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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: Reneé Patricia Collins, 1950-2022

While working for Western Washington University Dr. Collins earned a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies at the age of 47. She went on to earn a master's degree in adult education at Western Washington University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University.

Yoshiko Harden Is the New Interim President of Seattle Central College in Washington State

Dr. Harden served as vice president for student services at Seattle Central College from 2016 to 2021. Prior to Seattle Central, she served as vice president for diversity at Bellevue College, and as director of multicultural services and student development at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington.

In Memoriam: Millie Louise Bown Russell, 1926-2021

The granddaughter of enslaved African Americans, Dr. Russell was the first Black student to enroll in the medical technology program at Seattle University. She earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the university in 1948 and later had a long career as an administrator and lecturer at the University of Washington.

In Memoriam: Mildred Ollee, 1934-2018

Mildred Ollee served as president of Seattle Central Community College in Washington State from 2003 to 2010. She worked in higher education for over 40 years.

The New Dean of Students at the College of the Holy Cross

Since 2006, Dr. Michele C. Murray has been vice president for the Division of Student Development at Seattle University in Washington State. Earlier, she held student affairs posts at Loyola University Maryland and the University of Vermont.

The Next President of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington

Since 2008, Dr. Isiaah Crawford has served as provost of Seattle University. Previously, Dr. Crawford served on the faculty at Loyola University in Chicago for more than 20 years and was chair of the department of psychology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

African Americans in the 2015 Class of Truman Scholars

This year, 58 Truman scholars were selected from 688 candidates nominated by 297 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 58 Truman Scholars, it appears that 11, or 19 percent, are African Americans.

Robert Kelly Is a Finalist for Vice Chancellor at the University of Hawaii Manoa

Dr. Kelly served as vice president at Loyola University in Chicago from 2009 to March of this year. Previously, he was vice president for student development at Seattle University.

Deryl Bailey Named to Endowed Visiting Professorship at Seattle University

A member of the faculty at the University of Georgia, he will spend the remainder of the academic year as the Allen Boeing Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Education at Seattle University.

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