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New University Administrative Posts for Four African Americans

Taking on new administrative duties are Shannon Frank Reeves, Sr. at Alabama A&M University, Ayanna McConnell of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, Deborah Alston at Virginia Union University, and Leon Lewis, Jr. at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Harriette Scott Named Dean of University College at Virginia Union University

Dr. Scott has been serving as a senior lecturer in the higher education leadership program at Boston University. Earlier, she held dean positions at Massasoit Community College in Brockton, Massachusetts, and Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma.

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.

Nine HBCUs Become Limited Partners in a $10 Million Venture Capital Fund

The Historic Fund is a unique philanthropic initiative that invites selected HBCUs to be limited partners without investing their own assets. The goal of the initiative is not only to bolster the endowments of HBCUs, but also to foster connectivity between these institutions and the broader venture capital community.

Three Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Universities

Dwight A. McBride was appointed the inaugural Gerald Early Distinguished Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Fanta Waterman has been appointed a clinical assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois Chicago and Ahkinyala Abdullah, an associate professor of environmental science and ecology, was named director of the Union National Research Institute at Virginia Union University.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Higher Education Administrative Posts

Eugene Diggs II is the new director of bands at Lincoln University in Missouri and Wendy Wallace was appointed director of civic engagement at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Wendy Wallace was appointed director of civic engagement at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and Margaret Dismond Martin is the new chief of staff for the president of Virginia Union University.

In Memoriam: Randall Robinson, 1941-2023

Randall Robinson was a lawyer, civil rights activist, and educator. He was one of America's leading voices in opposition to South African apartheid. He taught at Pennsylvania State University from 2008 to 2016.

Sylvia M. Jenkins to Retire From Presidency of Moraine Valley Community College in Illinois

Dr. Jenkins started out her career as a librarian at Virginia Union University in Richmond. She joined the library staff at Moraine Valley in 1986 and in 1995 was named department chair of the library. She subsequently served in several administrative positions before becoming president of the college in 2012.

Three Black Women Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Alexis Travis is an assistant provost and executive director of the Health and Wellbeing Division at Michigan State University. Toni Monette is the new coordinator for volunteer and civic engagement programs at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Lori White was named director of purchasing for business affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond.

Charletta H. Barringer-Brown Is the New Dean of the School of Education at Virginia Union University

Dr. Barringer-Brown had been serving as a tenured professor in the department of political science and public administration and as the faculty director of general education at Virginia State University. Earlier in her career, Dr. Barringer-Brown served as an assistant dean, department chair, and director of research at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina from 2004-2018.

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new Black administrators are Brandon Harris at the University of Southern California, Lillian Wanjagi at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Chanel Derricott at Virginia Union University, Tiffani Dawn Sykes at Florida A&M University, Anita B. Walton at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, Kareem D. Kenney at Talladega College in Alabama, and Nicole McDonald at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina

Corey Walker to Serve as Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity

Dr. Walker will continue to serve as a professor of the humanities and director of university’s African American studies program. Before joining the faculty at Wake Forest University in 2020, Dr. Walker was dean of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond.

New Administrative Duties for Six African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties at colleges and universities are Rolundus Rice at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Marquisha Frost at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Tiffany Murphy at Dillard University in New Orleans, Joe Brooks at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Joy L. Jefferson at Hampton University in Virginia, and John Gardner at Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Four Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The four Black scholars n new faculty roles are Richard Price at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Pernella Rowena Deams at Talladega College in Alabama, Cynthia E. Rogers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Omolade Adunbi at the Univerity of Michigan.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Seven 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. If you have news for this section, please send an email to info@jbhe.com.

