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Laurence Alexander Named Chancellor of the University of Michigan Flint

Dr. Alexander brings more than three decades of experience in higher education leadership to his new role as chancellor of the University of Michigan Flint. He currently serves as chancellor of University of Arkansas Pine Bluff.

Edward Waters University Teams Up With the University of Florida College of Nursing

Edward Waters University does not have a nursing program. This partnership gives qualified biological sciences majors at Edward Waters University who are interested in a nursing career the option to pursue a nursing degree at the University of Florida. This is the first partnership between an HBCU and the University of Florida College of Nursing.

Five Universities Have Appointed Black Scholars to Diversity Positions

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Darryl C. Mace at Alvernia College in Reading, Pennsylvania, Dominique A. Quarles at Georgia Southern University, Lydia Contreras at the University of Texas at Austin, Myron Burr at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, and Lakesha Butler at University of Florida Health.

Four African Americans Who Will Lead Diversity Efforts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles relating to diversity are Crystal McCormick Ware at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Jason J. Dorsette at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon, Marsha McGriff at the University of Florida, and Andrea Cornett-Scott at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia.

Tarisha Stanley Wins the Teaching Literature Book Award for Her Work on Octavia Butler

Tarshia Stanley, dean of the division of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences, and professor of English at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been selected as the winner of the Teaching Literature Book Award, an international prize for the best book on teaching literature at the college level. The award is presented biennially by the graduate faculty in English at Idaho State University.

Andra Johnson to Lead the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service

Dr. Johnson has been serving as associate director of Pennsylvania State University Extension. Earlier in his career, he was assistant director of research and graduate research at Alcorn State University in Mississippi and vice chancellor for research and technology development at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

School of Journalism & Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University Names Its Next Dean

Mira Lowe, a veteran journalist and editor, has been assistant dean for student experiences at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications since 2019. Before entering academia, Lowe enjoyed a successful career as a professional journalist.

In Memoriam: Leon Leroy Haley Jr., 1964-2021

Dr. Haley joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 2017 as dean of the College of Medicine-Jacksonville. He was the first African American to hold that position. Dr. Haley also was a professor of emergency medicine and vice president for health affairs for the University of Florida.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Posts as Diversity Officers

The trio of African American men in new diversity pots includes Daryl A. Carter at East Tennessee State University, Micahe; Bowie at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and Michael Young at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

African Americans Not Making Progress Into the Top Ranks of Academic Surgery Positions

Over the six-year study period, the share of surgery department chairs and full professorships held by White doctors decreased by 4 to 5 percentage points, but it was Asian faculty who filled the void, rising by 4 percentage points over the same timeframe. Male Black chairs actually lost ground during the study period.

Hiram C. Powell Selected to Lead Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida

Most recently, Dr. Powell has served as dean of performing arts and communications at Bethune-Cookman University. During his time at the university, Dr. Powell has served in several leadership roles including interim provost and vice president of institutional advancement.

The Racial Gap In Gifted Education Programs Is Not Only About Access

Many studies have shown that Black students are far less likely than their White peers to be selected for gifted education programs. But a new study shows that even when Black students are admitted into these programs they are less likely to benefit from gifted education than White students.

John McKnight Selected as the Next Dean of Haverford College in Pennsylvania

Since 2016, Dr. McKnight has been the dean of institutional equity and inclusion at Connecticut College. Prior to joining the staff of Connecticut College, he worked at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, as dean of intercultural development. Earlier, he served as director of multicultural affairs and a coordinator of residence life at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

A Trio of African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new positions or roles are John Brooks Slaughter at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Alicia E Ellis at Colby College in Lewiston, Maine, and Thomasenia Lott Adams of the University of Florida.

In Memoriam: Stephan Mickle, 1944-2021

Judge Mickle taught at the Univerity of Florida College of Law for 38 years. He was the first African American to earn a bachelor's degree and the second African Americans to earn a law degree from the University of Florida.

