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Twinette Johnson Named Dean of the Saint Louis University School of Law

Dr. Johnson's new appointment marks a return to Saint Louis University, where she first began her career in academia as an associate professor of legal writing. She will assume her new position as dean of the School of Law on July 1.

Southern Illinois University Promotes Marc Morris to Dean of the College of Business and Analytics

After serving as interim dean for nearly a year and half, Dr. Morris has been selected to serve as permanent dean of the College of Business and Analytics at Southern Illinois University. He has been a faculty member with the university for two decades.

Atlanta University Library CEO Loretta Parham Announces Retirement

"It has been my privilege to lead the AUC Woodruff Library, guiding it to its current level of excellence," said Parham. "I am forever grateful for the contributions of the Library staff and the commitment of the presidents of our member institutions who believe, as I do, in the value and strength of the nation’s HBCUs and their students who are deserving of nothing less than the best."

Camille Davidson Appointed President of Mitchell Hamline School of Law

The Mitchell Hamline School of Law has appointed Camille Davidson as its third president, making her the first Black woman to hold the position. Davidson currently serves as a professor and dean of the School of Law at Southern Illinois University.

In Memoriam: Wesley G. Robinson-McNeese, 1948-2023

Dr. McNeese joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University in 2001 and founded the Office of Diversity Multicultural and Minority Affairs.

The First Black Woman to Be Named a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences

Corliss Outley, professor in the department of parks, recreation, and tourism management and director of the Race, Ethnicity, Youth and Social Equity Collaboratory at Clemson University in South Carolina, is the first African American woman to be named a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences in its 43-year history.

Twinette Johnson Selected to Lead the University of the District of Columbia Law School

Dr. Johnson is currently the associate dean for academic affairs at the law school. Prior to joining the faculty in 2017, Professor Johnson was an associate professor of law and director of the Academic Success Program at Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Rochelle Ford Selected as the Next President of Dillard University in New Orleans

Since 2018, Dr. Ford has been serving as dean of School of Communications at Elon University in North Carolina. Before becoming dean at Elon, she was a professor of public relations in the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York.

Washington University in St. Louis Acquires the Papers of Author Charles Johnson

University Libraries at Washington University in St. Louis has acquired the papers of Charles Johnson, the acclaimed author, cartoonist, and essayist who won the 1990 National Book Award for his novel Middle Passage.

Sonja Feist-Price Appointed Provost at the University of Michigan-Flint

Professor Feist-Price currently serves as the vice president for institutional diversity and professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Counselor Education in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She will begin her new job on August 1.

Governors State University in Illinois Appoints Cheryl Green as Its Sixth President

Last year, Dr. Green was appointed interim chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. At that time she was vice chancellor of student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Earlier, Dr. Green served as assistant vice president of student affairs at Tennessee State University.

Corey S. Bradford, Sr. Appointed President of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

Most recently, Dr. Bradford has been serving as senior vice president for business affairs at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Earlier, he served for 16 years within the Southern Illinois University System in various leadership positions.

Two African American Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Law Schools in the United States

Sean Megan Scott was named the next president and dean of the California Western School of Law in San Diego and Camille M. Davidson, a former professor and associate dean at Charlotte School of Law, will become the next dean of the Southern Illinois University School of Law. Both women will take office this coming summer.

Clarence Lang Named Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Pennsylvania State University

Currently, Dr. Lang serves as the interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas, where he's been a faculty member since 2011. He will assume his new duties on July 1, 2019.

Cheryl Green to Lead the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Dr. Cheryl Green has been serving as vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Earlier, she was assistant vice president for student affairs at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Southern Illinois University Adopts New System-Wide Diversity Initiative

Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn stated that the new initiative was put in place so that all campuses in the system "reflect a culture that values diversity and inclusivity in all its forms."

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

The new appointees are Cinda Scott at the Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies, Clyde Doughty Jr. at Bowie State University, and Mandara Savage at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Gloria Gibson Named Provost at Morgan State University

Dr. Gibson has been serving as a professor of communications studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She served as executive vice president and provost at the university until June of this year. She begins her new job on January 5.

Two African American Women Selected for Notable Awards

Allison Joseph of Southern Illinois University received the Paladin Award from the literary journal Rhino Poetry and Velma McBride Murry of Vanderbilt University was honored by the Society of Prevention Research.

Marilou Allen and Olusegun Ojewuyi Win Awards

Marilou Allen is director of the Women’s Center at Haverford College in Pennsylvania and Olusegun Ojewuyi is an associate professor in the department of theater at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Racist Graffiti Written on a Greenhouse at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The incident prompted a Black student leader to write a letter to the editor of the student newspaper on campus saying that African American students on campus "experienced more pure, unadulterated racism in one semester" than in several previous years combined.

Four African Americans Named to New Posts in Higher Education

Jacqueline Agesa, Derrick Williams, Akel Ismail Kahera, and Lee D. Walker are all assuming new duties.

University of Botswana Partners With Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Under the five-year agreement, the two universities will provide cultural, educational, research, and exchange opportunities for students and faculty at each institution.

New Center for Inclusive Excellence Established at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

African Americans make up 35 percent of the first-year class at the university.

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Positions in Higher Education

Keri Young, Robert Pompey and Edward Summers are assuming new duties.

Southern Illinois University Honors Its First Black Male Student

A paid internship at the Illinois General Assembly has been established in honor of Alexander Lane.

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