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Five Black Scholars Receive Dean Appointments

The new deans are Carolyn Gentle-Genitty at Butler University, Karen Thomas-Brown at Washington State University, Arwin Smallwood at North Carolina Central University, Suzanne Burke Lehman at St. Catherine University, and Stephanie Luster-Teasley Pass at North Carolina A&T State University.

MIT Launches HBCU Science Journalism Fellowship

The new HBCU Science Journalism Fellowship will provide students from Howard University, Hampton University, Florida A&M University, Morgan State University, and North Carolina A&T State University with hands-on training and individualized mentorship to develop their journalistic skills.

North Carolina A&T State University Establishes Doctorate in Pharmacy Pathway Program

The Early Assurance Program will provide North Carolina A&T University students who are interested in pursuing a doctorate in pharmacy with the opportunity for assured admission to the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Four African Americans Appointed to University Administrative Positions

The appointments are Donald R. Pearsall at Alabama A&M University, Padonda Webb at North Carolina A&T State University, Michael Scales at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dawn Leaks Ragsdale at Yale University.

Higher Education Gifts or Grants 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.

Yale University Commits $10 million Toward HBCU Partnerships

Yale University issued a formal apology three weeks ago regarding its historical ties to slavery. In response, the university has pledged $10 million towards an initiative that aims to expand collaboration with historically Black colleges and universities.

Three Black Scholars Selected for Endowed Professor Positions

The appointments are Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin at Pennsylvania State University, Gretchen Robinson at North Carolina A&T State University, and Stephen Hancock at North Carolina A&T University.

North Carolina A&T State University Establishes Research Partnership with Collins Aerospace

“There are direct relations to the research we do in the College of Engineering and the mission purpose of Collins Aerospace,” said Stephanie Luster-Teasley, interim dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. “Being able to partner with Collins really gives our students the opportunities for hands-on research at each level – undergraduate and graduate.”

In Memoriam: Cleon T. Thompson, 1931-2024

Dr. Cleon F. Thompson, former chancellor of Winston-Salem State University, passed away on January 27 at the age of 92.

Bria Macklin Selected for L’Oreal USA’s For Women in Science Fellowship Program

Dr. Macklin's research in data science and biotechnology at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco focuses on how to improve current gene editing strategies for genetic diseases that affect motor neurons.

North Carolina A&T State University Mounts Effort to Educate Heirs Property Owners

Heirs property is land passed down through a family, often over multiple generations and to numerous descendants, without the use of wills or probate courts. In North Carolina, the value of land owned as heirs property is estimated at nearly $1.9 billion. Heirs property is disproportionately held by Black landowners.

North Carolina A&T State University to Debut New Graduate Programs in Criminal Justice

The university's criminal justice master’s and doctoral programs are designed to provide high-quality graduate education and training in criminal justice with the four areas of specialization: investigative science, digital forensics, research methodology, and social justice.

Sean Johnson to Lead Entrepreneurship Center at North Carolina A&T State University

Sean Johnson has been appointed director of the Center of Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at North Carolina A&T State University. He was senior project manager in the Workforce Development Center at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College.

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.

A Trio of New African American Deans

Shirley Hymon-Parker will lead the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University as interim dean. William H. Whitaker Jr. has been named dean of South Carolina State University’s Honors College and DeNeia Thomas is the new dean of the College of Professional Studies at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Four Universities Announce the Appointments of African American Administrators

Wendy Pearson was appointed vice president for strategic initiatives at Stony Brook University in New York and Pamela Baldwin was promoted to associate vice chancellor for student success at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Edward Morris was named interim director of counseling services at North Carolina A&T State University and Constance Meadors was appointed the first associate director of the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.

Harold Martin Announces He Will Step Down as Leader of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Harold L. Martin, Sr., who is in his fifteenth year as leader of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2023-24 school year. He is currently the longest-serving chancellor in the 17-campus University of North Carolina System.

