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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.

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.

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.

University of Georgia’s J. Marshall Shepherd Honored by the Environmental Law Institute

Dr. Shepherd is a professor of geography, the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor, and the director of the atmospheric sciences program at the University of Georgia. Before joining the faculty at the University of Georgia, he was a research meteorologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. Shepherd is an expert in the fields of weather, climate, and remote sensing.

Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke Is the New Provost at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey

For the past two years, Dr. Tomlinson-Clarke has been serving as senior vice provost for academic and faculty affairs. Dr. Tomlinson-Clarke joined the faculty at the university in 1989. Her research focuses on the development of culturally responsive interventions to enhance learning.

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.

Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus Names Its New Provost

Jill Drake had served in the role on an interim basis for only a month when her appointment to the post on a permanent basis was made. Previously, she was associate vice president for academic affairs and a professor of education at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Names to Dean Positions

Alma B. Littles is the new interim dean of the College of Medicine at Florida State University. Cameron Rashad Thomas has been named dean of the chapel at Talladega College in Alabama and Ja’Wanda Grant was appointed dean of students at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Names Corey King as Its Next Chancellor

Dr. King has been serving as vice chancellor for inclusivity and student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Prior to his role in Green Bay, he was vice president for enrollment management and student financial services at Bethune- Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Earlier, he was vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Florida Atlantic University.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Four African Americans to Dean Positions

The frican American appointed to dean positions are Douglas LaVergne at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, Alma Littles at the Florida State University College of Medicine, Dorothy E. Mosby at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and Michael Bradford at the University of California, Davis.

Professor Jerrilyn McGregory Wins the Chicago Folklore Prize From the American Folklore Society

Jerrilyn McGregory, a professor of English at Florida State University, was honored for her book on Boxing Day traditions in the Anglicized Caribbean world, which encompasses the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, St. Croix, and St. Kitts.

Universities Announced the Appointments of Six Black Administrators

Taking on new administrative roles are Scott Hamilton Adams at California Lutheran University, Olivia Lapeyrolerie at New York University, Kristi Smith at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Oliver M. Thomas at North Carolina A&T State University, Anne Edwards at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Paulette G. Curtis at Florida State University.

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Wins the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, the Lawton and Nancy Smith Fichter Professor in the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University, has been awarded the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize — one of the most prestigious awards in the American arts. Professor Zollar, a MacArthur Fellow, will receive a cash award of approximately $250,000.

Florida State Dance Professor Honored by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, the Lawton and Nancy Smith Fichter Professor in the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University, received the Award of Merit for Achievement in the Performing Arts from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals.

Four Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new faculty duties are Anita Plummer at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Fiemu Nwariaku at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Maxine Montgomery at Florida State University, and Michael Hill at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

Jomo Mutegi Selected to Lead the National Association for Research in Science Technology

NARST is a worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning through research. Dr. Mutegi, an associate professor of science education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, has been a member of NARST since 1995.

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.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed Diversity Administrators in Higher Education

Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Charles E. Gibson III at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, Kendra N. Cadogan at the State University of New York-Oswego, Donyell Roseboro at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Keithen Mathis at Florida State University.

The First African American President of Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland

Dr. Daria Willis currently serves as president of Everett Community College in Washington. Earlier, Dr. Willis was the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Onondaga Community College of the State University of New York and dean of academic studies at Lee College in Baytown, Texas.

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.

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.

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 Scholar Creates Documentary Film on Florida’s Plantations

Valerie Scoon, filmmaker in residence at Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts is the director of a new documentary film on the history of plantations and the enslaved in northern and middle Florida.

Hiram C. Powell Selected to Lead Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida

Most recently, Dr. Powell has served as dean of performing arts and communications at Bethune-Cookman University. During his time at the university, Dr. Powell has served in several leadership roles including interim provost and vice president of institutional advancement.

Larry Johnson Will Be the Next President of Guttman Community College in New York City

Since 2018, Dr. Johnson has been serving as the first African American president of Phoenix College, a public community college in Maricopa County, Arizona. He will become president of Guttman Community College in Manhattan on July 1.

In Memoriam: James Carmichael Renick, 1948-2021

During a long career as a faculty member and administrator in higher education, Dr. Renick served as chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University and the University of Michigan-Dearborn and was provost at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Four African Americans to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles in higher education are Ashley Irvin at Xavier University in New Orleans, Lamont Sullivan at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina, Starsha Jamerson at Mississippi State University, and DeOnte Brown at Florida State University.

Chris Graham Elected President of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

Graham was appointed assistant director of Greek life at Florida State in 2014. He was promoted to director of sorority and fraternity life in 2016. Graham is the first Black man and the youngest person ever elected president of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.

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.

Five African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

The five Black scholars taking on new assignments are Nicole Patton Terry at Florida State University, Samuel Adu-Mireku at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Suzzette Shaw Goldmon at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Kristina Douglass at Pennsylvania State University, and Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson at Hampton University in Virginia.

Tamara Bertrand Jones Honored by the Association for the Study of Higher Education

Tamara Bertrand Jones is an associate professor of higher education in the College of Education at Florida State University. Her research examines the sociocultural influences on socialization during graduate education and the professional experiences of underrepresented populations, particularly Black women, in academia.

Jon Cawthorne Is the New Leader of the Association of College and Research Libraries

Dr. Cawthorne became dean of the Wayne State University Library System in 2017. Earlier in his career, he was dean of libraries at West Virginia University, associate dean for public services and assessment at Florida State University Libraries, and dean of the San Diego State University Library.

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