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Grambling State University Narrows the Field in Its Presidential Search

The semifinalists are Gregory Ford, Martin Lemelle, Markey Pierre, Edwin Smith, Roderick Smothers, and Monica Williams. Ford, Lemelle, and Williams were later named finalists. The presidential search committee will make their selection for the next Grambling State University president on February 22.

Connie Walton Is the New Leader of Grambling State University in Louisiana

Dr. Walton has been serving as the institution’s provost and vice president for academic affairs and has worked at Grambling for over 30 years. Dr. Walton has been a professor of chemistry at the university. Her research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of molecules that exhibit liquid crystalline behavior and polymer synthesis. She holds two U.S. patents.

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.

Grambling State University President to Lead the University of Louisiana System

Since 2016, Rick Gallot has been president of Grambling State University. He previously represented Grambling and northeast Louisiana in both the state Senate and House of Representatives. Gallot will begin his new role in January.

Grambling State University to Host Sports Administration Graduate Students From Ghana

The initial cohort of students from Ghana will come to study in Grambling State’s graduate program in sports administration. It is hoped that the first students will being their programs at Grambling State in January.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Six African Americans

Taking on new roles are Brandon A. Logan at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Melinda Spaulding Chevalier at Rice University in Houston, Jeremy Carter at Philander Smith University in Little Rock, Arkansas, Holly Rachel at Fisk University in Nashville, Marriel Hardy at Talladega College in Alabama, and Kenneth Elvis Jones at Wilberforce University in Ohio.

HBCUs Announce the Appointments of Five African American Administrators

Taking on new roles at historically Black colleges or universities are John E. Smith Jr. at St. Augustine's University in North Carolina, Kenyatta Shamburger at Talladega College in Alabama, Valerie Melton at Albany State University in Georgia, Janet Barnes at Grambling State University in Louisiana, and Brian Benn at Clark Atlanta University

Derrick Warren to Lead the College of Business at Grambling State University in Louisiana

Dr. Warren previously served as associate dean and director of graduate programs for the College of Business at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Earlier, he spent over 32 years working for IBM.

Grambling State University to Receive Major Funding for Campus Renovations

The state of Louisiana’s construction budget sets aside $5.6 million in high-priority funding and another $64 million in the future for the university to build a new computer science building, renovate an old structure into a new criminal justice building, overhaul the campus’s utility systems, and re-roof many buildings.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Tyron Clinton at South Carolina State University, Kamala Green at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Theodore B. Callier at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Ron Brade at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Ludwig P. Gaines at Talladega College in Alabama.

Grambling State University to Debut Its New Ph.D. Program in Criminology and Justice Administration

The program focuses on the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior while examining the structure of the criminal justice system, its procedures and processes, and how they can work to provide a fair system for all. It will have two areas of concentration: Minorities and Social Injustice Policy, and Justice Policy and Administration.

The First Black Woman to Be Named a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences

Corliss Outley, professor in the department of parks, recreation, and tourism management and director of the Race, Ethnicity, Youth and Social Equity Collaboratory at Clemson University in South Carolina, is the first African American woman to be named a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences in its 43-year history.

Sylvia M. Jenkins to Retire From Presidency of Moraine Valley Community College in Illinois

Dr. Jenkins started out her career as a librarian at Virginia Union University in Richmond. She joined the library staff at Moraine Valley in 1986 and in 1995 was named department chair of the library. She subsequently served in several administrative positions before becoming president of the college in 2012.

Grambling State Begins an ROTC Student Exchange Program With a University in Taiwan

Grambling State University, the historically Black educational institution in Louisiana, has signed an agreement with Management College of National Defense University, a military academy located in Taoyuan City, Taiwan. The agreement establishes an ROTC Student Exchange Program. The goal is to have each institution send one or two students to the other institution annually for one to two semesters of study each year.

Six Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

The faculty members in new roles are Cordara Harper at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Karen Cook-Bell at Bowie State University in Maryland, Joseph C. Phillips at Clark Atlanta University, Iheoma Nwachukwu at the Mississippi University for Women, Brittany A. Holloman at Talladega College in Alabama, and Lewatis McNeal at Ohio University.

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Kara Brown at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Jamaul Simmons at Winston-Salem State University, Renada Greer at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Michael Taylor at Southern University-Shreveport, Marsetta Lee at Talladega College, Consuella Askew at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Jay J. Ellis at Grambling State University.

