Tag: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rodney Bennett Selected to Serve as the Next Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

As required by state law, Dr. Bennett’s candidacy now undergoes a 30-day vetting period which will include a series of public sessions during which members of the university community and the news media can meet him and ask questions. After 30 days, the board of regents can vote on Dr. Bennett's appointment. If approved, he will be the first African American to lead the university.

University of Nebraska Renames a Building to Honor a Trailblazing Black Scholar

Gwendolyn Newkirk is believed to e the first faculty member of color in the College of Education and Human Sciences. In 1975, Dr. Newkirk was elected the first African American president of the American Home Economics Association, an organization that had previously refused to accept her as a member because of her race.

Muskegon Community College in Michigan Names John Selmon as Its Next President

A widely respected administrator at the college since coming to campus in May 2011, Dr. Selmon currently serves as the provost/executive vice president providing leadership and oversight for academic affairs, athletics, facilities, and student services.

Seven Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

New Roles in University Administration for Five African Americans

Appointed to new administrative posts are Cheryl Isaac at Pennsylvania State University, Brandon Martin at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Makayla McMorris at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Delores Richardson Harris at North Carolina Central University, and Marco Barker at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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.

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