Tag: Utah State University

A Black Alumnus Is Suing Utah State University Over Racial Incident

According to the lawsuit, a professor mistakenly displayed a caricature of him on a screen in front of a classroom. The student said the drawing resembled a "coon caricature" reminiscent of the Jim Crow era.

Fort Valley State University Enters Partnership Agreement With Utah State University

Paul Jones, president of Fort Valley State University, earned bachelor's and master's degrees and was a two-sport athlete at Utah State. Both of this children graduated from Utah State and his son Isaiah currently works for the university as the orientation and family program coordinator.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers

Jane Irungu is the inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Utah State University. Todd Manuel was appointed vice president of inclusion, civil rights & Title IX at Louisiana State University and Rochelle D. Smith has been selected as Saint Louis University’s next vice president for diversity and innovative community engagement.

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Academia

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.

Paul Jones Named the Tenth President of Fort Valley State University

Dr. Jones has been serving as interim president of Darton State University in Albany, Georgia. Earlier in his career, Dr. Jones was chief budget officer and interim president at Georgia College and State University.

In Memoriam: Lazette Golden Hale-Wilson, 1920-2015

According to the Ph.D. Project, she was the first African American women to be licensed as a certified public accountant and also hold a Ph.D. in accounting. She was a professor emerita at Utah State University.

Black Entrepreneurs Still Face an Unlevel Playing Field in Seeking Capital

The lead author of the study stated that "a lot of research and business practice starts with the premise that individuals have equal choice and what we found, instead, are that there are systemic restrictions to choice for some people just because of their ethnicity."

Utah State Research Examines University Hiring Practices Regarding Black Coaches

Research by associate professors Christy Glass and Alison Cook found that colleges and universities were more willing to hire a Black coach when their teams had a losing record. And they found that when Black coaches were hired they had a shorter tenure as head coach.

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