Six African American Who Have Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Taking on new duties are Jeremy Faulk at Lincoln University in Missouri, Edvige Jean-François, at Georgia State University, Wendell Philips at Fayetteville State University, Monique Michelle Dozier at the University of California, Riverside, Rodney L. Demery at Grambling State University, and Nakita Haynie at the University of Kansas.

Historically Black Grambling State University Enters Partnership With the University of Belize

The agreement establishes a path where graduates of the University of Belize in Central America can work on and complete graduate degrees in the department of curriculum and instruction at Grambling State University through an online program.

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 Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The five African Americans in new administrative roles are Hector M. Molina at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Ashley Irvin at Xavier University in New Orleans, Wayne Henry Bryant at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Jennifer Jarvis at Queens University of the City University of New York, and Gerald D. Shields at Kentucky State University.

Three African Americans Who Are Assuming New University Administrative Duties

Reginald Ruffin was named director of athletics at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Valeda F. Dent was appointed vice provost of libraries and the museum at Emory University in Atlanta and Melanie E. Jones was appointed vice president for advancement, research, and economic development at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Grambling State University to Partner With the Environmental Protection Agency

Under the agreement, the two entities will collaborate in preparing students to enter and compete in the federal workforce. The Environmental Protection Agency will offer expertise to review and enhance Grambling's curriculum and students and faculty will participate in research efforts to promote environmental awareness.

Marcus Jones Is the First Black President of Northwestern State University in Louisiana

Before being named interim president in July 2021, Jones was executive vice president and chief operating officer for the University of Louisiana System. He was executive vice president for university and business affairs at Northwestern State from 2017 to 2020 and has been a faculty member since 1994.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Jeffery T. Burgin Jr. at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Penya M. Moses Grambling State University in Louisiana, Timothy Thomas at the Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California, and Terri Stewart at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

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.

Grambling State University Cancels Classes and Institutes a Curfew After Shooting Incident

Historically Black Grambling State University in Louisiana canceled classes for two days and instituted a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. after a shooting incident on campus in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 17. Eight people were shot, one of whom was killed. Only one of the injured was a current student.

Three African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Lynette Luckers is the new dean of counseling and completion services at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pennsylvania. Debbie G. Thomas has been appointed dean of the College of Education at Grambling State University in Louisiana and Tawana Parks was appointed the Martha A. Darling Dean of Students at Reed College in Portland. Oregon.

In Memoriam: JoAnne Adams Lofton, 1937-2021

A native of Forsyth, Georgia, Lofton's grandfather was the founder of what is now Grambling State University in Louisiana. She served as a faculty member and administrator for the University of Nebraska-Omaha for more than 30 years.

Three African American Men in New Athletic Administration Posts at Southern State Universities

Jason Cable has been hired as the director of intercollegiate athletics at Alabama State University. Trayvean Scott is the new vice president for intercollegiate athletics at Grambling State University in Louisiana and Alvin Franklin was named assistant athletic director for development at Mississippi State University.

Grambling State University in Louisiana to Offer its First Doctoral Program

Historically Black Grambling State University in Louisiana has announced that it has received approval to establish a Ph.D. degree program in criminology and justice administration. It will be the first doctoral degree program offered at Grambling State University and the first program of its kind in Louisiana.

New Administrative Duties for Four African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Derrick Gragg at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois, Virginia McMath at Parkland College in Illinois, Rudolph Ellis at Grambling State University in Louisiana, and Chris Robinson at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Grambling State University Enters Partnership With Northshore Technical Community College

This pathway provides community college students with a transparent and systematic outline for successfully completing a baccalaureate degree from Grambling State University in accounting, computer information systems, management, or marketing.

Four African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Positions at Universities

Hired to new administrative positions are Jamillah Moore at San Francisco State University, Gourjoine M. Wade at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Marcy Muldrow Sanders at Florida A&M University, and Terrance Dixon at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Antoinette Landor of the University of Missouri Honored for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Antoinette Landor, associate professor in the department of human development and family science in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri, was recently named the 2020 Undergraduate Research Mentor by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Grambling State University Signs Agreement With Bossier Parish Community College

Under the agreement, full-time faculty and staff at Bossier Parrish Community College in Louisiana will be allowed to enroll at Grambling State University for undergraduate or graduate courses at a reduced rate.

Grambling State University Teams Up With Louisiana Tech to Boost Diversity in Accounting

The partnership will offer undergraduate accounting students at historically Black Grambling State University in Louisiana to take advantage of an accelerated path into the master of accountancy program at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.

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