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After a Black student went on a hunger strike and the University of Missouri football team refused to practice or play to protest a lack of inaction on several racial incidents, the system president and the Columbia campus chancellor resigned.
William H. McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas System is instituting a new rule for all administrative searches for deans and higher posts in the 14-campus system. At least one minority applicant must be included in the final pool of candidates for all high-level administrative positions.
Warner University invites nominations and applications for the position of president. Warner’s mission is to graduate individuals who exemplify academic excellence and Christian character, who are prepared to lead and committed to serve. Most importantly, Warner University is committed to a Biblical worldview approach to higher education. Founded in 1968 by the Church of God (Anderson, IN), Warner has had only two presidents to date. This search for their third president is an important moment of leadership transition. The Search Committee is looking for someone with successful leadership experience who is committed to Christian higher education, loves learning and would thrive in an academic environment. This leader must embrace ethnic and socio-economic diversity as those two factors are very prominent and intentionally present in the student body of almost 1200. Athletics is also very important to the campus with a high percentage of students involved in one or more of the 21 sports offered.
Located an equidistance from Tampa and Orlando in Lake Wales, FL, Warner University serves the entire Central Florida region. Even though it is only a short drive to these urban centers, the Warner campus is situated in a rural area, surrounded by an agricultural economy with small town, family-oriented values. The university is purposefully a student-centered teaching institution, where students, staff and faculty are welcomed as part of the Warner family.
Warner offers over 30 liberal arts and professional majors with new degree programs being implemented in Sports Communication, Exercise & Sports Leadership, Agricultural Studies and Interdisciplinary Ministry. The University also offers four graduate programs. A 49,000 sq. ft. academic building opened in Fall 2014, and a new 38,000 sq. ft. Agriculture Complex is already on the drawing board. Warner is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
The next president of Warner University will honor the heritage of the founding church and raise significant funds by expanding the donor base and increasing the dollars available for scholarships and campus development.
The authors found a reluctance by administrators who are charged with diversity missions at universities prohibited from using race in admissions decisions to deal specifically with race in their efforts to create a more welcoming campus.
The Ivy League university will earmark $25 million over a five-year period for faculty recruitment, faculty appointments, and emerging faculty development. Participating schools at Yale will add an additional $25 million in matching funds.
After 1998, death rates among middle-aged White non-Hispanic Americans began to rise at a steady clip of half a percent per year. For non-Hispanic, middle-aged African-Americans, mortality rates declined 2.6 percent per year.
Angela Felecia Epps is a professor of law at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She joined the faculty at the law school in 1999 and has served as associate dean for academic affairs.
The Southern University System invites applications for the position of Chancellor at Southern University at Shreveport. The Chancellor of Southern University at Shreveport, SUSLA, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Shreveport Campus of the Southern University System. He/she reports to the President of the Southern University System and through him/her to the Southern University Board of Supervisors, as required. The Chancellor is responsible for all activities of the Shreveport Campus, including, but not limited to, academic, financial, student and administrative affairs and the other support activities.
Founded in 1964, SUSLA is a two-year junior college serving Shreveport and surrounding areas in Louisiana. It is one of five campuses comprising the Historically Black Southern University and A&M College System. SUSLA has approximately 3,180 undergraduate students, 413 full and part-time employees including 175 faculty members. The University offers 33 undergraduate degrees, and confers some 350 degrees annually. SUSLA’s annual operating budget is approximately $12 million. The physical plant, located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive is more than 100 acres with 11 buildings. SUSLA has two additional locations to provide educational opportunities and accessibility: the Downtown Metro Center providing state-of-the-art allied health programs, and the Aerospace Technology Center at the Shreveport Downtown Airport that houses the FAA-approved Aerospace Technology and Maintenance programs.
Please visit our website at www.sus.edu/suslachancellor for the position description, qualifications, requirements and other information regarding the position and search.
Willie White, Chairman
Dottie Bell and S. Albert Gilliam, Vice Co-Chairs Southern University at Shreveport Chancellor Search Committee
Southern University System
Southern Branch Post Office
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813
The SUSLA Chancellor Search is subject to Louisiana’s Public Records and Sunshine (Open Meetings) Laws. As such, application materials, correspondence, and other documents received by the SUSLA Chancellor Search Committee for formal applicants are required to be made available upon request under these laws.
Southern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
In October 2014, there were 1,802,000 Black women enrolled in all levels of higher education in the United States, compared to 1,132,000 Black men. Thus, women made up 61.4 percent of all African American enrollments.
The National Society of Black Engineers has announced a new initiative with the goal to increase the number of African Americans who receive bachelor’s degrees in engineering to 10,000 annually by 2025. The most recent annual figure is 3,620.
Dr. Griffith is a senior fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the former president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia. He is being honored by the William J. Perry Center for Hemisphere Defense Studies in Washington.
Parren J. Mitchell, who was the first African American elected to the U.S. Congress from the State of Maryland, successfully sued the University of Maryland in 1950 to gain admission to the graduate program in sociology.
A White woman, who is a former instructor at Harris-Stowe State University, a historically Black educational institution in St. Louis, was awarded $4,850,000 from a jury in a circuit court racial discrimination case.
The course, “From Freedom Rides to Ferguson: Narratives of Nonviolence in the American Civil Rights Movement,” will be taught by Bernard LaFayette Jr., a distinguished scholar in residence at Emory University.
Florida A&M University has rece
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