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Higher Education Gifts or Grants 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.

Five African Americans Appointed to Administrative Positions 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@jbhe.com.

Higher Education Gifts or Grants 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.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Roles at HBCUs

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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@jbhe.com.

Higher Education Gifts or Grants 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.

Spelman College Wins $1 Million Grant From Goldman Sachs’ Market Madness HBCU Competition

In addition to Spelman College, Howard University, Florida A&M University, and Delaware State University all secured grants for their participation in this year's Market Madness Competition.

Florida A&M University Receives $237 Million Gift But Some Observers Say “Show Me the Money”

The gift is nearly double the university's current endowment valued at $121 million, and one of the largest personal donations ever received by a historically Black college or university.

MIT Launches HBCU Science Journalism Fellowship

The new HBCU Science Journalism Fellowship will provide students from Howard University, Hampton University, Florida A&M University, Morgan State University, and North Carolina A&T State University with hands-on training and individualized mentorship to develop their journalistic skills.

Austin Agho to Transition from Old Dominion University Provost to Chief Integration Officer

Dr. Agho will transition to the role of senior advisor to the president and chief integration officer for Old Dominion University on July 1. Over the next two years, he will oversee the university's merger with Eastern Virginia Medical School.

In Memoriam: Roscoe Hightower Jr., 1966-2024

Dr. Hightower was a professor of marketing at his alma mater, historically Black Florida A&M University, where he taught for over two decades. He also served the university as the Centennial Eminent Scholar Chair and Professor of Marketing and Facility Management.

Chevron to Establish STEM Labs at Two Historically Black Universities

In partnership with the Fab Foundation, Chevron will establish Chevron Fab Labs at Fort Valley State University and Florida A&M University, aiming to provide students and faculty with cutting-edge STEM technology.

Higher Education Gifts or Grants 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.

Higher Education Gifts or Grants 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.

Amelia Parnell Named President of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

"NASPA is well-positioned to advocate for student affairs professionals around the world and, by doing so, we can demonstrate our commitment to student success and the association’s vision for fulfilling the promise of higher education," said Dr. Parnell.

Higher Education Gifts or Grants of Interest to African Americans

Grants were awarded to Shelley White-Means of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Howard University, the University of California Los Angeles, and the American Cancer Society. Additionally, The First Bank has awarded grants to 12 historically Black colleges and universities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

Five Black Leaders Appointed to Administrative Positions

The appointments are Genita Mangum at Delaware State University, Frederic MacDonald-Dennis at North Shore Community College, Jennifer Wilder at Florida A&M University, Skylar Mayberry-Mayes at Grand View University, and Akilah Rosado at the Relay Graduate School of Education.

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.

Florida State University Professor Scotty Barnhart Wins His Third Grammy Award

Scotty Barnhart, professor of jazz trumpet at Florida State University, secured his third career Grammy Award for "Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album,"

A Change In Leadership For Florida A&M University’s College of Law

Deidre Keller has stepped down from her role as dean of the Florida A&M University College of Law. Cecil Howard, who was recently appointed to associate vice provost for the historically Black college just weeks ago, will take on the dean's responsibilities until an interim dean is selected.

Federal Judge Rejects Discrimination Lawsuit From Historically Black Florida A&M University

A lawsuit filed by six Florida A&M University students claiming that the university was discriminated against by the state of Florida was dismissed by United States District Judge Robert Hinkle. The case involved underfunding and duplicative academic programs.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

Reginald Ellis was appointed an inaugural Provost Professor at Florida A&M University. Mediget Teshome is the new chief of breast surgery and director of breast health for the University of California, Los Angeles Health System and Professor Ezemenari Obasi was named vice president for research at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Cecil Howard Takes on New Role at the Florida A&M University College of Law

Cecil Howard is the new associate provost for academic programs at the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando. He will play a key role in the strategic planning, management, and oversight of diverse academic initiatives for the college.

A New Perspective on the Voting Behavior of Educated Young African Americans

Researchers found that young Black voters now prefer to vote only when they feel they can trust elected officials’ commitment to advancing their interest rather than voting to participate. Black students may not vote if there is no candidate they feel strongly about. Instead, they might engage in other forms of civic participation, such as protesting.

A Quartet of African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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. If you have news for this section, please send an email to info@jbhe.com.

Four African Americans Hired to University Administrative Positions

Taking on new administrative roles are Iris A. Elijah at Florida A&M University, Marques D. Graham at Wiley University in Marshall, Texas, ZeNai Brooks at Martin University in Indianapolis, and Gary L. Brown at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

The New Dean of Architecture and Engineering Technology at Florida A&M University

Andrew Chin is a tenured associate professor who has 32 years of experience in higher education. He has held several leadership roles within the school, including interim dean, associate dean, assistant dean, and program director for graduate and professional programs.

Two African American Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans

Danielle Lauria is the new dean of nursing, health, and wellness at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California, and Sarah Price was appointed dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University.

In Memoriam: Sandra Williams Rackley, 1937-2023

Dr. Rackley began her career by joining the faculty of Florida A&M University. She later moved to Florida State University to join the faculty in the College Communication. There she served as associate dean and later dean of undergraduate studies.

Two Black Scholars Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions

Brett C. Woods was appointed vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Mary Simmons is the new dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences at Florida A&M University.

A Quartet of Black Scholars in New Faculty Positions

Taking on new duties are Ruth L. Okediji at Harvard University, Milton S.F. Curry at Cornell University, Felicia McGhee at Florida A&M University, and Summer Perry at Columbus State University in Georgia.

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.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Lisa Gardner has been named interim dean for the School of Nursing at Florida A&M University. Glenn Chambers has been appointed the interim dean of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University and Eboni Zamani-Gallaher will serve as the Renée and Richard Goldman Interim Dean of the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh.

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.

Six Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Taking on new duties or roles are Reginald Perry at Florida A&M University, Tiffany Morris at North Carolina A&T State University, Derreck Williams at the University of Southern Mississippi, Aaron Kamugisha at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Tonya Pinkins at Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and Alford A. Young Jr. at the University of Michigan.

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

Reginald T. Braggs is the new assistant vice president and dean of students at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Nikesha Nesbitt was appointed interim dean of University College at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and Dale Wesson was named interim dean for the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences at Florida A&M University.

HBCUs Team Up With the U.S. Forest Service to Increase Diversity of Firefighters

Florida A&M University, Southern University in Louisiana, Tuskegee University in Alabama, and Alabama A&M University have joined together with the U.S. Forest Service to create the 1890 Land Grant Institution Wildland Fire Consortium.

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