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Roscoe Jones Jr. Becomes First-Ever Black Dean at Drake University

Roscoe Jones Jr. has been appointed dean of the Drake University Law School, making him the first-ever Black dean across all schools at Drake University. Jones currently serves as a practicing attorney in Washington D.C., and as an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law school.

Three African American Men Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Joel A. Johnson was appointed dean of admission at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Darren D. Kelly will be the next dean of the Office of African American Affairs at the University of Virginia and Jimmie Smith has been named dean of aviation at Savannah Technical College in Georgia.

Drake University Acquires the Papers of Long-Time Iowa Legislator and Alumnus Wayne Ford

Wayne Ford served from 1996 to 2010 in the Iowa House of Representatives. Ford was also the founder of Urban Dreams, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the lives of residents in low-income neighborhoods.

The New Chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs

Since November 2017, Johnny C. Taylor Jr. has been serving as the CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management. Earlier, from 2010 to 2017 he was president of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, an organization supporting the nation's state-operated HBCUs.

Syracuse University’s Marcelle Haddix Wins Outstanding Book Award From AACTE

Dr. Haddix is being honored for her book Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education: Teachers Like Me. Dr. Haddix will be honored at the association's 70th annual meeting in Baltimore.

The Drake University Law School Partners With 100 Black Men of America

Under the new agreement, Drake students who are part of the nonprofit organization's Collegiate 100 program and who meet established criteria will be automatically be admitted to the law school's juris doctorate program.

Many Instances of Racial Hate on College Campuses

It didn't take long for racial hate to rear its ugly head on college campus this fall. Hate crimes have occurred on a number of campuses.

Lincoln University Enters Agreement to Feed Students to Drake University’s Professional Schools

Under the agreement, students at Lincoln University who meet certain criteria will be guaranteed admission to the Drake School of Law and the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. These students will also receive significant scholarships.

Five Black Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Taking on new roles are Andre Churchwell at Vanderbilt University, Daphne Bernard at Howard University, Ermias Kebreab of the University of California, Davis, Shontavia Johnson at Drake University in Iowa, and T. Elon Dancy II at the University of Oklahoma.

New Higher Education Administrative Appointments for Five African Americans

The appointees are Stan Wilcox at Florida State University, Ulanda Adair-Simpson at Lone Star College in Texas, Earl C. Paysinger at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Joseph Jones at Drake University in Iowa, and Tracy Foster at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

The Next Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. has been serving as professor of public policy and political science and dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the UCLA faculty in 1986. Dr. Gilliam will become chancellor of UNCG on September 8.

Two African American Professors Are the Recipients of Notable Awards

Patrice Jackson-Ayotunde received the Invention of the Year Award from the Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Maryland and Shontavia Johnson of Drake Law School was honored by the International Trademark Association.

Honors for Two African American Scholars

Adriel Hilton of Grand Valley State University was honored by the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education and Deneese Jones, provost at Drake University, received the Alumni Excellence Award from Texas Woman's University.

Dolph Pulliman Leaving Drake University After a 24-Year Career

Dolph Pulliman, former basketball star and university radio broadcaster, and current director of community outreach and development at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, has announced his intention to retire at the end of the academic year.

Deneese Jones Named Provost at Drake University

Since 2005 she has been dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Longwood University in Virginia.

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