In Memoriam: Alfonza Louis Carter, 1949-2023

Alfonza Carter served on the staff at Shaw University for 40 years, including more than two decades as its athletic director. Before he became a legendary athletic director, Carter was an accomplished head coach in women’s basketball, men’s basketball, and tennis.

New Assignments at Universities for Five African American Scholars

Taking on new roles are Stephen Newby in the School of Music at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Marcia Chatelain at the University of Pennsylvania, Maureen Edobor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, Rickey Oglesby at Tuskegee University in Alabama, and Chileatha Wynn in the physician assistant program at North Carolina A&T State University.

Six Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Taking on new duties or roles are Reginald Perry at Florida A&M University, Tiffany Morris at North Carolina A&T State University, Derreck Williams at the University of Southern Mississippi, Aaron Kamugisha at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Tonya Pinkins at Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and Alford A. Young Jr. at the University of Michigan.

Seven HBCUs Receive NextGen Grants From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced a $262.5 million investment in institutions of higher education to foster the next generation of diverse agricultural professionals across the nation. Among the grantees are seven historically Black universities.

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.

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 American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Taking on new roles are LaQuandra S. Nesbitt at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Jarvis Givens at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Nicole B. Burwell at North Carolina A&T State University, and Anthony Greene at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

A Quartet of Black Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at Universities

The four African American women hired to new administrative positions are Marcia Walker-McWilliams at Tulane University in New Orleans, Felicia L. McMillan at South Carolina State University, Endia DeCordova at Morgan State University in Baltimore, and Melissa Hodge-Penn at North Carolina A&T State University.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Selected to Serve in Higher Education Adminitrative Roles

Taking on new administrative duties are Antwan Lofton at Duke University in North Carolina, Mya Jolly at Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, Timothy A. Minor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Lisa McClinton at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Jessica Madison at Alabama State University, and Marcus Byrd at Alabama A&M University.

Patrena Benton Elliott Is the New President of Halifax Community College

Dr. Elliott had been serving as vice president of instruction and student support services at Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina. Previously, she was dean of the Graduate College at Hampton University in Virginia.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Higher Education Administrative Posts

Lou Avotri has been promoted to associate vice president and executive director of student success at Talladega College in Alabama. Jared Russell has been named associate dean for academic and faculty affairs at Auburn University in Alabama and M. Ray McKinnie has been selected to lead Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are James Flowers at Tacoma Community College in Washington, Tasha Bibb at the Mississippi State University Office of Technology Management in Vicksburg, Trey Jones at West Virginia State University in Institute, Nicole Johnson at Rhodes College in Memphis, and Dominique Harrison at North Carolina A&T State University.

In Memoriam: Sylvester Modupe Broderick Jr., 1941-2022

A native of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Professor Broderick came to the United States in 1959 to attend what is now Otterbein University in Ohio. He later taught at North Carolina A&T State University, the University of Wisconsin, and universities in Brazil and Africa.

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.

North Carolina A&T State University Fined for Enrolling Too Many Out-of-State Students

North Carolina A&T State University has a state-imposed limit where only 35 percent of its student body can be from outside the state. In 2021, 41 percent of all students were not from North Carolina. As a result, the board of governors assessed a $2 million fine that will be allocated to need-based financial programs.

Tomikia LeGrande Chosen to Lead Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Since 2018, Dr. LeGrande has served as vice provost for strategic enrollment management at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Earlier, she was vice president for strategic enrollment management at the University of Houston-Downtown. Prior to her duties in Houston, Dr. LeGrande worked at North Carolina A&T State University and Winston-Salem State University.

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

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.

Melissa Holloway Will Lead the National Association of College and University Attorneys

Holloway joined the staff at North Carolina A&T State University in May 2019 after serving as deputy general counsel at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, from October 2015 through April 2019. She will serve for one year as chair-elect at NACUA before taking over as chair in 2023.

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