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Jamila Taylor Named President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research

"I am eager to set a path for IWPR that builds upon its reputation as a trusted economic and equity think tank, producing ground-breaking research and bold policy solutions that advance gender equality in ways that are meaningful and long-lasting," says Dr. Taylor.

Four Black Professionals Appointed to Administrative Leadership Positions

Lydia Sermons, Robert Jackson, David Robinson-Morris, and Jonathan Miller are taking on new leadership roles at Howard University, Virginia Tech, Dartmouth College, and North Shore Community College, respectively.

Oscar Barton Wins Medal From the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Morgan State University professor and dean, Oscar Barton, is the first African American recipient of the Edwin F. Church Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. As part of the award, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will establish an endowed scholarship in his name at Morgan State University.

In Memoriam: Orlando L. Taylor, 1936-2024

Dr. Orlando Taylor of Fielding University passed away on January 16. He held numerous administrative leadership roles in higher education throughout his life. He dedicated his research to speech and language disorders, as well as advancing leadership at HBCUs, earning him seven doctoral degrees over the course of his career.

Roger Fairfax Will Be the Next Dean of the Howard University School of Law

Fairfax currently serves as dean of the American University Washington College of Law. Earlier he was senior associate dean for academic affairs, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, and founding director of the Criminal Law & Policy Initiative at George Washington University Law School.

Howard University to Create a New Innovations Center in Biomedical Engineering

The center will provide opportunities for medical and engineering students to learn about medical technology and subsequently create new devices with the potential of improving patient care.

New Administrative Duties for Four African Americans at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative positions in higher education are Patrick Davis Sr. at the new BlueOval City campus of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jackson, Salena Gray Jegede at Spelman College in Atlanta, Marchon Jackson at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Wendy Thompson at Fisk University in Nashville.

Howard University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences to Launch Two New Online Degrees

The master of health administration and doctor of nursing practice programs will equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to lead in today's dynamic and intricate healthcare landscape while providing a flexible learning experience.

District of Columbia Offering Career Opportunities for Graduates of Local HBCUs

Through the HBCU Public Service Program, which will start up early next year, the city will work with highly talented and qualified graduating seniors to help launch their careers. The program will be open for one-year to graduating seniors who are earning a bachelor’s degree at Howard University or the University of the District of Columbia.

Howard University’s New President Organizes His Top Staff

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza was named senior advisor for strategic initiatives and Allison Morgan Bryant will stay on as a member of the cabinet as the vice president of the Office of Corporate Relations. Calvin J. Hadley was named assistant provost for academic partnerships and student engagement and Latrice Byam was appointed executive director of academic planning and curriculum for the Office of the Provost.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

Michael Steele has been appointed to the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Chair Endowed Chair in Public Policy at Howard University. Jamel K. Donnor was appointed the Fred Huby Memorial Professor of Education at the College of William and Mary and Sheila Otieno has been honored with the Distinguished Emerging Scholar in Religious Studies professorship at Elon University in North Carolina.

Elementary School in Richmond Renamed to Honor Howard University Professor Emerita

Lois Harrison-Jones, professor emerita in the School of Education at Howard University in Washington, D.C., has been honored by the Richmond, Virginia School Board with the renaming of an elementary school in her honor. The school was previously named for a colonel in the Confederate Army.

Howard University Completing Work on the Renovation of the Home of Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell's home at 326 T Street NW in Washington, D.C. was built in 1894. She and her husband Robert Heberton Terrell, an educator and law professor at Howard University occupied the home between 1899 and 1913. In accordance with Terrell's wishes, the home was bestowed to Howard University in 1987. With the help of a federal grant, the home is now being restored.

Two African American Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down

Phylicia Rashad will step down from her position as dean of the Chadwick Boseman College of Fine Arts at Howard University in Washington, D.C. at the end of the current academic year and Sonya Williams resigned as chancellor of Eastern Iowa Community College, after serving in the post for just one year.

Howard President Wayne A.I. Frederick Honored by the W. Montague Cobb Health Institute

Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick received the W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognized Dr. Frederick for his longstanding commitment to scientific excellence, his fervor as a leader in addressing bias in healthcare and medical education, as well as his impact on medical research.

Beverly Crawford Honored by the National Dental Association Foundation

Beverley Crawford, professor of clinical restorative dentistry and director of the student diversity and inclusion initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, has been recognized for her service to students and academics.

