Higher Education News and Jobs
Ruth Simmons Named Prairie View Interim President

Ruth Simmons Named Prairie View Interim President

by Associated Press | June 20, 2017
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Retired Brown University President Ruth Simmons, the first African-A [...] Read more
Tuskegee University Off Accreditation Warning List

Tuskegee University Off Accreditation Warning List

by Gia Savage | June 18, 2017
Tuskegee University—the private historically Black college in Alabama that was founded by Boo [...] Read more
Jerryl Briggs to Run Mississippi Valley State University for Now

Jerryl Briggs to Run Mississippi Valley State University for Now

by Associated Press |
JACKSON, Miss. — Chief Operating Officer Jerryl Briggs will become acting president of Missis [...] Read more
Cleveland State Names Bynum Director of Black Studies

Cleveland State Names Bynum Director of Black Studies

by Diverse Staff | June 14, 2017
Noted civil rights expert scholar Dr. Thomas Bynum has been named director of the Black Studies [...] Read more
Bias Suit Against Community College of Philadelphia Tossed

Bias Suit Against Community College of Philadelphia Tossed

by Eric Freedman | June 11, 2017
A federal judge has thrown out a race and gender discrimination suit against the Community Coll [...] Read more
In Maryland Desegregation Case, Black Colleges Seek Protected ‘Academic Niches’

In Maryland Desegregation Case, Black Colleges Seek Protected ‘Academic Niches’

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | June 8, 2017
Historically Black colleges in Maryland should have the right to offer unique, high-demand cour [...] Read more
Ambar Sees Her Achievements as Paths to Empowering Others

Ambar Sees Her Achievements as Paths to Empowering Others

by Ya-Marie Sesay | June 6, 2017
Dr. Carmen Ambar, named last week as the first African American president in Oberlin College’ [...] Read more
Classes Resume After Threats at Evergreen State College

Classes Resume After Threats at Evergreen State College

by Associated Press | June 5, 2017
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Classes are resuming at a small college in Washington state after protests o [...] Read more
Taylor Leaving Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Taylor Leaving Thurgood Marshall College Fund

by Diverse Staff | June 4, 2017
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., is stepping down after seven years as president and CEO of the Thurgood [...] Read more
Barbara Smith Conrad’s Voice Would Not Be Silenced

Barbara Smith Conrad’s Voice Would Not Be Silenced

by Reginald Stuart |
A series of unexpected events eventually earned Barbara Smith Conrad a place in history with Ma [...] Read more
First Female and First Black President to Lead St. Petersburg College

First Female and First Black President to Lead St. Petersburg College

by Associated Press |
PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 30-year employee of St. Petersburg College rode an overwhelming tide of [...] Read more
Tuskegee Turns Again to Morris as Interim President

Tuskegee Turns Again to Morris as Interim President

by Monica Levitan | June 1, 2017
The Tuskegee University Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Charlotte P. Morris to serve as the [...] Read more
Threat Closes Evergreen State College After Protests Over Race

Threat Closes Evergreen State College After Protests Over Race

by Associated Press |
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A small college in Washington state closed abruptly Thursday in response to [...] Read more
Pogue Retires from Cheyney University, Ready for Next Challenge

Pogue Retires from Cheyney University, Ready for Next Challenge

by Reginald Stuart | May 31, 2017
A successful veteran higher-education executive who has been characterized by peers as among a [...] Read more
Bynum Named Jackson State President Despite Opposition

Bynum Named Jackson State President Despite Opposition

by Jeff Amy, Associated Press |
JACKSON, Miss. — College Board trustees are naming William Bynum as the next president of Jac [...] Read more