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LaJuana Chenier has been promoted to associate vice president for development at Xavier University in Louisiana. Previously, she was director of alumni relations and was named a Kresge Foundation Advancement Fellow. Chenier earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Xavier University.
Ron Matthews is the new director of alumni affairs at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. Prior to coming to JCSU, Matthews held various positions at IBM for more than 20 years. He earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Johnson C. Smith University. 
Dr. Zelia Wiley Holloway has been named assistant dean for diversity programs in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University.  Previously, she was the coordinator of minority programs at the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture. Holloway earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture education and economics from Prairie View A&M University and a doctorate from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Habib Mohamadian has been named dean for the College of Engineering at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.  Mohamadian received a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a master’s and doctorate in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University.
Dr. Rod D. Lipscomb has been named dean of student services at New York Institute of Technology. Prior to joining NYIT, he was the assistant to the president and director of central promotions for Florida State University. Lipscomb earned a bachelor’s in fisheries genetics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a master’s and doctorate from Florida State University.
Dr. Larry L. Rowley has been appointed assistant professor of higher education and Afro-American studies at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education and the Center for Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Rowley earned a bachelor’s in communications from Old Dominion University and a master’s in education and doctorate in higher education both from the University of Virginia.



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