Tag: University of La Verne

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Shannon Mathews will be the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of La Verne in California. Rochelle Gilbert was appointed dean of student affairs at Walden University and Bruce A. Johnson is the new dean of mathematics and sciences at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

Eric Bishop Will Be the First African American President of Ohlone College in California

Dr. Bishop currently is the head of student services and legislative engagement for Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, California. He has been at Chaffey College since 2007 serving in roles such as dean of the Fontana campus and interim dean of physical education and athletics.

Tom Jackson Jr. Will Be the First African American President of Humboldt State University in California

Dr. Jackson currently serves as president of Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota, a position he has held since 2014. He previously served as vice president for student affairs at both the University of Louisville and Texas A&M University Kingsville.

Race-Related Arson on the Campus of the University of La Verne in California

A photo was posted on social media of university students who were protesting against racism. The caption read, "Every single one in this photo will get what' coming to them." The next day, a burning backpack was found in one student's car.

African American Scholar Named Dean at a Hispanic-Serving Institution

Lawrence T. Potter Jr. was named the next dean of the College of Arts and Science at University of La Verne in California. African Americans make up 6 percent of the student body and Latinos are nearly half of all undergraduates at the university.

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