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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 email@example.com.
A native of Kenya, Dr. Mugo fled her native land to political turmoil and taught at St. Lawrence University. After returning to Africa to teach in Zambia and Zimbabwe, in 1992 she was named a visiting professor at the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University. A year later, she joined the department of African American studies at Syracuse University where she served for 22 years.
Taking on new administrative roles are Evan Williams at Pennsylvania State University, Jacari Henderson at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carlane Pittman-Hampton at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Jeanine A. Irons at Syracuse University in New York, and Alexis J. McLean at LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York.
The Hasselblad Award is an international photography prize that is granted annually to a photographer recognized for major achievements. The award is often referred to as the “Nobel Prize” of photography. The award includes a monetary prize of about $188,000 and a gold medal.
Derek A. James was appointed dean of equity, diversity, and inclusion at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Noura Allen was named director of diversity and inclusive excellence for the College of Professional Studies at Syracuse University and Jeanine Staples-Dixon, a professor at Pennsylvania State University. was appointed the senior faculty mentor in the Office of Educational Equity.
Dr. Watson has been serving as interim president since last April. Before being named interim president, Dr. Watson had been vice president for instruction at the community college since 2019. Before coming to Kellogg Community College, Dr. Watson served as director, assistant dean, and dean at the Pennsylvania College of Technology from 2011-2018.
After serving as dean of the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C., in 2002 Dr. Broadnax became president of Clark Atlanta University. He served in that role for six years. At the time of his death, Dr. Broadnax was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and International Affairs in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center has announced that it has acquired the African Market Literature Collection and the papers of Masood Ali-Wilbert Warren, a Black American painter, sculptor, and Korean war Army veteran.
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.
Chandice Haste-Jackson, a family science faculty member at Syracuse University was named an associate dean. Jorim E. Reid Sr. was named assistant professor and director of bands at Morgan State University in Baltimore and Alicia Monroe, a professor of family medicine, was named chief integration officer at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Rockell Brown Burton at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in New York, Courtney Randall at the University of California, Davis, Rodney L. Parker at Loyola University Maryland, and Doris Fields at Eastern Michigan University.
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.
Dr. Watson has been vice president for instruction at the community college since 2019. From 2011 to 2019, Dr. Watson was an administrator at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, including serving as assistant dean and dean of academic success.
Taking on new administrative posts are Kenitra Horsley at Queens University of Charlotte, Dwayne Murray at Syracuse University in New York, Sharron T. Burnett at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida, J. William Nicholas at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Tamara Michel Josserand at the University of Washington, and Catherine Edmonds at North Carolina Central University.
Charles Willie taught at Syracuse University from 1950 to 1974. He was the first Black faculty member to be awarded tenure at the university. He later served on the faculty at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.
Gwendolyn Pough, dean’s professor of the humanities and professor of women’s and gender studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University in New York, will serve a six-year term as president-elect, president, and past-president, of the Rhetoric Society of America, beginning in July.
The five Black faculty members taking on new roles are Lance Freeman at the University of Pennsylvania, Aerial Ellis at North Carolina Central University, Salamishah Tillet at Rutgers University-Newark, Marcelle Haddix at Syracuse University in New York, and Charlene Gilbert at Ohio State University.
The five Black faculty members taking on new duties are Judith Green McKenzie at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Frederick Evans at South Carolina State University, Jennifer Swann at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Ruth Opara at Syracuse University in New York, and Bocar Ba at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Dr. Dames came to Notre Dame this fall after serving as Boston University Librarian since 2018. Earlier, Dr. Dames was associate university librarian for scholarly resources and services at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke was one of the first five Black students to integrate the Duke campus in 1963. She becomes the first Black woman to have a campus building named after her. She joins historian John Hope Franklin and campus architect Julian Abele as having buildings or grounds named after them on the Duke campus.
Taking on new positions are Bianca Baldridge at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Stephen Buckley at Duke University in North Carolina, Joshua Bartholomew at the Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas, Emily Greenwood at Princeton University in New Jersey, Warrick Moses at Syracuse University in New York, and Charles Peterson at Oberlin College in Ohio.
Appointed to new faculty posts are Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. at Texas Christian University, Tekla Ali Johnson at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, Virgil Goodwine at Wilberforce University in Ohio, Delali Kumavie at Syracuse University in New York, Patrese A. Robinson-Drummer at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and Sierra Williams at Claremont McKenna College in California.
Dr. Campbell became president of Spelman College in Atlanta on August 1, 2015. She is dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and University Professor of art and public policy at New York University. Early in her career she was the director of the Studio Museum in Harlem and was cultural affairs commissioner for the City of New York. She joined the faculty at New York University in 1991 and served as dean for two decades.
Taking on new roles as diversity administrators are Cerri A. Banks at Syracuse University in New York, Levon T. Esters at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Wanda B. Knight at Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg, and Katrice A. Albert at the University of Kentucky.
Just as conservatives have mounted attacks on ethnic studies programs, critical race theory, and other subject areas not to their liking, the hiring of diversity officers has also been highly criticized. A new Heritage Foundation report finds what it calls an administrative bloat of diversity officers.
Andre Marshall will join the faculty at the School of Engineering at George Mason University. James Haywood Rolling Jr. was appointed co-director of Lender Center for Social Justice at Syracuse University and Chryl Laird has been named the Marvin H. Green Jr. Assistant Professor of Government at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
When she assumes her duties for Volume 72 (2021-22), Hilda Frimpong will be the first Black student to lead the Syracuse Law Review since it began publishing in 1949.
Here is this week’s listing of Black faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.
The Colored Conventions Project (CCP) is a scholarly and community research project focused on digitally preserving Black political activism from the 1830s to 1890s. The project operates two websites and its directors are releasing a new book on the initiative.
Dr. Devore began her academic career at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She then taught at Rutgers University before joining the faculty at Syracuse University's School of Social Work in 1980. She retired in 1999.
The Felix E. Cochren Jr. Memorial Scholarship intends to promote a more diverse student body in the drama department by providing scholarship and financial assistance to current students who are underrepresented in the program.
The new diversity officers are Jarvis Watson at the College of the Visual Arts, Lorie Johnson-Osho at the University of Pittsburgh, Mill Etienne at New York Medical College, Ty-Ron Douglas at the University of California, Berkeley, Eboni Britt at Syracuse University, and Quinn Capers IV at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Felder comes to Harford Community College from Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, where she most recently served as the senior vice president for student success. Prior to this position, she was the vice president of student affairs and administrative dean for Clark State’s largest branch campus.
Taking on new faculty roles are C. Vanessa White at Xavier University in New Orleans, Rufus Bonds Jr. at Syracuse University in New York, Tia-Simone Gardner at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Tiffany Wright at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
The city of Tallahassee, Florida, has renamed a pond in the Myers Park neighborhood to honor Charles E. Evans, a former professor at Florida A&M University. The pond used to be named for a segregationist justice of the Florida Supreme Court.
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.