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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.

Attorneys Representing Florida A&M Students Revise Lawsuit That Alleges Racial Discrimination

In September 2022, six students at historically Black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee filed a federal class-action lawsuit claiming that the university was a victim of racial discrimination by the state. In June, a federal judge said that attorneys would have to provide more evidence to show that alleged discrimination could be traced to segregation in order for the litigation to proceed. A revised suit has now been filed.

Edward Waters University Appoints Genyne Henry Boston as Provost

Prior to joining Edward Waters University, Dr. Boston served as associate provost for academic and faculty affairs at Florida A&M University and chief of staff to the provost at the university. Earlier, she served as the chair for the department of English at Florida A&M University.

Seven HBCUs Receive NextGen Grants From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced a $262.5 million investment in institutions of higher education to foster the next generation of diverse agricultural professionals across the nation. Among the grantees are seven historically Black universities.

Three African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

Pamela E. Scott-Johnson was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Spelman College in Atlanta, effective August 1. Allyson L. Watson was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Florida A&M University and Ana Hunt was named provost of the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College.

Seven African Americans in New 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. If you have news for this section, please send an email to info@jbhe.com.

Nine HBCUs Become Limited Partners in a $10 Million Venture Capital Fund

The Historic Fund is a unique philanthropic initiative that invites selected HBCUs to be limited partners without investing their own assets. The goal of the initiative is not only to bolster the endowments of HBCUs, but also to foster connectivity between these institutions and the broader venture capital community.

Judge Rules That a Class-Action Lawsuit Filed by Florida A&M University Students May Proceed

In September 2022, six students at historically Black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the state of Florida. The suit claims that the historically Black university receives far less in state funding per student than the University of Florida. A federal judge recently ruled that the litigation can move forward.

Asegun Henry of MIT Wins the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation

Asegun Henry, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the Alan T. Waterman Award from...

The First Black Woman in Vanderbilt University’s Neurosurgery Residency Program

According to the American Society of Black Neurosurgeons, there are currently only 33 Black women who are in the field of neurosurgery in the United States. Tamia Potter, who completed her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University, will be the first Black women neurosurgery resident at Vanderbilt in the program's 91-year history.

The First Black Woman in Vanderbilt University’s Neurosurgery Residency Program

According to the American Society of Black Neurosurgeons, there are currently only 33 Black women who are in the field of neurosurgery in the United States. Tamia Potter, who completed her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University, will be the first Black women neurosurgery resident at Vanderbilt in the program's 91-year history.

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.

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.

New Positions for Five Black Administrators in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Peter Gitau at the Spokane campus of Washington State University, Donald Miles at the University of South Carolina, Pat Kendrick at Xavier University in New Orleans, Joseph O. Montgomery at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and Brittney Johnson at Florida A&M University.

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.

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 A&M University Extends Contract and Issues a Nice Bonus to President Larry Robinson

The Florida A&M University board of trustees has voted to give President Larry Robinson a 3.5 percent raise, a 17.5 percent bonus and to extend his contract for another year. Under the State University System regulations, the board of trustees can only extend the president’s contract for 12 months.

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