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Four Black Scholars Who Are Assuming New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are Richard Wynn at the University of North Florida, Michelle Williams at the University of Connecticut, Lisa Jones at the University of California, San Diego, and Elena FitzPatrick Sifford at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

University of North Florida to Offer a Major in Africana Studies

The new Africana studies program will be a interdisciplinary major in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students will be able to choose from concentrations including history, arts and culture, gender and sexuality, health, education as well as race and the environment.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

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.

University of North Florida Students Restore Photographic History of Lincolnville

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center in St. Augustine, Florida, is showcasing a new exhibit of the photographs of Richard Twine, showing life in the city's African-American neighborhood of Lincolnville about a century ago.

University Looks to Address the Shortage of Teachers From Underrepresented Groups

The University of North Florida in Jacksonville has introduced the Holmes Scholarship program with the aim to increase the number of teachers from underrepresented groups who, in return for financial aid, commit to serving in the local public schools.

University of North Florida Project Seeks to Educate Area Youth on Civil Rights History

The Hope and History Mural Project, an initiative of the University of North Florida’s Center for Urban Education and Policy (CUEP), is involving students, local leaders, and area artists to produce a mural in a public space that tells the story of what is now called "Ax Handle Saturday."

Nathaniel Glover Announces He Will Step Down as President of Edward Waters College

In 1995, Nathaniel Glover was elected as the first African American sheriff in Florida in more than 100 years and the first African American sheriff in the history of Jacksonville. He was named the 29th president of Edward Waters College in 2011.

In Memoriam: Cecil Wayne Cone, 1937-2016

Dr. Cone was a theologian, educator, author, and the former president of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. He became a minister at the age of 13 and was named pastor of an African Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of 16.

University of North Florida Launches New Institute of Race and Ethnic Relations

The new institute is one of only two centers focusing on issues of race in the Florida state university system and the only one that focuses on research. The institute will sponsor six research symposiums this year.

In Memoriam: Suzan Maria Armstrong-West, 1948-2015

Professor Armstrong-West had served on the faculty at Edward Waters College since 2008. Earlier, she was assistant dean of students at the University of Texas at Austin and dean of academic programs at Rutgers University.

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

JeffriAnne Wilder was promoted to associate professor of sociology and granted tenure at the University of North Florida and Thurman D. Hollins was named interim director of bands at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

South Carolina State University Names Three Finalists for President

The three finalists are Thomas J. Elzey, an executive vice president at The Citadel, E. Newton Jackson, associate provost at the University of North Florida, and Leonard A. McIntyre, interim dean of the College of Education at South Carolina State University.

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