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Two African American Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Southern Universities

Margaret I. Kanipes was named dean of the new Honors College at North Carolina A&T State University and Leah Tolbert Lyons was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University

Rodney Bennett Announces He Will Step Down as President of the University of Southern Mississippi

Rodney Bennett, who has served as president of the University of Southern Mississippi since 2013, announced that he will step down from his post at the end of his contract in 2023. He is the first African American to serve as president of one of the state's five predominantly White public universities.

Kevin James to Lead the College of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. James has been serving as interim dean since August 2017. He has also served as chair of the department of accounting and finance since 2010. Prior to teaching at North Carolina A&T, Dr. James served as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University.

Study Finds Racial Bias Directed Against Women Basketball Players at HBCUs

The study examined personal foul data from 333 Division I women’s basketball teams that played every season from 2008 to 2017, 23 of which were from HBCUs. The top five most penalized teams were HBCUs, and eight out of the top fifteen teams were HBCUs.

Meharry Medical College Develops Joint Degree Program With Middle Tennessee State

The agreement will create a six-year pathway for selected high-ability students to attain a bachelor’s degree at Middle Tennessee State University and a medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Six Black Scholars

The appointees are Na'ilah Nasir at the University of California, Berkeley, Newtona Johnson at Middle Tennessee State, Teshome Alemneh at Indiana University, Genyre Henry Boston at Florida A&M, Veronica Cohen at Mississippi Valley State, and Artika R. Tyner at the University of Saint Thomas.

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.

University of Southern Mississippi President Gets Contract Extension

Just three days after Dr. Rodney Bennett had been named the 10th president of the University of Southern Mississippi in February 2103, a devastating tornado hit the Hattiesburg campus.

Tennessee State University Enters Partnership for Research in Data Sciences

Tennessee State University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, has announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro to develop strategic areas of research in data sciences.

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