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Three African Americans Appointed to New Academic Positions

Leon Prieto, Kofi Afrifah, and Andrea Moore have been appointed to new academic positions at Clayton University, Bowie State University, and Savannah State University, respectively.

Savannah State University’s Mulatu Lemma Named Top Professor of the Year

Professor Lemma has taught mathematics for more than 30 years, including the last 28 at Savannah State University. He has been selected as the 2023 Top Professor of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals

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.

Yolanda Page Selected as the Eighth President of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Since last fall, Dr. Page has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Savannah State University in Georgia. Earlier, she was a professor of English and vice president in the Division of Academic Affairs at Dillard University in New Orleans.

A Change in Leadership at Savannah State University in Georgia

Kimberly Ballard-Washington has resigned as president of Savannah State University in Georgia for "personal reasons." The University System of Georgia named Cynthia Robinson Alexander as interim president of Savannah State University. She has been serving as associate vice chancellor for finance at the University System of Georgia. She joined the university system in 2009.

Declining Enrollments Have Led to a Budget Crisis at Savannah State University

The university has seen a 25 percent decline in enrollments since 2011 which have triggered mandatory cuts in state funds for operating the university. The university is facing a $11 million budget shortfall for the 2023-24 academic year. The university plans to "deactivate" several academic programs to help close the budget gap.

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.

Savannah State University Partners With Michigan’s Grand Valley State University

The universities recently signed an agreement that allows some undergraduates at Savannah State to eventually qualify for in-state tuition at Grand Valley State University in one of three master's degree programs: cybersecurity, criminal justice, and communications, none of which are currently offered at Savannah State.

Six Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are David Marshall at Savannah State University in Georgia, Andrew Chin at Florida A&M University, Janelle L. West at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, Dara N. Byrne at the City University of New York, Christopher D. Card at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Elimelda Moige Ongeri at North Carolina A&T State University.

Savannah State University to Offer a New Degree Program in Data Analytics

The data analytics degree program is a joint effort between three of the university’s colleges: the College of Business Administration, the College of Sciences and Technology, and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and draws on critical competencies from each area of study.

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.

Kimberly Ballard-Washington Is the New President of Savannah State University in Georgia

Kimberly Ballard-Washington has served as interim president since July 2019. Earlier, she was associate vice chancellor for legal affairs for the University System of Georgia and is the former associate director of legal affairs for the flagship campus of the University of Georgia in Athens.

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 Pair of African American Women Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

Mona Hicks was named dean of students at Stanford University in California and Cora Thompson has been appointed interim dean for the College of Education at Savannah State University in Georgia.

Three African American Men Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Alan D. Robertson was named chief financial officer at Florida A&M University. Julian Coaxum will be the next chief of police at Davidson College in North Carolina and Raymond Clarke has been named vice president for enrollment management at Savannah State University in Georgia.

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.

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.

Reginald Leseane Serving as Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

Dr. Leseane joined Savannah State University’s College of Business Administration 21 years ago and recently served as interim dean and associate dean.

Georgia Senator’s Bill Would Place Three HBCUs Into a New University System

The three historically Black state universities that are part of the plan are Savannah State University, Fort Valley State University, and Albany State University. They would be placed into a new university system called Georgia A&M University.

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.

Savannah State University to Offer Certificate Program in Virtual Forensic Science

The program will provide immersive learning experience with the 3D virtual reality crime scene housed at Savannah State University. The coursework will cover procedures necessary for the proper use of 3D technology in criminal investigations.

A Change in Leadership Is Coming at Savannah State University in Georgia

The University System of Georgia announced that Kimberly Ballard-Washington will serve as interim president of Savannah State University, effective July 1. She currently serves as associate vice chancellor for legal affairs for the University System of Georgia.

New Administrative Posts for Four African Americans in the Academic World

Taking on new roles are Kenneth Strother Jr. at Princeton University in New Jersey, Opio Mashariki at Savannah State University in Georgia, Alphonso Garrett Jr. of Virginia Tech, and La'Tosha Brown at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.

Savannah State University to Lay Off 26 Faculty Members Due to a Loss in Enrollment and Revenue

The historically Black university experienced a 10.6 percent decrease in enrollment in the fall 2017 semester, and a 7.9 percent decrease this fall. The university has established a Strategic Alignment of Resources planning committee to help align the university's resources to match its educational priorities.

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.

Savannah State University Debuts Its College of Education

Savannah State University, the historically Black educational institution in Georgia, has announced that it has established the College of Education. The division was previously called the School of Teacher Education.

Ten African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

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.

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.

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.

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.

Savannah State University in Georgia Teams Up With the U.S. Coast Guard

Under the agreement, the United States Coast Guard will offer a scholarship and officer training program which may pay up to two academic years of college tuition, books and essential supplies for full-time students.

The New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

Since 2012, Michael Laney has served as a professor of communications and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Earlier, he taught at Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Notable Honors for Two African American Women in Academia

M. Shawn Copeland, a professor of theology at Boston College, was presented with the Marianist Award from the University of Dayton and Mary Jo Fayoyin, dean of library services at Savannah State University was honored by the American Library Association.

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.

Finances Force Savannah State University to Drop Out of the NCAA’s Division I

Cheryl D. Dozier, president of Savannah State University, issued a statement that read in part: “While I am extremely proud of the progress our athletes and coaches have made at the Division I Level, it is not financially feasible for us to continue.”

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