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HBCUs Announce the Appointments of Five African American Administrators

Taking on new roles at historically Black colleges or universities are John E. Smith Jr. at St. Augustine's University in North Carolina, Kenyatta Shamburger at Talladega College in Alabama, Valerie Melton at Albany State University in Georgia, Janet Barnes at Grambling State University in Louisiana, and Brian Benn at Clark Atlanta University

New Administratve Duties in Higher Education for 10 Black 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. If you have news for this section, please send an email to info@jbhe.com.

The New President of St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail was previously the sixth president and CEO at the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, founding chancellor at the Community College of Baltimore County, president of St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, and president of Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis.

Two HBCUs in North Carolina Announce the Appointments of New Provosts

Lee Brown was named interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, and Josiah J. Sampson, III was appointed provost and vice president of academic affairs. at St. Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are DeLaine Priest at the University of Central Florida, Linda Gunn-Jones at St. Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Joseph Montgomery at Tuskegee University in Alabama, and Qiana M. Watson at Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Four Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The four scholars beginning new duties are Sheria D. Rowe at St. Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Alvin Thomas at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Adia Harvey Wingfield at Washington University in St. Louis, and Nicole Mitchell at the University of Pittsburgh.

Accrediting Agency Hands Down Decisions on Four HBCUs

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools removed one HBCU from warning status, continued probation status for two HBCUs, and placed another HBCU on probation.

New Duties in the Academic World for Eight Black Faculty Members

Here is this week’s roundup of Black scholars who have been hired or assigned new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Claudia Donald at the University of Massachusetts, Damon R. Wade at Grambling State, LLJuna Weir at Alcorn State, Malika Roman Isler at Wake Forest, Clayton A. Gibson at Alabama A&M, and Steven E. Hairston at St. Augustine's University.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

St. Augustine’s University Sees Sharp Drop in Enrollments

Some 200 of the 1,267 students who enrolled last fall have not returned for the Spring 2014 semester. The enrollment drop has produced a $3 million shortfall in tuition revenue.

Historical Milestone at St. Augustine’s University

Nita Charlene Johnson Byrd is the first woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest in St. Augustine University's chapel and the first woman to serve as chaplain of the university.

A Proven Track Record in Increasing Black Students in STEM Fields

The Virginia-North Carolina Alliance includes nine partner institutions, including four HBCUs. The program has been funded by the National Science Foundation since 2007. During this period the number of students who graduated with degrees in STEM fields is up 67 percent.

The End of the Line for St. Paul’s College?

St. Paul's College, the historically Black college in Lawrenceville, Virginia, held its 125th commencement last month. Now we learn that it may well be its last. The college has informed the Southeastern Association of Colleges and Schools that is will cease operations as of June 30.

St. Augustine’s University Calls Off Plan to Acquire Saint Paul’s College

Last November St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, agreed to assume management of Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Both HBCUs are affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Now St. Augustine's University has decided not to proceed with the acquisition.

St. Augustine’s University in Talks to Acquire Saint Paul’s College

Saint Paul's College lost its accreditation earlier this year but retains its previous status as it appeals the decision. However, there are only slightly more than 100 students on campus this fall.

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