Four African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Shantay Bolton at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Jovan Alexander Wilson at North Carolina Central University, Aristide J. Collins Jr. at the Strada Education Foundation in Indianapolis, and Robin Whitfield at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Jenelle Pitt-Parker has been appointed dean of the College of Education and Integrative Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Adrian L. Mayse is the new dean of the Division of Business Administration at Talladega College in Alabama and Lisa A. Crooms-Robinson was appointed interim dean of the Howard University School of Law.

Howard University’s Gina Brown Awarded the National Humanism in Medicine Medal

Since 2015, Gina S. Brown has dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Sciences at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Brown was recognized for her leadership and achievements in healthcare, government, and for her positive impact on society.

New Administrative Duties for Six African Americans at Colleges and Universities

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.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

Newly appointed to dean positions are Monika Williams Shealey at Temple University in Philadelphia, Kenyatta R. Gilbert at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Jonathan Bailey Holland at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Sharonda Ragland at Virginia Union University, and Twinette Johnson at the University of the District of Columbia.

New Duties For a Trio of Black Scholars in Higher Education

Derrick Brooms was appointed executive director of the Black Men’s Research Institute at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Sherrilyn Ifill was named to an endowed chair at the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., and Aisha Ali-Gombe was named the director of the new Cybersecurity Clinic at Louisiana State University.

Yolanda Pierce Honored by the American Academy of Religion

Yolanda Pierce, who is the new dean of the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, has won the 2023 Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion. From 2017 to 2023, she wad dean of the Howard University Divinity School.

State University of New York at Oswego Selects Peter Nwosu as Its Next President

Dr. Nwosu has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and student success at Herbert H. Lehman College, a campus of the City University of New York in The Bronx. Prior to this role, he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University.

In Memoriam: William Edwards Spriggs, 1955-2023

Williams Spriggs began his academic career teaching at North Carolina A&T State University and then at Norfolk State University in Virginia. In 2005, Dr. Spriggs joined the faculty at Howard University, where he chaired the economics department until 2009. He then served as assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Labor during the Obama administration. He returned to Howard and was named chief economist at the AFL-CIO in 2012.

Four HBCUs Targeted by Bomb Threats Receive Funds for Mental Health Services

The funds are part of the Project School Emergency Response to Violence program. Project SERV funds short-term education-related services for local educational agencies and institutions of higher education to help them recover from a violent or traumatic event in which the learning environment has been disrupted.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Taking on new administrative duties are Omar O. Bell at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Dana McPherson at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Michael Newby at North Carolina Central University, Carol Ash at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, and Shareese Williams at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Howard University Reports Progress in Achieving Goals of Its 2019 Strategic Plan

In 2022, Howard University secured a record-breaking $122 million in research funding. It raised more money for student financial aid in the past three years than in the previous 150 years combined.

Historian Ben Vinson III Named the Eighteenth President of Howard University

Dr. Vinson comes to Howard after serving as provost and executive vice president at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to that, he served as dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Racist Images Still Persists in Anthropology and Medical Texts and in Museums

Racist and sexist depictions of human evolution still permeate a broad range of cultural materials in popular media, education, and science, according to a new study led by researchers at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Racist Images Still Persist in Anthropology and Medical Texts and in Museums

Racist and sexist depictions of human evolution still permeate a broad range of cultural materials in popular media, education, and science, according to a new study led by researchers at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Two HBCUs Join With Georgetown University to Combat Enviromental Injustice

The Environmental Impact Data Collaborative is a cross-institutional partnership that will allow researchers to directly engage with communities most affected by environmental injustice and develop a diverse network of researchers and activists who can transform data into solutions that promote equity and combat climate change.

Two African American Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Stacey Abrams was named the inaugural Ronald W. Walters Endowed Chair for Race and Black Politics at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Rhonda Y. Williams was named to the Coleman A. Young Endowed Chair in the department of African American studies at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New University Administrative Duties

Taking on new administrative roles are Phillip D. Jones at Hampton University in Virginia, Karla C. Lewis at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Andrea Simpson at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Camacia Smith-Ross at Southern University New Orleans, and Zenobia Lane at Santa Clara University in California.

Dennis Rome Chosen to Lead Indiana University East in Richmond

Dr. Rome currently serves as assistant to the president for community engagement and strategic partnerships at Northeastern Illinois University. Earlier, served as dean of the College of Letters and Sciences at Columbus State University in Georgia and as associate provost and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Howard University Teams Up With Columbia University Press for a New Book Series

The new book series is entitled Black Lives in the Diaspora: Past/Present/Future. This collaboration represents the first step in a larger planned partnership between the two universities to publish more robustly in Black studies, and to recruit and support a cohort of editorial fellows to provide an entryway for recent HBCU graduates into the publishing industry.

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