president and chief of staff, Manya Whitaker, has been elevated to interim president effective July 1. Her selection follows the resignation of Colorado College's first woman of color president, L. Song Richardson.

Four Black Professionals Appointed to Administrative Leadership Positions

Lydia Sermons, Robert Jackson, David Robinson-Morris, and Jonathan Miller are taking on new leadership roles at Howard University, Virginia Tech, Dartmouth College, and North Shore Community College, respectively.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Anthony Brown is the new vice president for Equal Opportunity and Title IX at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Romona West was appointed assistant dean of inclusive excellence and strategic initiatives at the University of Arkansas, and Kellie McCants-Price is the new chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland.

Three Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments Relating to Diversity

André L. Churchwell will be the senior advisor to the chancellor of Vanderbilt University on inclusion and community outreach. Chloe Poston has been promoted to vice president for culture, belonging, and strategic engagement at Dartmouth College and Ann Gakumo was named associate dean for inclusion and community impact at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing.

Historian Ben Vinson III Named the Eighteenth President of Howard University

Dr. Vinson comes to Howard after serving as provost and executive vice president at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to that, he served as dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Four African Americans to Administrative Positions

The four African Americans in new administrative roles are LaMar Bunts at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, W. Rebecca Brown at Florida A&M University, Derrick Robertson at Talladega College in Alabama, and Jackie K. Brockington Jr. at Delaware State University.

Vaughn Booker Honored by the Council of Graduate Schools for His Book on Black Jazz Musicians

The Arlt Award from the Council of Graduate Schools recognizes a young scholar-teacher who has written a book deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to scholarship in the humanities. Dr. Booker is the 52nd winner of the award.

Dartmouth College Commits $100 Million to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

Dartmouth's STEM-X program will focus on student diversity in STEM programs, faculty recruitment, and research and scholarship. The program will include an undergraduate scholarship program with the goal of enhancing STEM participation by students from underrepresented groups. 

The First Black Woman Dean of the Howard University College of Medicine

When she takes office on October 3, Andrea A. Hayes Dixon will be the first Black woman to lead the medical school in its 154-year history. Before joining the faculty at Howard University, Dr. Hayes Dixon was the surgeon-in-chief and division chief of pediatric surgery at the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Nine Black Americans to Administrative Posts

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.

African American Scholar is the First Faculty Hire for the Columbia Climate School

Kristina G. Douglass was the Joyce and Doug Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute and assistant professor of anthropology and African studies at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Douglass' research focuses on investigating human-environment interaction in Madagascar.

Study Finds Americans Are Less Likely to Respond to Emails If the Sender is Black

The researchers sent emails to a random list of 250,000 Americans. When the sender had a White-sounding name, they were 15 percent more likely to receive a response than emails where the sender had a Black-sounding name.

The Modern Language Association Announces the Winner of the William Sanders Scarborough Prize

Joshua Bennett, professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, was named the winner of the twentieth annual William Sanders Scarborough Prize from the Modern Language Association. The prize is awarded for an outstanding scholarly study of African American literature or culture.

The First Woman to Chair the Surgery Department at the Howard University College of Medicine

Andrea A. Hayes has been serving as the surgeon-in-chief and division chief of pediatric surgery at the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital, where she also served as a professor of pediatric surgery and surgical oncology. A native of Los Angeles, she earned her bachelor's degree and medical doctorate at Dartmouth College.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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.

Bryant University in Rhode Island Appoints a New Dean of its College of Arts & Sciences

Veronica McComb currently serves as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, academic chair for the history department, and program coordinator for Africana studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University, with three campus locations in North and South Carolina.

A Quartet of African Americans Scholars in New Faculty Positions or Roles

The four African American faculty members appointed to new ranks or positions are Lucy Mule at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, La Marr Jurelle Bruce at the University of Maryland, College Park, Rediet Abebe at the University of California, Berkeley, and Darius Scott at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Five African Americans Scholars Who Have Been Named to New Positions in Academia

Appointed to new faculty positions are Phillip Atiba Goff at Yale University, Jomaira Salas Pujols at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, Katwiwa Mule at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Kimberly Juanita Brown at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Sonia Eden at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Four African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

The four women hired to diversity, equity, and inclusion positions are Kerri Alexander at Xavier University in New Orleans, Shontay Delalue at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Cammie Jones at Barnard College in New York City, and Eunice Tarver at Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma.

Six African American Women Who Have Been Hired to Diversity Posts

At some colleges and universities, a hiring freeze has been enacted. But in the wake of worldwide Black Lives Matter rallies and other social justice protests, the hiring of diversity and inclusion officers at colleges and universities remains at a brisk pace.

Two Black Women Executives in Diversity and Inclusion Are Leaving Their Posts

Evelynn Ellis, vice president of institutional diversity and equity at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Teshia Levy-Grant, dean of equity and inclusion at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, are stepping down from their positions.

Barbara Krauthamer Named Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts

Barbara Krauthamer, professor of history, dean of the graduate school and senior vice provost for interdisciplinary programs and innovation at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been appointed as dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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.

African Americans Accepted Into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, most of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2023. Some revealed the racial/ethnic breakdown of their admitted students.

Uju Anya Wins First Book Award From the American Association for Applied Linguistics

Uju Anya is an assistant professor of education and research affiliate for the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University. The award recognizes a scholar whose first book represents outstanding work in the field of applied linguistics.

A Quartet of African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments are Georgina Dodge at the University of Maryland, Melissa Jackson Holloway at North Carolina A&T State University, Theodosia Cook at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and Letherio H. Zeigler at Mississippi Valley State University.

New Duties for Three African American Faculty Members

The three African American scholars taking on new duties are Kafui Dzirasa of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Steve Swayne at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Monica A. Coleman at the University of Delaware.

Dartmouth College Study Finds Racial Disparities in Student Debt Can Persist Later in Life

This study is the first to examine how racial disparities in student loan debt change over a person's life rather than only analyzing them at a single point in time when they leave college. Disparities in student debt may contribute to the severe racial economic inequality later in life.

Ben Vinson Is the New Chair of the National Humanities Center

The center, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is a nonprofit institute dedicated to advanced study in the humanities. Dr. Vinson is the provost and executive vice president of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Claflin University President Henry Tisdale Announces He Will Step Down in 2019

When he retired in June 2019, Dr. Henry Tisdale will have led the historically Black university for a quarter century. He was the first African American to earn a doctorate in mathematics at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Cornell University Historian Russell Rickford Wins the Hooks National Book Award

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis has announced that Russell J. Rickford is the winner of the 2016 Hooks National Book Award. The award is given to an author of a book that "best advances an understanding of the American civil rights movement and its legacy."

Dartmouth’s Rashauna Johnson Is a Finalist for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Three finalists have been named for the 19th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize that recognizes the best book on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition published in the preceding year. Only one of the three finalists is African American.

University of Louisville’s First African American Vice President Retires

Dan Hall, vice president and director of the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Louisville, is retiring after 32 years on the university's staff. He was the first African American to earn the title of vice president at the university.

Dartmouth College Scholar Named Curator of African Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, the curator of African art at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, is leaving his post to become the curator of African art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

The appointees are: Lisa M. Coleman at New York University, Constance Tucker at Oregon Health & Science University, Claude Poux at Dartmouth College, Charima Young at Penn State, Cliff Scott at the University of South Carolina, and Moses T. Alexander Greene at North Carolina State University.

Three Black Scholars Named to American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships

The three Black Scholars named to Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships are Kareem Khalifa of Middlebury College, Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch of Dartmouth College, and Andrea N. Williams of Ohio State University.

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