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Barbara J. Johnson Will Be the Next Dean of Perimeter College at Georgia State University

Dr. Johnson currently serves as executive vice president and provost at Talladega College in Alabama, where she oversees the college’s academic affairs, including the institution’s academic mission, teaching, research, and service. Prior to joining Talladega College in 2022, Dr. Johnson served as vice president for academic affairs and professor of student services administration at Arkansas Tech University.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Black Administrators

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.

Seven African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Positions in High Education

Taking on new roles are T. Simeon Ananou at Stony Brook University in New York, Jarrett Carter Sr. at Howard Community College in Maryland, Joy Jefferson at Hampton University in Virginia, Norris Allen Edney III at Talladega College in Alabama, Gissette Forte at Queensborough Community College in New York, Juanita W. Hicks at the University of Georgia, and Harold Ellis at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Six African Americans

Taking on new roles are Brandon A. Logan at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Melinda Spaulding Chevalier at Rice University in Houston, Jeremy Carter at Philander Smith University in Little Rock, Arkansas, Holly Rachel at Fisk University in Nashville, Marriel Hardy at Talladega College in Alabama, and Kenneth Elvis Jones at Wilberforce University in Ohio.

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

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

Taking on new administrative duties are Tyron Clinton at South Carolina State University, Kamala Green at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Theodore B. Callier at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Ron Brade at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Ludwig P. Gaines at Talladega College in Alabama.

Six HBCUs Receive Funding for Historic Preservation of Campus Buildings

Six historically Black colleges and universities are receiving grants from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund of the National Trust for Historial Preservation to preserve historic buildings on campus.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Jenelle Pitt-Parker has been appointed dean of the College of Education and Integrative Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Adrian L. Mayse is the new dean of the Division of Business Administration at Talladega College in Alabama and Lisa A. Crooms-Robinson was appointed interim dean of the Howard University School of Law.

Talladega College Partners With Grand Valley State University in Michigan

Under the agreement, students who graduate from Talladega College with a degree in education will have a pathway to earn master’s degrees in education, school counseling, instructional technology, and instruction and curriculum at Grand Valley State University.

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Taking on new administrative roles are Marvin Lewis at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Yvonne Harris at Northern Illinois University, Earl Warren at Talladega College in Alabama, Marcia Pecot at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Stephen Latson at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Three African American Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The three Black women faculty members who are taking on new assignments are Crystal Feimster at Yale University, Kia Dolby at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, and Alison Brown at Talladega College in Alabama.

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.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Names to Dean Positions

Alma B. Littles is the new interim dean of the College of Medicine at Florida State University. Cameron Rashad Thomas has been named dean of the chapel at Talladega College in Alabama and Ja’Wanda Grant was appointed dean of students at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Four African Americans to Administrative Positions

The four African Americans in new administrative roles are LaMar Bunts at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, W. Rebecca Brown at Florida A&M University, Derrick Robertson at Talladega College in Alabama, and Jackie K. Brockington Jr. at Delaware State University.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Higher Education Administrative Posts

Lou Avotri has been promoted to associate vice president and executive director of student success at Talladega College in Alabama. Jared Russell has been named associate dean for academic and faculty affairs at Auburn University in Alabama and M. Ray McKinnie has been selected to lead Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Gary Edwards is the new vice president and dean of students at Talladega College in Alabama. Kevin Hamilton was appointed associate vice chancellor and dean of student belonging at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Danelle Stevens-Watkins was named acting dean of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky.

Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are William Broussard at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Angela Griffinat Wilmington College in Ohio, Anthony Brooks at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, Yogananda Pittman at the University of California, Berkeley, and Kenyatta N. Shamburger at Talladega College in Alabama.

In Memoriam: Oscar Lewis Prater, 1939-2022

Dr. Prater was appointed the sixth president of Fort Valley State College in 1990. During his tenure, he presided over the college's transition to university status. He stepped down in 2001. Dr. Prater later was named the nineteenth president of Talladega College and served from 2005 to 2007.

