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A Trio of African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Roles Relating to Diversity

Anya Dani was named director of community engagement and inclusive practice at the University of California, Los Angeles. Sean Bennett was named vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Ken James is chief diversity officer at Muskegon Community College in Michigan.

Six Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are David Marshall at Savannah State University in Georgia, Andrew Chin at Florida A&M University, Janelle L. West at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, Dara N. Byrne at the City University of New York, Christopher D. Card at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Elimelda Moige Ongeri at North Carolina A&T State University.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Kimberly White-Smith is the new dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego. Ngonidzashe Munemo was named dean of the faculty at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Kimberly Griffin was appointed dean of the College of Education at the University of Maryland College Park.

Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Roles

Taking on new positions or duties are Derrick R. Brooms at the University of Tennessee, Shona Tuck at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Christopher Schell at the University of California, Berkeley, Deidre Pearson at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and D'Jaris Coles-White at Western Michigan University.

In Memoriam: Robert Parris Moses, 1935-2021

After winning a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award" in 1982, Dr. Moses used the fellowship money to begin the Algebra Project, which uses mathematics as an organizing tool for quality education for all children in America involving their parents, teachers, and the community to boost mathematics proficiency.

Three Black Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new diversity roles are Alaine Allen at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux at the California Institute of Technology, and Joanne Pluff at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

In Memoriam: Drew Saunders Days III, 1941-2020

Drew S. Days III was the Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He led the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department during the Carter administration and was Solicitor General of the United States during the Clinton administration.

A Quartet of African American Scholars Taking on New Higher Education Assignments

The four Black faculty members taking on new assignments are Alex Manning at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Renée Crichlow at the University of Minnesota, Breea Willingham of the State University of New York-Plattsburgh, and Nathan Stevens at Illinois State University.

Hamilton College’s Shelley Haley Elected to Lead the Society for Classical Studies

Dr. Haley is the Edward North Chair of Classics and professor of Classics and Africana Studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She will serve for a year as president-elect of the society during 2020 and become president in January 2021.

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Posts in Academia

Taking on new assignments are Gbemende Johnson at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Dwight Radcliff Jr. at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, Raymond E. Samuel at North Carolina A&T State University, and Martha Dawson of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Two African Americans Scholars Receive Notable Honors

The honorees are Shelly Haley, professor of classics and professor of Africana studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Eric A. Stewart, a professor in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University.

New Assignments for Six African American Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Desmond Patton of Columbia University, Dana Rice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Keisha M. Love at the University of Cincinnati, Regina Taylor at Fordham University, A. Todd Franklin at Hamilton College, and Christopher Lance Coleman at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Hamilton College’s Oral Histories of Jazz Greats Made Available Online

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording, Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, has established a YouTube channel where it will share oral history interviews from its extensive Jazz Archive.

Eight African American Appointed to 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.

Five Black Scholars Are Taking on New Assignments

Jose Cossa is joining the faculty at Vanderbilt. Michael Woods at Hamilton College and Dean E. Robinson at the University of Massachusetts were named to endowed professorships. Derek Conrad Murray of the University of California, Santa Cruz was named to an editorial board and UConn's Michael Bradford was named chair of dramatic arts.

Seven African American Scholars in New Teaching Posts

The appointees are Nicole Overstreet at Clark University, Rodney Ridley Sr. at Wilkes University, Danielle Evans at the University of Wisconsin, Barbara Gutherie at Northeastern University, Prince Ellis at Clermont College, A. Todd Franklin at Hamilton College, and Kenny Leon at Fordham University.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new African American administrative appointees are Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Travis D. Boyce, Anthony Scott, Nevada Winrow, Angel Mason, Joyce Wilkerson, and Yakima S. Rhinehart.

Three Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Avril Holt at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and Nigel Westmaas at Hamilton College in New York were granted tenure. Anthony Kwame Harrison was appointed to an endowed chair at Virginia Tech.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Hamilton College Scholar Appointed to the Editorial Board of a New Journal on Race

Nigel Westmaas, an assistant professor of Africana studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, has been appointed to the editorial board of The Journal of Race and Global Social Change.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

The appointees are Raymond Wise at Indiana University, Omiunota Ukpokodu at the University of Missouri Kansas City, Joseph Mwantuali at Hamilton College, and Reginald Bess at Claflin University.

This Week’s Faculty News

Charlotte Owens, Jayne Cubbage, Gbemende Johnson, and D'Andra Orey have new duties.

Chad Williams to Lead Black Studies Department at Brandeis University

For the past six years, Dr. Williams has been on the history department faculty at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Honors for Four Black Women in Higher Education

Wanda Spurlock, Denise Ghartey, Bernadette Nwafor, and Ruth J. Simmons are the honorees.

Three African Americans Take on New Roles in Higher Education

Patric David Simon, Cassandra Griggs, and Camille Jones will be taking on new assignments.

Honors and Awards

Thomas H. Epps, Michael "Doc" Woods, and Ernest G. Green are honored.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Linda Rose was appointed vice president of academic affairs at Santa Ana College in California. Since 2005, she has served as dean of...

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