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Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

The faculty members in new roles are Brandon A. Owens, Sr. at Wilberforce University in Ohio, LaDaryl Watkins at Mississippi State University-Meridian, Lynda Gardner at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Patrick Otim at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and Gentry Patrick at the University of California San Diego.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Six African Americans

Taking on new roles are Brandon A. Logan at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Melinda Spaulding Chevalier at Rice University in Houston, Jeremy Carter at Philander Smith University in Little Rock, Arkansas, Holly Rachel at Fisk University in Nashville, Marriel Hardy at Talladega College in Alabama, and Kenneth Elvis Jones at Wilberforce University in Ohio.

Vann R. Newkirk Selected as the Next President of Wilberforce University in Ohio

Dr. Newkirk has been serving as interim associate vice president at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville. Earlier, Dr. Newkirk was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fisk University in 2018 and became president in February 2021.

In Memoriam: Edward Daryl Irons, 1923-2022

Dr. Irons, the second Black person to earn a doctorate at Harvard Business School, was the founding dean of the business school at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He later served as dean of the business school at Clark Atlanta University from 1990 to 1995.

New STEM Scholarship Program for HBCUs Created by Penn National Gaming

Penn National Gaming, a company that operates more than 40 casinos, racetracks, and other hospitality venues, is dedicating more than $4 million over five years to at least three HBCUs in states where Penn National operates.

Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Appointed to new faculty posts are Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. at Texas Christian University, Tekla Ali Johnson at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, Virgil Goodwine at Wilberforce University in Ohio, Delali Kumavie at Syracuse University in New York, Patrese A. Robinson-Drummer at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and Sierra Williams at Claremont McKenna College in California.

Three African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

James McLeod was appointed chair of the department of music at Wilberforce University in Ohio. Phillis Isabella Sheppard was appointed the inaugural director of the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements at Vanderbilt University and Kirsten T. Edwards was appointed associate professor of educational policy studies at Florida International University.

Eight Black Administrators Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

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.

Two HBCUs in Ohio Team Up With the U.S. Small Business Administration

Wilberforce University and Central State University, historically Black educational institutions in Ohio, will partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration to increase opportunities for students in the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Two Neighboring HBCUs in Ohio Look to Find Ways to Share Services

Wilberforce University and Central State University in Ohio have announced that they are currently in discussion regarding a collaborative learning arrangement and shared services relationship. Both universities have faced budgetary issues in recent years. A cooperative arrangement could help the bottom lines of both HBCUs.

Two African American Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Shetina M. Jones has been appointed dean of students at Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio, and Juline E. Mills has been named dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at Westfield State University in Massachusetts.

Wilberforce University Students Tackle the Problem of Infant Mortality

Students at Wilberforce University established a website entitled Surviving Year One that features podcasts targeting young African Americans to promote awareness of the causes and ways to reduce the infant mortality rate in the Black community.

Beyoncé Establishes New Scholarship Program for Students at HBCUs

One student at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Xavier University in New Orleans, Wilberforce University in Ohio, and Bethune-Cookman University in Dayton Beach, Florida, will receive a $25,000 scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year.

New Administrative Positions for Five African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Dustin Fulton at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Cynthia W. Roseberry at Wilberforce University in Ohio, Lanze J. Thompson at Clark Atlanta University, Douglas R. Allen II at Kentucky State University, and Carlton Green at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Herman J. Felton Jr. to Be the Seventeenth President of Wiley College in Texas

Since 2016, Dr. Felton has been president of Wilberforce University in Ohio. Earlier, Dr. Felton served as senior vice president, chief operating officer, and vice president for institutional advancement at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Elfred Anthony Pinkard Appointed President of Wilberforce University

Dr. Pinkard has been serving as provost and executive vice president at Wilberforce. Before coming to Ohio, Dr. Pinkard was senior vice president, vice president for institutional advancement, and chief operating officer at Livingstone College in North Carolina.

Wilberforce University Signs a Partnership Agreement With Seattle Central College

Students who earn an associate's degree at Seattle Central College in Washington State will guaranteed admission to Wilberforce University, a historically Black college in Ohio. Transfer students will enter Wilberforce as juniors with all their credits accepted toward a bachelor's degree.

Wilberforce University Cuts Pay for Employees

Herman J. Felton Jr., president of Wilberforce University, the nation's oldest private historically Black college or university, stated "we decided to do some terminations and furloughs and all of us are taking a pay cut; mine more significant than the others."

Appointments of African Americans to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of news of African Americans who have been appointed to administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Wilberforce University Receives Good News From Its Accreditor

In June 2014, Wilberforce University was issued a "show-cause order" by its accrediting agency that required the HBCU to present its case as to why its accreditation should not be withdrawn. That order has now been lifted.

Wilberforce University Enters Partnership With Ohio State University for Research Training

The "Buckeye Connection at Wilberforce" will offer research training internship opportunities in higher education studies at Ohio State University for undergraduate students at historically Black Wilberforce University.

Algeania Warren Freeman Named President of Wilberforce University in Ohio

Dr. Freeman previously served as president of Martin University in Indianapolis and Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. She has a difficult job ahead as Wilberforce has until December to show why its accreditation should not be revoked.

Alumni Step Up to Help Wilberforce University

At a recent national alumni conference, $400,000 was donated to help the school financially and another $1.4 million was pledged. With overall debt of $23 million, a lot more work needs to be done to shore up the university's finances.

Wilberforce University Has a Lot of Work to Do to Satisfy Its Accrediting Body

Wilberforce University in Ohio has been issued a "show-cause order" that requires the institution to present its case as to why its accreditation should not be withdrawn. The university has until December 15 to respond to the accrediting agency.

Four-Person Transition Team to Lead Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University in Ohio has announced that a four-person transition team made up of members of the board of trustees will lead the institution when President Patricia Hardaway retires in December.

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.

Three African American Men Win Higher Education Honors

Ira T. Wiggins, C. Garnett Henning, and Geoffrey Canada are honored.

Wilberforce University Will Participate in Decontamination Efforts at Nuclear Site

The HBCU has signed an agreement with Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, the U.S. Department of Energy’s contractor for the decontamination and decommissioning of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

Three HBCUs Sign Collaboration Agreements With the Environmental Protection Agency

Students and faculty at Bowie State University, Howard University, and Wilberforce University will gain access to internships, mentoring, research projects, and employment opportunities.

Grants and Gifts

This week’s grants to HBCUs or for programs relating to African Americans.

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