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

The new Black administrators are Brandon Harris at the University of Southern California, Lillian Wanjagi at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Chanel Derricott at Virginia Union University, Tiffani Dawn Sykes at Florida A&M University, Anita B. Walton at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, Kareem D. Kenney at Talladega College in Alabama, and Nicole McDonald at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina

Six Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

The faculty members in new roles are Cordara Harper at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Karen Cook-Bell at Bowie State University in Maryland, Joseph C. Phillips at Clark Atlanta University, Iheoma Nwachukwu at the Mississippi University for Women, Brittany A. Holloman at Talladega College in Alabama, and Lewatis McNeal at Ohio University.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative duties are Gerald Lewis Jr. at Columbia University in New York City, Kristie L. Kenney at Talladega College in Alabama, Karen Wright at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Michelle Nichols at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Ariel Aponte at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, and Monique Carroll at Chicago State University.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Black Administrators

Taking on new administrative roles are Jack Michael Bellamy at Yale University, Linda J. Bell at Dillard University in New Orleans, Isaac Brundage at California State University, Chico, Gaëtane Verna at Ohio State University, Rachelle L. Williams at Talladega College in Alabama, Tara Owens at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Frederick Haywood Jr. at Fisk University in Nashville.

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

Taking on new administrative roles are Kara Brown at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Jamaul Simmons at Winston-Salem State University, Renada Greer at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Michael Taylor at Southern University-Shreveport, Marsetta Lee at Talladega College, Consuella Askew at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Jay J. Ellis at Grambling State University.

A Trio of African American Women Who Have Been Appointed Provosts

Barbara J. Johnson is the new executive vice president and provost at Talladega College in Alabama. Nicola Blake was appointed interim provost at Guttman Community College in New York City and Yolanda W. Page was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Savannah State University in Georgia.

A Trio of African American Women Who Have Been Appointed Provosts

Barbara J. Johnson is the new executive vice president and provost at Talladega College in Alabama. Nicola Blake was appointed interim provost at Guttman Community College in New York City and Yolanda W. Page was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Savannah State University in Georgia.

Seven African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Shana Lassiter at Duke University, Britney Smith at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Sama A. Mondeh at Talladega College in Alabama, Jasmine Young at Howard University, Jovan Alexander Wilson at North Carolina Central University, Mame Ndiaye at Ithaca College in New York, and Phanalphie Rhue at Bennett College in North Carolina.

Four Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The four Black scholars n new faculty roles are Richard Price at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Pernella Rowena Deams at Talladega College in Alabama, Cynthia E. Rogers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Omolade Adunbi at the Univerity of Michigan.

New Administrative Duties for Eight African Americans at Colleges and Universities

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.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new appointees are Derrick Magee at North Carolina Central University, Qubieinique Greer at Lincoln University (Missouri), Rosemonde Pierre-Louis at New York University, Michael Grant at Talladega College, Roy Gifford at Cleveland State University, Ronald Higgins at Yale, and Todd Campbell at Delta State University.

Gregory Vincent Appointed President of Talladega College in Alabama

Dr. Vincent is the former president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York Previously, he was the W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community College Leadership, professor of law, and vice president for diversity and community engagement at the University of Texas at Austin.

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers Wins the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, a professor of English at the University of Oklahoma and author of five poetry collections, was the winner in the fiction category of the National Book Critics Circle Awards. She was honored for her novel The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.

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.

Nikky Finney Selected to Receive the 2022 Thomas Robinson Prize for Southern Literature

Nikky Finney, the John H. Bennett Jr. Chair in Creative Writing and Southern Letters at the University of South Carolina, will be honored in April by the Spencer B. King Jr. Center for Southern Studies at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

The Society for Epidemiologic Research Names Award for Duke University Scholar

The Society for Epidemiologic Research has announced the establishment of the Sherman A. James Diverse and Inclusive Epidemiology Award. The award will recognize research, teaching, or service by an individual that expands the scope of the field to underrepresented or disadvantaged populations or researchers and that has facilitated greater diversity and inclusiveness.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Hiring of Six African American Administrators

Taking on new administrative roles are David Valentine at Goucher College in Maryland, Ashley Pallie at the California Institute of Technology, Veronica Creech at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, Alfred L. Norris at Talladega College in Alabama, Charlotte Fant Pegues at the University of Mississippi, and Veronica Cohen at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida.

In Memoriam: Harold Alonza Franklin, 1932-2021

On January 4, 1964, Harold Franklin enrolled at Auburn University as a graduate student in history. He was the first Black student to enroll at Auburn. After completing his studies, he was not allowed to defend his master's degree thesis and was not awarded his degree. This injustice was not corrected until 2020.

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