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Central State University and the University of Akron Establish a 3+3 Program for Law Students

To apply to the Akron Law program, students must have completed at least 90 credits toward their bachelor’s degrees and be in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standing at Central State University. They also need to have a GPA of at least 3.45 and an LSAT score of 151.

In Memoriam: Donald M. Henderson, 1931-2022

Donald Henderson served as provost at the University of Pittsburgh from 1989 to 1993. He is the only African American to serve in the position

The New Dean of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Dr. Christie-Mizell is a professor of sociology and had been serving as dean for undergraduate education in the College of Arts and Science at the university. He joined the faculty in 2010. Previously, he taught at the University of South Carolina, the University of Akron, and Kent State University.

New Administrative Positions for Five African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Aishah Casseus at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, DeWayne Peevy at DePaul University in Chicago, Dallas A. Grundy at the University of Akron in Ohio, Roslyn White at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and Georgio Douglas at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Belmont University in Nashville

Dr. Wayne Lewis most recently served as the commissioner of education for the Kentucky Department of Education. He taught as an associate professor in the department of educational leadership studies and as an affiliated faculty member with the African American and Africana studies program at the University of Kentucky.

University of Virginia’s Kevin Everson to Receive a 2019 Heinz Award

The Heinz Awards, now in their 24th year, honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in five categories: arts and humanities; environment; the human condition; public policy; and technology, the economy and employment. Professor Everson will be honored for his body of work in film on October 17 in Pittsburgh.

Daniel A. Wubah Will Be the Next President of Millersville University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Wubah, a native of Ghana, is a professor of biology at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He served as provost at Washington and Lee University from 2013 to 2016. Earlier, Dr. Wubah was deputy provost at Virginia Tech.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thew new appointees are Nathan Stephens at the University of Illinois, Jolene Lane at the University of Akron, Denise Stephens at Washington University, Nathan Cochran at Philander Smith College, Alex Granderson at Mississippi Valley State, Shai L. Butler at the College of St. Rose, and Johnnie Westbrook at Kentucky State.

Barber-Scotia College’s Campus Is Leased by a New University

Historically Black Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina, has struggled since losing its accreditation in 2004. No classes were held this past semester. Now, the college has leased most of its campus to a new university, which is headed by a woman who immigrated from Ghana.

New Administrative Duties for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

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.

The New Chief of Staff in the Chancellor’s Office at Syracuse University

Candace Campbell Jackson has been serving as vice president for student success and vice provost for academic success at the University of Akron in Ohio. She will also hold the title of vice president at Syracuse University.

Tennessee State University Announces Four Finalists for Its Next President

Glenda Glover, dean of business at Jackson State University, Ainsley Carry, vice president of student affairs at Auburn University, Candace Campbell Jackson, a vice president at the University of Akron, and Bennie Harris, a vice president at Lipscomb University, are in the running.

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