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College of Engineering at Pennsylvania State University Has Named Tonya Peeples as Dean

Dr. Peeples joined Penn State in 2018 as a professor of chemical engineering and as the inaugural associate dean for equity and inclusion in the College of Engineering. Before coming to Penn State, Dr. Peeples was a professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at the College of Engineering of the University of Iowa.

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.

Yolanda Wilson Will Be the First African American President at the College of Southern Maryland

Dr. Wilson has been serving as vice president of instruction at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. She has been a professor and administrator in the North Carolina and South Carolina community college systems for more than 22 years.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Nine Black Americans to Administrative Posts

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.

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.

Tonya Smith-Jackson to Serve as Provost at North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. Smith Jackson has worked for North Carolina A&T since 2013, most recently as senior vice provost for academic affairs. She originally joined A&T as a professor and chair of the department of industrial and systems engineering. Earlier in her career she taught at Virginia Tech.

The Chair-Elect of the National Association of College Admission Counseling’s Board of Directors

Since 2018, Vern Granger has been director of undergraduate admissions in the Division of Enrollment Planning & Management at the University of Connecticut. In each of the undergraduate admissions cycles since his appointment, the university has attracted record numbers of students of color as part of the incoming classes.

Prairie State College in Illinois Names Its First African American President

Dr. Michael D. Anthony previously served as the vice president of student affairs and enrollment management at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota. Earlier, he was the inaugural chief diversity officer at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois, and inaugural director of the Cultural Center at the University of Louisville.

A Large Group of African Americns Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Here is a roundup of recent announcements regarding the appointments of African Americans to administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Will Urban Gentrification Lead to More Integrated Public Schools?

A new study from the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education at Teachers College of Columbia University, found that some schools in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens have seen a reduction in racial segregation while neighborhoods have experienced increased diversity since the early 2000s.

Study Finds Black Access to Healthcare Lags in States That Show a High Level of Structural Racism

The results showed that the higher the level of racism in a given state, the less access Black people in that state had to health care. The higher the level of racism in a given state, the more access White people had to health care. In addition, the worse the state’s racism score, the higher the quality of care White people reported receiving.

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

Taking on new jobs are Cynthia Evers at Howard University, R. Darrell Peterson at Caltech, Ashley Hodges at Notre Dame University of Maryland, Stacie Clayton at Wayne State, Vincent L. Young at Mississippi State, Kristen Smith at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Don Hunt at North Carolina State, and Kelly McMurray at Florida A&M University.

Five African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

The five African Americans appointed to new administrative posts are Aisha Jackson at the University of Colorado Boulder, Melvin Jackson at North Carolina State University, Mechell Clark McCrary at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Kevin Joseph at the University of Kansas, and Kristie L. Kenney at Talladega College in Alabama.

Three Black Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at State Universities

Doneka Scott will be the next dean of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at North Carolina State University. Rhea Ballard-Thrower will become dean of libraries at the University of Illinois Chicago and Camellia Okpodu was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wyoming.

Does Exposure to Racism Increase the Likelihood of Activism by Black Adolescents?

The researchers found that 84 percent of study participants had experienced at least some form of racism. They found there was a relationship between those who had experienced racism with activism aimed at eliminating racism.

Four African Americans Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

The four African American scholars who are beginning new assignments are Josef Sorett at Columbia University in New York City, Lerone A. Martin at Washington University in St. Louis, Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby at North Carolina State University, and Kristopher A. Oliveira at the University of Kansas.

Study Finds That Prospective Teachers Perceive Black Children as Angry When They Are Not

Participants in the study were 1.36 times more likely to exhibit racialized anger bias against Black children than against White children, meaning that they were that much more likely to incorrectly view a Black child as angry when the child was not actually making an angry facial expression.

Nicole Pride Appointed President of Historically Black West Virginia State University

Dr. Pride had been serving as the vice provost for academic strategy and operations at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Earlier she served as associate vice chancellor for university relations and chief of staff for the chancellor of the university.

In Memoriam: Thomas E.H. Conway, 1949-2020

Dr. Conway had a 45-year career with the University of North Carolina System. He was named interim chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in 2016 and the position was made permanent in 2017. Dr. Conway retired at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.

Myron Floyd Appointed Dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State

Dr. Floyd has been serving as interim dean. He first joined the college in 2005 as a professor in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management. In 2010, he was appointed to serve as director of graduate programs for the department, and in 2014 he became department head.

Gregory Washington Will Be the First African American President of George Mason University

Dr. Washington currently serves as the dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He joined the faculty there in 2011. Earlier, he was director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment and interim dean of the College of Engineering at Ohio State University.

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Belmont University in Nashville

Dr. Wayne Lewis most recently served as the commissioner of education for the Kentucky Department of Education. He taught as an associate professor in the department of educational leadership studies and as an affiliated faculty member with the African American and Africana studies program at the University of Kentucky.

Dwight Watson Is the New Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Since 2015, Dr. Watson has served as provost and vice president of academic and student affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Previously, Dr. Watson served as dean of the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa.

Tuskegee University and North Carolina State Team Up to Boost Diversity in Forestry

Participating students will spend three years at Tuskegee, followed by two years at North Carolina State. Students who successfully complete the program will have earned a bachelor's degree from Tuskegee and a master’s degree in forestry from North Carolina State.

North Carolina Central University Partnership to Boost Drug Discovery Research

The partnership will allow for collaboration between North Carolina State's Comparative Medicine Institute and NCCU's Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise, which contains a library of over 200,000 chemical compounds and high-throughput screening equipment.

In Memoriam: Philip Freelon, 1952-2019

Philip Freelon was an educator, architect, and a key figure in the design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He served as a professor of practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Study Finds Persistence of Stereotypical Negative Images of Black Women in Tech

The report notes that in 1995, Black women accounted for 5.10 percent of all bachelor's degree in computer science. By 2014, this figure had dropped to 2.61 percent. In 2012, 70 percent of all bachelor's degrees awarded to African Americans in computer science went to men.

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.

Gaddius Faulcon to Lead Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Most recently, Dr Faulcon served as vice president of enrollment management at Saint Augustine's University. Before that, he led historically Black Shaw University in Raleigh as its interim president from 2014 to 2015.

Saint Augustine’s University President Everett B. Ward Announces His Retirement

Everett B. Ward, president of historically Black Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina, will step down in July. The university recently was removed from accreditation probation status by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Young Blacks Who Experience Discrimination Are More Likely to Engage in Political Activism

A new study by researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Chicago has found that Black teens and young adults who experience racial discrimination are more likely to engage in social and political activism on issues that are important to the African American community.

The New Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Karrie Gibson Dixon has been serving as interim chancellor since April 2018. Before coming to Elizabeth City State University in 2017, Dr. Dixon was a senior administrator for the University of North Carolina System. Most recently, she was vice president for academic and student affairs.

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.

In Memoriam: Phail Wynn Jr., 1947-2018

Phail Wynn Jr. served for 28 years as president of Durham Technical Community College and then was a long-time administrator at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Lawrence L. Rouse Appointed President of Pitt Community College in Winterville, North Carolina

Since 2005, Dr. Rouse has served as president of James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville, North Carolina. Earlier, he was dean of students at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, North Carolina.

Three Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Esther Ngumbi, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois, Gerald Williams, interim director of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion at Valdosta State University in Georgia, and Ismail H. Abdullahi, an associate professor of library science at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

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