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Washington State University Partners With Six Universities in Nigeria

Washington State University recently signed memorandums of understanding with six African universities, committing the institutions to three principal goals: Broaden education access; enhance food security; and promote health equity by addressing health detriments and vulnerability to disease.

In Memoriam: John Brooks Slaughter, 1934-2023

John B. Slaughter was the former chancellor of the University of Maryland and former president of Occidental College in Los Angeles. He also served as the director of the National Science Foundation.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Universities

Shay Malone was named assistant vice president of diversity and inclusion at Northwest Missouri State University. Henry Evans is the inaugural associate dean for equity and outreach for the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University and Keisha Jimmerson has been promoted to dean of students and diversity officer at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Dennis Rome Chosen to Lead Indiana University East in Richmond

Dr. Rome currently serves as assistant to the president for community engagement and strategic partnerships at Northeastern Illinois University. Earlier, served as dean of the College of Letters and Sciences at Columbus State University in Georgia and as associate provost and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

New Positions for Five Black Administrators in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Peter Gitau at the Spokane campus of Washington State University, Donald Miles at the University of South Carolina, Pat Kendrick at Xavier University in New Orleans, Joseph O. Montgomery at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and Brittney Johnson at Florida A&M University.

Lori Hunt Appointed Provost at the Community Colleges of Spokane in Washington State

Dr. Hunt has worked at the Community Colleges of Spokane for nearly a decade, serving in a variety of roles both at the community college district and at Spokane Community College where she served as the dean of student success.

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.

Lisa Anderson-Levy Appointed Provost at Highly Rated Macalester College in Minnesota

Dr. Anderson-Levy joins Macalester from Beloit College in Wisconsin, where she spent the past 13 years as a professor of anthropology. At Beloit, Professor Anderson-Levy served as associate dean of academic affairs and as chair of the department of anthropology.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Taking on new faculty assignments are Antron Mahoney at Ohio Wesleyan University, Darryl Singleton at Washington State University, Sharrelle Barber at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and Bimpe Z. Adenusi at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Study Finds a Large Racial Trust Gap on College Campuses Across the United States

A new study by Kevin Fosnacth, an associate research scientist at Indiana University, and Shannon M. Calderone an assistant professor of educational leadership at Washington State University, finds that Black college students put far less trust in university officials than their White peers.

Bennie Harris Will Be the Next Chancellor of the University of South Carolina Upstate

Dr. Harris currently serves as senior vice president for institutional advancement at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, a position he has held since 2014. Prior to that, he was vice president for development and alumni relations at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

In Memoriam: James E. Conyers Sr., 1932-2021

In 1962, James E. Conyers Sr. became the first African American faculty member at what is now Indiana State University. He taught sociology at the university for 28 years.

Cynthia Dillard Wins Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Foundations of Education

Each year, the award is presented by the American Educational Studies Association to an individual "who has published significantly influential works, excels in mentorship, provides leadership and growth to the academic field and has a reputation in educational foundations."

University of Georgia Scholar Honored by the American Educational Studies Association

Cynthia B. Dillard is the Mary Frances Early Professor of Teacher Education in the department of educational theory and practice of the College of Education at the University of Georgia. Dr. Dillard was honored at the association's annual conference in Baltimore earlier this month.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 13 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.

Northeastern Illinois University Appoints a New Chief Academic Officer

Currently, Dr. Dennis Rome serves as a professor and dean of the College of Letters and Sciences at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Prior to that, he held various positions at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Researchers Create Tool to Measure Cultural Competency Among Health Care Providers

Researchers from the College of Nursing at Washington State University are developing a tool to measure cultural competency among health care providers. The project is unique in that it tackles the issue from the patient's point of view.

Aaron Oforlea Wins Award from the College Language Association for His Debut Book

Aaron N. Oforlea, an associate professor in the English department at Washington State University, has won the Creative Scholarship Award from the College Language Association. The international honor recognizes excellence in literary criticism.

Washington State University to Form the School of Languages, Cultures and Race

Washington State University has announced plans to combine the departments of foreign languages and cultures, the department of critical cultures, gender and race studies and the interdisciplinary programs in humanities and social sciences to form the new School of Languages, Culture and Race.

Three Black Scholars Selected for Dean Positions at Major Universities

Recently appointed to positions as deans are Jonathan Grady at the University of California, Merced, André-Denis Wright at Washington State University, and Riché Barnes at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

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.

Black Scholar to Lead the Women in Engineering ProActive Network

Amy Freeman is the assistant dean of engineering outreach and inclusion at Pennsylvania State University. She recently began a one-year term as president of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network.

Michael Tidwell to Be the Next President of the University of Texas at Tyler

Michael V. Tidwell has been named the sole finalist to become president of the University of Texas at Tyler. Under state law, the board must wait 21 days after the announcement to make the appointment official. Tidwell is dean of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University.

In Memoriam: S. Rudolph Martin Jr., 1935-2016

In 1970, Martin was one of 18 founding faculty members at Evergreen State College. During a 27-year career at Evergreen State, Dr. Martin served as academic dean and taught classes in the humanities and the arts. He retired in 1997.

Washington State University Honors Its Late President

Washington State University in Pullman has announced that it will name its new cultural center after its late president, Elson S. Floyd. Dr. Floyd, who became president of the university in 2007, died in June 2015 from colon cancer.

In Memoriam: Terry Kershaw, 1952-2015

Dr. Kershaw was a professor of Africana studies at the University of Cincinnati. Before joining the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 2009, Professor Kershaw led the Africana studies program and was the director of the Center for Race and Social Policy at Virginia Tech.

Honors and Awards for African Americans in Higher Education

The honorees are Twyla J. Cummings of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Tiana Clark of Vanderbilt University, Elson S. Floyd, the late president of Washington State University, and Brenda Y. Cartwright of Winston-Salem State University.

Bernard Oliver Is the New Dean of Education at United Arab Emirates University

Dr. Oliver has been serving as a professor of educational leadership and policy at the University of Florida. Earlier in this career, he held the Ewing Kauffman Chair at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

In Memoriam: Elson S. Floyd (1956-2015)

Elson S. Floyd, president of Washington State University since 2007, has died from complications of colon cancer. Earlier this month he had taken a medical leave of absence. Dr. Floyd became the 10th president of Washington State University in May 2007.

In Memoriam: Charles Ullman Smith, 1926-2015

C.U. Smith was a civil rights leader and a long-time faculty member at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. During his nearly half century at Florida A&M, Dr. Smith served as chair of the department of sociology and dean of graduate studies.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Elson Floyd to Remain as President of Washington State University Through 2021

President Floyd's contract was not due to expire until 2016 but the board decided to add five years to the term of the agreement due to Dr. Floyd's "exemplary service." He has served as president since May 2007.

Cheryl Henderson Is Among the Finalists for Key Fundraising Post at New Mexico State University

Currently, Cheryl Harrelson is the associate vice president for annual and special gifts, stewardship, and special events for the Washington State University Foundation.

Two African Americans in New Roles at Washington State University

Paul Pitre was named the first academic dean at the the North Puget Sound campus and Lynne Varner was named associate vice president for public affairs.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts

The five taking on new responsibilities are Brenda Malone at the University of North Carolina, Lorraine Flemming at Howard University, Clevell Roseboro at Lincoln University, Ralph Johnson at Xavier University, and Turea Eriwon of Washington State University.

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