Tag: Walden University
Morakinyo A.O. Kuti has been named president of historically Black Central State University in Ohio. Dr. Kuti has held numerous leadership roles in his tenure with the university, most recently serving as vice president of research and economic development.
Taking on neww administrative duties are Brian L. Ragsdale at Walden University, Ava L. Ayers at South Carolina State University, Takama Statton-Brooks at the University of Arkansas, Andrew Coston at the College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Jamese Sims at Mississippi State University, and Rochelle A. Conley at Alabama A&M University.
Dr. McCollum recently served as vice president/senior associate vice provost for Miami Dade College Online. Earlier, Dr. McCollum served as dean of student affairs at Walden University.
Shannon Mathews will be the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of La Verne in California. Rochelle Gilbert was appointed dean of student affairs at Walden University and Bruce A. Johnson is the new dean of mathematics and sciences at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.
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.
During the five-year period from 2013 through 2017, 11,389 Black or African American students earned doctoral degrees at colleges and universities in the United States. Walden University awarded 969 of these, by far the most of any educational institution.
During the five year period from 2012 through 2016, 11,034 Black or African American students earned doctoral degrees at colleges and universities in the United States. Walden University awarded 839 of these, by far the most of any educational institution.
Appointed to new positions are Kathi Dantley Warren at Rice University in Houston, Andre Phillips at the University of Wisconsin, Cheryl Lynn Horsey at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Walter McCollum at Walden University, and Rene Davis at Brown University in Rhode Island.
African Americans were awarded 682 doctoral degrees from Walden University between 2011 and 2015. This is almost double the number of doctoral degrees awarded by Howard University, which ranks in second place in doctoral degree awards to blacks from 2011 to 2015.
Dr. Solomon played a major role in the development of the social work program at Walden University. Earlier in her career, she was professor, vice provost, and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.