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Taking on new duties are Curtis Burton at Lincoln University in Missouri, Tracy Worthy at Winston-Salem State University, J. Rex Tolliver at the University of South Carolina, Joy Hill at Virginia Union Unversity, Constance Cannon Frazier at Dillard University in New Orleans, Hampton Cantrell at Caltech, and A. Roxanne Gregg at the University of Nortre Dame.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Kerry L. Haynie at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Henrietta Williams Pichon at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Kenneth E. Carter at Emory University in Georgia, Ahkinyala Cobb-Abdullah is at Virginia Union University in Richmond and Vicki Williams at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

New Administratve Duties in Higher Education for 10 Black 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. If you have news for this section, please send an email to info@jbhe.com.

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 University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

Taking on new administrative duties are Richantae Johnson at Kent State University in Ohio, Will Guzmán at North Carolina A&T State University, Gabrielle Young at Maryville University in St. Louis, Joseph Green at Virginia Union University, Jeannie Brown at the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, and James M. DuBose Jr. at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Taking on new duties are Valerie Giddings at North Carolina A&T State University, Collin Stultz of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Robin R. Davis at Virginia Union University in Richmond, and Giselle Armond Abron at the University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine.

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.

In Memoriam: Delores Ann Richburg Greene, 1935-2022

A long-time educator in several public school systems in Virginia, Dr. Green concluded her career serving as dean at both Virginia Union University and Virginia State 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.

Six African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Those appointed to administrative posts are Lydia G. Sermons at Spelman College in Atlanta, Roderick Johnson at Virginia Union University, Katrina Poe at Mississippi State University, Austin Jamar Banks at the University of Colorado, Elizabeth Horton at South Carolina State University, and Latonia Garrett at Wayne State University in Detroit.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

Taking on new duties are Myeshia Armstrong at California State University, East Bay, Tracy Clemons at Texas Southern University, Ana Hunt at the University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College, Lance Franklin at Washington University in St. Louis, Deborah Manning at Bergen Community College in New Jersey, and Charles Prince at Virginia Union University.

Survey Shows How Students at HBCUs Were Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

The report from the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University in Philadelphia in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Historically Black Colleges and Universities at Virginia Union University, found that during the pandemic two-thirds of all HBCU students experienced basic needs insecurity.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Four African American Administrators

Taking on new administrative roles are Kevin Hoult at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Dawn M. Nail at North Carolina A&T State University, Steven Byrd at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Victoria Nichols at Virginia Union University.

Virginia Union University to Debut Two New Schools and a Workforce Development Program

“There is an increase in the desire for affordability and greater interest in two-year programs and skills training,” said Hakim J. Lucas, president of Virginia Union University.

Three Black Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions at HBCUs

Afua Arhin is the new dean of the College of Health, Science, and Technology at Fayetteville State University. Michelle McQueen-Williams was appointed interim dean of the School of Education at Virginia Union University and Julia Wilson was named interim dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University in Virginia.

In Memoriam: Twitty Junius Styles, 1927-2021

Dr. Styles taught at Union College from 1965 to 1997. In 1971, he was the first African-American faculty member to earn tenure. An immunologist by training, he specialized in infectious diseases, particularly parasitology and immunity to parasitic infections.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five African Americans Deans

The new African American deans are Edward Thomas Jr. at Auburn University in Alabama, Katherine Whitaker at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, John Guns at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Allyssa L. Harris at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, and Takeem L. Dean at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey.

Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Postitions

Taking on new faculty assignments are Mignon Jacobs at Virginia Union University, David Briscoe at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Ayoka Chenzira at Spelman College in Atlanta, Alena Allen at the University of Arkansas, and Nicole R. Fleetwood at New York University.

Virginia Union University Creates the Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music

Hezekiah Walker is a famed gospel music artist and pastor of the Love Fellowship Tabernacle. He is currently a second-year student of the Virginia Union University’s Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology. The new center will help budding gospel artists learn the cultural and business aspects of gospel music and the industry.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans in Higher Education

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.

A New Women’s Business Center Established on the Campus of Virginia Union University

The center will serve as a resource to provide business counseling, training, technical assistance and networking for entrepreneurs in the Richmond market. The program is made possible by a grant-funded through the Small Business Administration.

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