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Walter McCollum Named Chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond, Indiana

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.

In Memoriam: Shirley Bradley LeFlore, 1940-2019

In addition to serving as poet laureate for the city of St. Louis, LeFlore was an educator. She was the first African American assistant dean of students at what is now Webster University in Missouri.

Spelman College Partners With Webster University to Provide Study Abroad Opportunities for Students

The program creates partnerships between Webster University and U.S. colleges and universities to provide students access to Webster's academic programs at international campuses on four continents. One of these four campuses is in Ghana.

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.

Adriel Hilton Appointed Dean of Students at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Hilton had been serving as director of the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Campus of Webster University. Earlier, Dr. Hilton served as chief of staff and executive assistant to the president at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Benjamin Akande to Lead the Africa Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Akande, a Nigerian-born American citizen. was president of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, from 2015 to 2017. Earlier, he had been serving as a professor of economics and dean of the School of Business and Technology at Webster University in St. Louis.

White Supremacist Fliers Were Posted on the Webster University Campus

Fliers promoting a White supremacist group were posted throughout the campus of Webster University in St. Louis. Blacks make up 16 percent of the undergraduate student body at the university.

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Newly appointed to dean posts are Simone Cummings at Webster University in St. Louis, and Yolanda Pierce at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The appointees are Marsha C. Senior at Syracuse University in New York, Raymond K. Robinson at Webster University in St. Louis, Lisa McBride at Salem State University in Massachusetts, Shira Thomas at Florida A&M University, and Sylvia Clark Anderson at North Carolina Central University.

Honors and Awards for Three African American Scholars

James Rosser is having a building named in his honor at California State University, Los Angeles. Playwright Ntozake Shange will receive the Langston Hughes Medal from the City College of New York, and Adriel Hilton of Webster University was honored by the South Carolina College Personnel Association.

New Administrative Posts for Five African Americans in Higher Education

Appointed to new administrative positions are Kathy Y. Time at Florida A&M University, Adriel A. Hilton at Webster University, Ulicia Lawrence-Oladeinde at Temple University, Edward Scott at Morgan State University and Jessie Brooks at Spelman College.

The Next President of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri

Benjamin Akande, a native of Nigeria, has been serving as a professor of economics and dean of the School of Business and Technology at Webster University in St. Louis. He will become the 21st president of Westminster College on July 1.

Six African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Those appointed to new positions are Nicole Roach at Webster University, Ronyelle Ricard at Southern University, Laurie Giles at Eastern Nazarene College, Marilyn Kershaw at the University of Cincinnati, Lason Hines at Prairie View A&M University, and Terrell L. Strayhorn at Ohio State University.

Webster University to Open a Campus in Ghana

Ghana has a large and growing demand for higher education. In 1999 there were only two private colleges and universities in the African nation. Now there are 43. The University of Ghana enrolls less than 40 percent of the students seeking admission.

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