Tag: UNiversity of Denver

Kimberly Enard is the First African-American Recipient of the John D. Thompson Prize

The Association of University Programs for Health Administration has honored Kimberly Enard, associate professor at Saint Louis University, with the 2024 John D. Thompson Prize, making her the first African-American to receive the award.

Claire Oberon Garcia Is the New State Historian in Colorado

Dr. Garcis, who has been a professor at Colorado College for more than three decades, will also lead the State Historian’s Council. Dr. Garcia's research focuses on the experiences of women of the Black Atlantic in the beginning of the twentieth century.

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 Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Michelle Knight-Manuel has been appointed dean of the College of Education at the University of Denver. Rolston St. Hilaire will be the new dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State University and Anderson Sunda-Meya was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University in New Orleans.

New Living and Learning Community at the University of Denver to Focus on Racial Justice

The University of Denver has established a new Living and Learning Community within the School of Engineering and Computer Science that will focus on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Ethics in Technology. Ten first-year students are living together and taking courses together.

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.

The First Black President of Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts

Since 2019, Dr. Chrite has served as president of Bethune-Cookman University, a historically Black educational institution in Daytona Beach, Florida. Before taking on that position, he was dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. 

Condoleezza Rice to Be Honored by the American Political Science Association

The announcement that Dr. Rice would be the recipient of the Hubert Humphrey Award has upset some members of the political science field. Over 130 scholars have signed a petition calling for the American Political Science Association to revoke Dr. Rice's award.

The Three Finalists for Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Connecticut

The three candidates for chief diversity officer are Lisa McBride of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Joelle Murchison, an executive at The Travelers Companies in Hartford, and Franklin A. Tuitt of the University of Denver.

The Sistah Network Support Group at the University of Denver

The organization aimed at helping Black women graduate students, was formed in January 2013 with 15 members. Today there are more than 90 people involved with the program, including students, faculty, and alumni.

In Memorian: Haskell S. Bingham, 1930-2014

Dr. Bingham, the former provost at Virginia State University, traced his roots to a Virginia slave in 1703. He also was a descendant of the slave Gabriel, who was executed in 1800 for planning a slave rebellion in Richmond.

Stanford University’s Condoleezza Rice Receives West Point’s Thayer Award

The award is presented by the U.S. Military Academy's Association of Graduates to individuals who exemplify West Point's motto, "Duty, Honor, Country." Dr. Rice, a former U.S. secretary of state, is now a professor at Stanford University.

In Memoriam: Roger Salters (1939-2012)

He had taught engineering at the University of Denver since 1987.

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