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Four African Americans Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new duties relating to diversity are Russell Morrow in the College of Business at Ohio University, Tanyka M. Barber at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, E. Cheryl Ponder at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Bill Woodsen at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.

T. Ramon Stuart to Lead the West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Dr. Stuart most recently served as the president of Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia. In 2016, he was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. Before joining the staff at Fort Valley State University, Dr. Stuart served on the faculty at West Virginia State Community and Technical College.

Six Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

The faculty members in new roles are Cordara Harper at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Karen Cook-Bell at Bowie State University in Maryland, Joseph C. Phillips at Clark Atlanta University, Iheoma Nwachukwu at the Mississippi University for Women, Brittany A. Holloman at Talladega College in Alabama, and Lewatis McNeal at Ohio University.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions

Salome Nnoromele was appointed interim vice president for diversity and inclusion at Ohio University. DeQuan Smith was named the inaugural assistant dean of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and Jacqueline M. Gatson was named assistant vice president of advancement for diversity, inclusion and belonging at the Purdue for Life Foundation.

Lisa Harrison of Ohio University Recognized for Her Contributions to Middle-Level Education

Lisa Harrison, an associate professor and program coordinator for Middle Childhood Education at Ohio University, is the recipient of the John H. Lounsbury Award for Distinguished Service in Middle Level Education from the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE).

Five African Americans Who Have Announced Their Retirements From Higher Education Posts

Those who have announced they are stepping down are Melvin K. Smith at Auburn University in Alabama, Cassandra Vaughn and Janice Gibson at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, Renée A. Middleton at Ohio University, and Glenda Jones at Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Eddith Dashiell to Lead the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University

Dashiell joined the Ohio University faculty in 1992 and currently serves as an associate professor and associate director of undergraduate programs for the journalism school. Earlier, she taught at Middle Tennessee State University and Indiana University while pursuing her graduate degrees.

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.

University of Virginia’s Kevin Everson to Receive a 2019 Heinz Award

The Heinz Awards, now in their 24th year, honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in five categories: arts and humanities; environment; the human condition; public policy; and technology, the economy and employment. Professor Everson will be honored for his body of work in film on October 17 in Pittsburgh.

Purdue University’s Black Cultural Center Designated as a “Distinctive Destination”

The Black Cultural Center at Purdue University has been designated as a "Distinctive Destination" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Purdue's Black Cultural Center is only the sixth location in Indiana to receive this honor.

New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

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.

Racist Video Showing Ohio University Students Circulated on Social Media

A racist video showing students at Ohio University was found on a GroupMe chat and then was widely circulated on social media. The video show one student reciting a rhyme with a racial slur.

Six African Americans Named to Administrative Posts 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.

Joseph Carter Corbin is a 2018 Inductee Into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame

The son of former Virginia slaves, Dr. Corbin was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1833. He was the third African American to attend Ohio University and the second to complete a bachelor's degree. He founded and led the educational institution now known as the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff for 27 years.

In Memoriam: Linda Rae Daniels, 1953-2018

Linda R. Daniels worked for Ohio University for 18 years, most recently as director of multicultural programs. Earlier, she was on the staff at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for 14 years.

Two Black Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Erin Berry-McCrea, a lecturer in the department of communications at Towson University in Maryland and Renee A. Middleton, dean of the College of Education at Ohio University in Athens.

Lucian Yates III to Serve as Provost at Kentucky State University

Dr. Yates has been serving as dean of the Graduate School and professor of curriculum and instruction at Tennessee State University in Nashville. He led the School of Education at Kentucky State University from 2004 to 2008.

The First African American President of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle

Raymond Tymas-Jones has been serving as associate vice president for the arts at the University of Utah. Previously, he served for 12 years as dean of the College of Fine Arts at the university.

A Large Group of African Americans Who Are Taking on New University Administrative Roles

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.

The New President of the Penn Valley Campus of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City

Since 2009, Tyjuan Lee has served as vice president for student affairs at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland. Earlier, Dr. Lee was associate vice president for enrollment management and student services at Tidewater Community College in Virginia.

Ohio University Chillicothe Honors Joseph Carter Corbin

A native of Chillicothe, Ohio, and a two-time graduate of Ohio University, Joseph Carter Corbin moved to Arkansas in 1872. Three years later he founded the Branch Normal College, which today is the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

In Memoriam: Gloria P. Hill, 1947-2017

Dr. Hill joined the staff at Carnegie Mellon University in 1972 as an academic adviser. Later, she served as assistant vice provost for education and assistant dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Three Black Scholars

The Black scholars in new roles are Renee A. Middleton at Ohio University in Athens, Abi Williams at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and Jamel K. Donnor at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Ohio University Scholar Honored for Her Contributions to Teacher Education

Renee A. Middleton, professor and dean of the College of Education at Ohio University in Athens, was honored for her outstanding contributions to teacher education by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism

As has been the case every year since JBHE was founded in 1993 incidents of racial hate continue to plague the campuses of American higher education. In recent days, there have been several incidents at campuses across the United States.

Renee Middleton Appointed to a Third, Five-Year Term as Dean at Ohio University

Renee Middleton was appointed to a new, five-year term as dean of the Patton College of Education at Ohio University in Athens. She has served in this post since 2006.

T. Ramon Stuart Named Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

Dr. Stuart has been serving as associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at the university. He will begin serving as provost on May 16. Dr. Stuart formerly served on the faculty at West Virginia State Community and Technical College.

Central State University in Ohio to Become More Affordable to Out-of-State Students

For the current academic year, out-of-state tuition was just under $14,000. For students from Ohio, tuition was $6,246. Under the new tuition formula, the out-of-state surcharge will be reduced by 76 percent for most students entering this coming fall.

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Trevor A. Dawes at the University of Delaware, Patricia Lowe at Boston College, Sandra Hodge at Jackson State University, K. Matthew Dames at Georgetown University, Joelle Murchison at the University of Connecticut, and Jason Pina at Ohio University.

Roderick McDavis to Leave Presidency of Ohio University in 2017

Roderick J. McDavis, president of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, has announced that he will step down at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Dr. McDavis has been president of Ohio University since 2004.

In Memoriam: Anita H. Grant, 1961-2015

Anita H. Grant was electronic acquisitions librarian at Ohio University in Athens. During her 25-year tenure on the library's staff, she was director of circulation services and director of the microfilms department.

Ohio University Aims to Boost Retention of Black and Minority Faculty Members

The Multicultural Junior Faculty Mentoring Program that will assign new junior faculty members from underrepresented groups a senior faculty member who will serve as a mentor.

Ohio University Scholar Elected President of Journalism That Matters

Michelle Ferrier is associate dean for innovation, research/creative activity, and graduate studies at the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University in Athens. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida.

Ohio University’s New Program to Boost Black Male Enrollments and Graduation Rates

The African American Male Initiative aims to connect its more than 40 students to academic support services on campus. It also is working in tandem with student organizations, student affairs, and the Athens community to establish a welcoming environment that young Black males can call home.

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

Until February 2015, Dr. Exum was vice provost for academic affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Earlier she held high level posts at Ohio University, Purdue University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sjohnna McCray Wins the 2015 Walt Whitman Award

The adjunct instructor in the department of English at Savannah State University in Georgia is being honored by the Academy of American Poets.

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