Two African Americans Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

LaKeisha L. Harris has been appointed dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Hub Brown will be the next dean of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.

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.

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.

The First Black Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Rochester

Dr. Mendes, who is from Jamaica and holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Florida, successfully defended her thesis, titled "The Kinetics of Microglial Ontogeny and Maturation in the Adult Brain."

Michelle Samuel-Foo Is the First African American to Win a Major Entomological Award

Michelle Samuel-Foo, an assistant professor at Alabama State University, has been selected to receive the Founders Memorial Recognition, one of the highest nationwide honors given by the Entomological Society of America.

A Major Black Faculty Hire at Boston University

Ibram X. Kendi, one of the nation’s leading scholars and historians of racism, will join Boston University’s faculty on July 1 and launch the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Since 2017, he has served on the faculty at American University in Washington, D.C.

Michelle Samuel-Foo Elected President of the Southeastern Entomological Society of America

Dr. Samuel-Foo joined the faculty at Alabama State University in 2018. Earlier, she taught for 10 years at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. There, she conducted research on specialty crop pest management.

In Memoriam: W. George Allen, 1936-2019

In 1960, Allen enrolled at the University of Florida College of Law. Upon graduating in December 1962, Allen became the first African American to earn a degree from any former all-white institution in Florida. 

Black Students Confronted by Racial Slurs at the University of Florida

The Black students were in a van operated by Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol, a free service to provide safe transportation for students around campus. The van was approached by two White male students, one of whom used a racial slur.

University of Florida Opens a New Home for Its Institute of Black Culture

In 1971, the Institute of Black Culture was established after a series of peaceful protests from Black students advocating for their rights ended with 66 students arrested or suspended for occupying the university's president’s office. Now the Institute has a new home on campus.

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Belinda Higgs Hyppolite at the University of Oklahoma, Phillip Howard at Tuskegee University in Alabama, D'Andra Mull at the University of Florida, and Jasher Cox at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.

The University of Florida Has the Most Black Women Faculty in Engineering

According to the American Society for Engineering Education, a nonprofit dedicated to engineering education, the seven Black women faculty members in engineering are the most among the 338 four-year degree-granting engineering schools in the United States.

In Memoriam: Walter Robinson, 1953-2019

Walter Robinson had retired from his position as associate vice chancellor of enrollment management at the University of California, Davis last September. He had a career in admissions and enrollment management in higher education that spanned nearly 40 years.

University of Florida Acquires the Archives of African-American Musician Bo Diddley

The acquired items that will make up the Elias B. McDaniel (Bo Diddley) Collection include musical instruments, stage costumes, posters, photographs, documents, and memorabilia.

Adrienne Cooper Appointed Provost at Florida Memorial University

Most recently, Dr. Cooper has served as associate provost at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Earlier in her career, she served on the staff at the University of South Carolina, Florida A&M University, and South Carolina State University.

In Memoriam: Ntozake Shange, 1948-2018

Shange was a professor of women's studies at the University of Florida from 2002 to 2006. She was the author of the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf."

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.

Roberta Troy to Serve as Provost at Tuskegee University in Alabama

Dr. Troy has been a member of the faculty at Tuskegee since 1999 and is the founding director of the Tuskegee University Health Disparities Institute for Research and Education.

Undergraduate Institutions That Feed the Most Black Students to U.S. Medical Schools

In the 2017 academic year, 118 graduates of Howard University in Washington, D.C., applied to U.S. medical schools. This was the most in the nation. Xavier University of Louisiana, with a much smaller number of total graduates, ranked second and had 103 students apply to medical schools.

Four Black Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Onye P. Ozuzu at the University of Florida, Nerita Hughes at North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota, Ryan Smith at Wallace State Community College in Alabama, and Leonar Campbell at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

The Next Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Louisville

Dr. Emmanuel Collins is currently the John H. Seely Professor and chair of the department of mechanical engineering, in the College of Engineering jointly operated by Florida A&M University and Florida State University.

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