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In Memoriam: Bertha Maxwell-Roddey, 1930-2024

In 1970, Dr. Maxwell-Roddey became the second African-American to be hired as a full-time faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. One year later, she became the founding director of the university's Africana studies department.

In Memoriam: Norman B. Anderson, 1955-2024

Dr. Anderson was the assistant vice president for research and academic affairs at Florida State University at the time of his death. He had an extensive career in clinical psychology, which led him to become the first African American chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association.

Sherine Obare to Lead the the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro

Sherine O. Obare is the former associate vice president for research and a professor of chemistry at Western Michigan University. Dr. Obare also serves as a research leader fellow at the American Public and Land-Grant University Council on Research.

In Memoriam: Tasia Smith, 1986-2018

Tasia Smith was the Evergreen Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Human Services at the University of Oregon. Only 32 years old at the time of her death, Dr. Smith had joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 2016.

Sherine Obare Named Dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Sherine O. Obare has been named dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University. She will become the school's second permanent dean on January 14. She has been serving as a professor at Western Michigan University.

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.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Aim to Preserve Slave Records

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has undertaken a research project entitled "People Not Property." The goal of the project is to digitize slave deeds in 26 counties across North Carolina. These deeds contain information about the slaves' names, age, family, and skills.

The First Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science at North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. Siobahn Day's research focused on how to determine originating sources of statements made on social media outlets. The research aimed to determine the sources of fake news that have become rampant on social media platforms.

Ernest J. Grant Will Be the First Man to Lead the American Nurses Association

Dr. Grant is an internationally recognized burn care and fire safety expert and oversees the nationally acclaimed North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He also teaches at the university's School of Nursing.

Anthony Graham Will Be the Next Provost at Winston-Salem State University

Dr. Graham has been serving as dean of the College of Education and as a professor of educator preparation at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. He joined the faculty there in 2003. Dr. Graham will begin his new duties on July 1.

Winston-Salem State University’s Wanda Brown to Lead the American Library Association

Wanda K. Brown, the director of library services at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, was named president-elect of the 57,000-member American Library Association. She will serve as president-elect for one year and then will take over the presidency at the conclusion of the association's 2019 annual meeting.

Karrie Dixon Is the New Leader of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Dr. Dixon has been a senior administrator for the University of North Carolina System since 2008. Most recently, she has served as vice president for academic and student affairs overseeing the 17 campuses of the university system.

Seven Black Faculty Members in New Roles in Academia

They are: Melissa C. Thomas Hunt at Vanderbilt, Charkarra Anderson Lewis at the University of Southern Mississippi, Talitha Washington at Howard, Charmaine Royal at Duke, Tara T. Green at UNC-Greensboro, Alwyn Leiba at Miami Dade College, and Enobong Branch at the University of Massachusetts.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Four African Americans

The appointees are Marco Barker at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, George Johnson Sr. at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Joseph Michael Green at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Joanna N. Ravello at the University of Rhode Island.

Six Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Here is this week’s roundup of African American faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

How African American Parents Talk to Their Young Children About Race

A new study led by a researcher at New York University, finds that when African American parents talk to their children about racial issues, they tend to emphasize equal rights and opportunity rather than racism or discrimination.

The New Dean of the School of Education at American University

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy currently serves as vice provost for faculty affairs and a professor of counseling and human development at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She will begin her new job in July.

University to Rename Auditorium That Honored a White Supremacist

The board of trustees of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro has voted to rename Aycock Auditorium on its campus. Charles Brantley Aycock, a former governor of North Carolina, was a staunch segregationist and led efforts to disenfranchise Black voters in the state.

President of Voorhees College Announces He Will Step Down

Cleveland L. Sellers Jr., a celebrated leader of the civil rights movement and president of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, announced that he will step down at the end of the current academic year.

CUNY’s Preparatory High School Renamed to Honor Derrick Griffith

Dr. Griffith served as the founding principal at the Preparatory Transitional High School of the City University of New York from 2003 to 2010. He was killed in the Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia this past May. At the time of his death, he was dean of student affairs at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

Sydney Richardson Is the New Leader of Adult Education Programs at Salem College

Dr. Richardson, the new dean of the Martha H. Fleer Center for Adult Education, joined the faculty at Salem College in 2007 and recently was serving as an assistant professor of education and director of the college's Writing Center.

Diversity in STEM Fields Is a Social Justice Issue, Study Finds

Amassing critical numbers of underrepresented students is important, but achieving enrollment targets does little to improve the problems in the campus culture that affect students and contribute to their failure to complete degree programs.

North Carolina A&T Partners With Other Area Schools for Nurse Training Center

Historically Black North Carolina A&T State University is teaming up with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Guilford Technical Community College for a shared nursing teaching facility.

New Administrative Posts for Nine African Americans in Higher Education

The new administrative appointees are Joyce A. Dixon, Yohuru Williams, Selina B. Kohn, Milyon Trulove, Denisha L. Hendricks, Destinee Waiters, Mathwon Howard, Lamont Hinson, and Gregory Harris.

Miriam Wagner Is the New Leader of the School of Education at North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. Wagner has been on the faculty at the university since 1992. Earlier in her career, Dr. Wagner was an assistant professor of psychology and director of counseling at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Name Change for Black Studies Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro

The Black Studies program was founded in 1982 and its name was later changed to African American Studies. Now the program will have the new title of African American and African Diaspora Studies.

Two Black Men in New Administrative Posts

Jerry Woods was named interim executive vice president at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, and Cameron J. Hall was named assistant director of annual giving at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Racial Slurs Found in the Library at the University of North Carolina Greensboro

Vandals wrote racial slurs on book covers, walls, and desks in the African American studies section of the library at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

New University Administrative Posts for Two African American Men

Bryan Terry was named associate provost for enrollment management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and John Manley is the new police chief at Elizabeth City State University.

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Higher Education Posts

Here is this week's roundup of key appointments of African Americans at colleges and universities across the United States.

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