Tag: University of the District of Columbia

Fielding Graduate University Honors Ronald Mason for Lifetime Achievements in HBCU Leadership

Ronald Mason has served as president of three HBCUs: Jackson State University, Southern University and A&M College, and the University of the District of Columbia, where he was the longest tenured president in the university's history.

University of the District of Columbia Appoints Four Women to Key Administrative Positions

The University of the District of Columbia has appointed Taneka Miller, Maria Byrd, Ellen Jefferson, and LeKisha Jordan to administrative roles in community relations, innovation, human resources, and educational partnerships.

Five HBCUs Receive Federal Funding to Expand Study Abroad Opportunities

Coppin State University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Livingstone College, and the University of the District of Columbia were awarded grants through the federal 2024 Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program.

Three Black Women Appointed Chief Academic Officers at HBCUs

The new chief academic officers are Angela Peters at Voorhees University in South Carolina, Denise Jones Gregory at Jackson State University in Mississippi, and April Massey at the University of the District of Columbia. All three women are alumnae of HBCUs with significant experience in HBCU leadership.

Higher Education Gifts or Grants 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.

Twinette Johnson Named Dean of the Saint Louis University School of Law

Dr. Johnson's new appointment marks a return to Saint Louis University, where she first began her career in academia as an associate professor of legal writing. She will assume her new position as dean of the School of Law on July 1.

Monique Guillory Will Be the Next Provost at Dillard University in New Orleans

Most recently, Dr. Guillory has been chief of staff and senior vice president for the University of the District of Columbia. She previously worked at Morehouse School of Medicine as the chief of staff and chief administrative officer for the Office of the President and Dean.

District of Columbia Offering Career Opportunities for Graduates of Local HBCUs

Through the HBCU Public Service Program, which will start up early next year, the city will work with highly talented and qualified graduating seniors to help launch their careers. The program will be open for one-year to graduating seniors who are earning a bachelor’s degree at Howard University or the University of the District of Columbia.

Three HBCUs Have Announced the Appointments of New Administrators

Vernon Siders Jr. was named chief of police and security at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ruthie Little-Berry was appointed chief student development and success officer for the University of the District of Columbia, and Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, has announced that De'Shawn Barnes is its new director of alumni affairs.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Black Administrators

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. If you have news for this section, please send an email to info@jbhe.com.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

Newly appointed to dean positions are Monika Williams Shealey at Temple University in Philadelphia, Kenyatta R. Gilbert at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Jonathan Bailey Holland at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Sharonda Ragland at Virginia Union University, and Twinette Johnson at the University of the District of Columbia.

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.

University of the District of Columbia Partners With Michigan Technological University

According to the agreement, Michigan Technological University will provide mentorship in helping the University of the District of Columbia attain R2 status within the Carnegie Classification system for research universities. In return, UDC will provide cultural responsiveness mentorship to MTU.

Ronald Mason to Step Down as President of the University of the District of Columbia in June 2023

Ronald D. Mason Jr., president of the historically Black University of the District of Columbia, announced that he will step down from his post...

Colleges and Universities Appoint Nine Black Americans to Administrative Posts

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 Administrative Duties for Eight African Americans at Colleges and Universities

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.

Twinette Johnson Selected to Lead the University of the District of Columbia Law School

Dr. Johnson is currently the associate dean for academic affairs at the law school. Prior to joining the faculty in 2017, Professor Johnson was an associate professor of law and director of the Academic Success Program at Southern Illinois University School of Law.

In Memoriam: Arthuryne J. Welch-Taylor, 1917-2022

Arthuryne Welch-Taylor taught at Texas Southern University, Prairie View A&M University in Texas, and what is now the University of the District of Columbia.

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.

Lena Walton to Serve as Provost at Alabama A&M University

Dr. Walton has served as dean of the College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences since 2017. Earlier, Dr. Walton served as assistant and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia. She served on the faculty there for 15 years.

University of the District of Columbia Adds Three New Administrators

Roy Layne was appointed chief financial officer. Stephan A. Byam is the new associate vice president of information technology and Charles M. Sutton was named director of Title III programs at the university.

Duke University Renames Building to Honor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke

Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke was one of the first five Black students to integrate the Duke campus in 1963. She becomes the first Black woman to have a campus building named after her. She joins historian John Hope Franklin and campus architect Julian Abele as having buildings or grounds named after them on the Duke campus.

A Group of African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Bronté Burleigh-Jones at American University in Washington, D.C., Richard L. Lucas, Jr. at Clark Atlanta University, Monique Guillory at the University of the District of Columbia, Ebony Marsala at Boston College, William Jones Jr. at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Richie Hunter at the University of Oregon.

New Administrative Posts for Five African Americans at Colleges and Universities

The five African Americans appointed to administrative positions are Erika Jordan at Boston University, Viticus Thomas at South Carolina State University, LaWanna Gilbert-Bell at the University of Louisiana Monroe, Vareva Harris at Benedict College in South Carolina, and Josie Hoover at the University of the District of Columbia.

The New Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Howard

Before joining the Howard University community, Dr. Morris Thomas was an associate professor and the inaugural director for the Center for the Advancement of Learning at the University of the District of Columbia.

In Memoriam: Marie Marcelle Buteau Racine, 1934-2020

In 1969, Dr. Racine, a native of Haiti, joined the foreign languages faculty at Federal City College, which later became part of the University of the District of Columbia. She taught there until her retirement n 2013.

Three HBCUs Annouce the Creation of New Centers for Racial Justice

In the wake of protests following the murder of George Floyd, several historically Black colleges and universities have established new academic centers focused on racial justice. New centers have been established at Shaw University in Raleigh, Dillard University in New Orleans, and the University of the District of Columbia.

In Memoriam: Wilhelmina Matilda Reuben-Cooke, 1946-2019

Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke was a professor of law at the University of the District of Columbia, professor emerita of law at Syracuse University in New York, and one of the first African American students to enroll at Duke University in North Carolina.

The University of the District of Columbia Teams Up With Penn State on STEM Research

Under the agreement, researchers at the University of the District of Columbia and the Applied Research Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University will work together on projects relating to advanced materials and manufacturing, as well as cybersecurity.

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.

New Data Shows Bar Passage Rates at HBCU Law Schools Lag the National Average

Nationwide, 88.6 percent of all 2016 law school graduates passed bar exams within two years. None of the six law schools at historically Black universities had a bar passage rate that exceeded the national average. Southern University in Louisiana and Texas Southern University had the highest rates among HBCU law schools.

A Half Dozen African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

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.

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.

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