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Maryland Takes Steps to Eliminate Duplicative Programs at PWIs and HBCUs

Now the state of Maryland has formed the Maryland Program Approval Process Workgroup with aim of avoiding duplicative programs before they get off the ground.

In Memoriam: Julius Chapman, 1937-2023

Julius Chapman served in dean positions at Towson University in Maryland and Coppin State University in Baltimore. He was also provoset and vice president for academic affairs at Voorhees University in Denmark, South Carolina.

Morgan State University Opposes New Ph.D. Program at Nearby Towson University

Two years ago, the state approved a $577 million settlement to enhance the state's four HBCUs. The money is being used, in part, to expand academic programs and course offerings. Duplicate programs at predominately White institutions do harm to the efforts of HBCUs to attract a diverse group of students to their campuses, according to opponents of the new program at Towson.

Tony D. Hawkins Appointed President of Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York

Dr. Hawkins has served for the past eight years as the provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, continuing education, and workforce development at Frederick Community College in Maryland. Prior to this role, he was the college-wide dean of humanities at Montgomery College in Maryland.

State University of New York at Oswego Selects Peter Nwosu as Its Next President

Dr. Nwosu has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and student success at Herbert H. Lehman College, a campus of the City University of New York in The Bronx. Prior to this role, he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University.

Three African Americans Who Are Taking on New University Administrative Duties

Erick Harper is the new director of athletics at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Demetrius D. Smith will be associate vice president for student affairs at the University of Georgia and Joanne L. Smiklewill will manage the Professional Leadership Program for Women at Towson University in Maryland.

Three African American Women Appointed to Higher Education Diversity Posts

Taking on new roles as diversity administrators are Tomicka Wagstaff at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Keisha Love at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, and Patricia Bradley at Towson University in Maryland.

Rion Amilcar Scott Wins the Towson University Prize for Literature

The Towson University Prize for Literature is awarded annually for a single book or book-length manuscript of fiction, poetry, drama, or imaginative nonfiction. Scott teaches creative writing at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Nine Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions

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.

Maryland HBCU Litigation: Déjà Vu, All Over Again

In litigation that has been going on for 12 years and had been sent to mediation in 2013, a three-judge panel ordered the state and representatives of Maryland's four HBCUs to once again enter into mediation. The court gave the parties only to April 30 to come up with a solution to address inequities in the state's higher education system.

Two Black Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Erin Berry-McCrea, a lecturer in the department of communications at Towson University in Maryland and Renee A. Middleton, dean of the College of Education at Ohio University in Athens.

The New President of the College Sports Information Directors of America

Rob Knox, the associate director for athletics communications at Towson University in Maryland was chosen to serve as the 64th president of the College Sports Information Directors of America. He is the second African American to serve as the organization's leader.

Towson University Faculty Produce Film on Jim Crow-Era Baltimore

The film, produced and directed by three faculty members in the College of Education at Towson University, presents oral histories of seven Baltimore residents who recount growing up in the city before the civil rights era.

Towson University in Maryland Partners With a Nigerian University

The partnership with Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria will include student and faculty exchanges, joint research projects, and academic exchanges that include information, materials and publications related to research, education and training.

Four African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments are Steven L. Thomas at Harford Community College in Maryland, Barbara Cohen-Pippin at Florida A&M University, Kim D. Kirkland at Oregon State University, and Leah Cox at Towson University in Maryland.

New Provosts for Two Historically Black Universities

Patricia Pierce Ramsey, chair of the department of natural sciences at Bowie State University in Maryland, will become provost at The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Peter O. Nwosu, a professor and administrator at California State University, Fullerton, will be provost at Clark Atlanta University.

Racial Incidents Reported on Three University Campuses

According to reports, a White student at Towson University in Maryland made disparaging comments to a Black employee. Racist posters were found near the entrance to the student center at Boston University and a Black student at the University of Iowa said he was beaten by three White men who used a racial slur.

African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Nigel Edwards at Florida A&M, Monica Terrell Leach at North Carolina Central, Yvonne Harris at James Madison, Bethany Pace at Towson, Robert Sellers at the University of Michigan, and Claudette McFadden at Bethune-Cookman.

Black Women From Towson University Make Debating History

Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson of Towson University in Maryland are the first African American women's team to win the Cross Examination Debate Association's National Championship.

Towson University Scholar Honored by the National Institutes of Health

Sharon Jones-Eversley, an assistant professor of family studies, has been honored with the distinguished PRIDE Award. PRIDE is an acronym for the Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research.

Towson University Refutes Allegations of an Unsafe Campus for White Students

A group calling itself the White Student Union has vowed to start unarmed patrols on the campus of Towson University in Maryland to combat "black on white" crime.

“White Pride” Messages Found on Towson University Campus

The messages reportedly were written by members of the student group Youth for Western Civilization.

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