LaMont Jones - Higher Education
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LaMont Jones
LaMont Jones, Jr. is a senior staff writer at Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. He is an award-winning veteran journalist across multiple genres and has reported on African-diaspora issues from Cuba and France. He has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Government from Western Kentucky University, a master's in Theology from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a doctor of education in Pastoral Community Counseling from Argosy University. He is an independent book publisher and has authored two books. You can follow him on Twitter @DrLaMontJones.


Woman Named First Black Chief Editor of Texas Law Journal

by | July 4, 2019
Kenesha Starling is the first African-American to be named editor-in-chief of the South Texas L [...] Read more

Experts: More Strategy, Less Flailing Can Close Faculty Diversity Gaps

by | July 2, 2019
Cue the trombone for the “womp, womp, woooomp” findings of another study that indicates con [...] Read more

Doctor Gives $8.8M to University of Arizona’s Tucson Medical College

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The estate of Dr. Ronald K. Baker, an alumnus of the University of Arizona, has given $8.8 mill [...] Read more

Claflin Latest HBCU to Use Tech Provider to Aid Online Students

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Claflin University is the 11th and most recent historically Black college or university to part [...] Read more

Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier: A Heart for Savannah State’s Students

by | June 30, 2019
Growth and graduation are two main themes that characterized Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier’s ei [...] Read more

Sitting on Ready: Colleges Brace for Deportation Uptick

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Undocumented students at U.S. colleges and universities have faced growing uncertainty in recen [...] Read more

Report: U.S. Degree-Attainment Disparities Persist

by | June 27, 2019
College-degree attainment rates have improved over the past decade in the United States, with t [...] Read more

Moving Fast, Bennett College Taps New President

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Bennett College trustees, less than a week after announcing the sudden departure of president D [...] Read more

Dr. Henry N. Tisdale: Transforming Claflin Over 25 Years

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As Dr. Henry N. Tisdale ends a quarter-century at the helm of Claflin University, he finishes t [...] Read more

VSU Student Wins Scholarship to Intern with Actor Terrence J

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Virginia State University junior Jaelan Hodges has won a $15,000 summer internship scholarship [...] Read more

Labor Department Awards $183M in Apprenticeship Grants

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Miami Dade College has been awarded a U.S. Department of Labor Scaling Apprenticeship Through S [...] Read more

Georgetown Study Maps Manufacturing Workforce Changes

by | June 26, 2019
Manufacturing in the United States has declined from its heyday decades ago, but it remains a m [...] Read more

Survey: Most Employees Have Regrets About Their College Degree

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Although a college education is still considered a pathway to higher lifetime earnings and gain [...] Read more

Study Shocker: Students Illiterate About College Financial Aid

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College-bound high school students, no matter their economic background, consider the price of [...] Read more

UNCF Study: HBCUs ‘Punch Above Their Weight’

by | June 25, 2019
A steady increase since 2017 in federal funding for historically Black colleges and universitie [...] Read more