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Leadership Appointments

North Dakota State College of Science
Vice President for Instruction
Dr. Lisa Karch
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North Dakota State College of Science has announced the appointment of Dr. Lisa Karch as the new Vice President for Instruction. Dr. Karch currently serves as Interim Dean of Graduate and Extended Learning at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She earned her B.A. in Secondary Health Education from Concordia College and her M.Ed. in Counseling and Ph.D. in Human Development and Education from North Dakota State University. She will assume the VPI position at NDSCS on October 4, 2021. Read more here. 
Sep 7, 2021
Franklin College
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kevin Honigford
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Franklin College has appointed Kevin Honigford as the new Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  As noted in the campus announcement, "Mr. Honigford was most recently the Chief Financial Officer at the Ivy Tech Foundation, where he served since 2008 leading the foundation’s financial, investment and real estate acquisition functions.  He helped steward the foundation through a period of significant growth and was named the 2015 CFO of the Year by the Indiana Business Journal."

Sep 2, 2021
Kennesaw State University
Lead Researcher of the Radow Institute for Social Equity (RISE)
Dr. Roslyn Satchel
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Kennesaw State University has appointed Dr. Roslyn Satchel as the inaugural Lead Researcher of the newly formed Radow Institute for Social Equity (RISE) effective January 1, 2022. Dr. Satchel is currently the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Communication at Pepperdine University. Dr. Satchel holds a J.D. from Emory Law School as well as a Ph.D. from LSU. A nationally renowned scholar and a Berkman Klein Center Fellow at Harvard Law School, Dr. Satchel's research focuses on social movements, gendered violence and racialized gender issues in media, religion and law. Dr. Satchel earned her Juris Doctor and Master of Divinity degrees from Emory University, a Ph.D. in Media and Public Affairs from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Howard University. Read more here.

Aug 30, 2021
University of Alaska Anchorage
Dean of the College of Engineering
Dr. Kenrick Mock
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The University of Alaska Anchorage has named Dr. Kenrick Mock as Dean of the College of Engineering. Dr. Mock served as the college's interim dean starting in fall 2018 and as a computer science faculty member since 2000.  Read more here.

Aug 27, 2021
Norfolk State University
Dean of the School of Education
Dr. Denelle Wallace-Alexander
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Norfolk State University has announced that Dr. Denelle Wallace-Alexander has been appointed as Dean of the School of Education. For more than a decade, Dr. Wallace-Alexander has been an engaged scholar and researcher while teaching and advising graduate students in the Professional School Counseling and Principal Preparation Programs. These experiences have served her well as a faculty member in the Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership at NSU. Since July 2018, Dr. Wallace-Alexander has been serving as Associate Dean and CAEP Coordinator in the School of Education. Dr. Wallace-Alexander received a Ph.D. in Urban Services with a concentration in Academic Leadership from Old Dominion University, an M.Ed. in School Counseling from Georgia State University, and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University. Read more here.

Aug 26, 2021
Norfolk State University
Dean of Lyman Beecher Brooks Library
Mr. Don Essex
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Norfolk State University has announced the appointment of Mr. Don Essex as Dean of Lyman Beecher Brooks Library.  Before NSU, Mr. Essex was an associate professor and director of the Theofield G. Weis Library at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland. He accomplished much in his seven year stint at WAU including acquiring a new integrated library system that effectively engaged researchers, developing a bibliographic instruction program that measurably increased information literacy on campus, and increasing the quality and quantity of physical and digital information resources at the library. Prior to Washington Adventist University, Mr. Essex served as the Legislative Information Specialist for the Washington Office of the American Library Association for thirteen years. He earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in American History and Culture from Pacific Union College in Angwin, California, an M.L.S. in Library Science from the University of Maryland at College Park, and studied legislative affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  Read more here.
Aug 26, 2021
Texas Southern University
President
Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young
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The Texas Southern University has appointed Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young as TSU’s 13th president. Dr. Crumpton-Young assumed her role on July 1, 2021. Dr. Crumpton-Young has a distinguished career in higher education, including her most recent post as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Crumpton-Young earned a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and a doctorate degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee State University. She holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in engineering. Read more here.

Aug 20, 2021
Morris Brown College
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Anthony B. Johnson
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Morris Brown College has appointed Dr. Anthony B. Johnson as its new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Anthony Johnson brings to Morris Brown College extensive administrative experience having served at a broad range of higher education institutions including HBCU’s. He most recently served as the Interim Vice President for Academic Affair and Chief Academic Officer at Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi; a master’s degree in Elementary Education and a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Special Education, Research & Statistics from Jackson State University. Read more here.

Aug 17, 2021
University at Buffalo Foundation
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Anastacia “Stacy” Knapper, J.D.
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The University at Buffalo Foundation Board has announced the appointment of Anastacia “Stacy” Knapper as Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Knapper will oversee $1.2 billion in current assets and provide strategic leadership and direction. A senior executive with extensive legal and cross-industry experience, Ms. Knapper currently serves as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Indiana University Foundation. Prior to joining the IU Foundation, Ms. Knapper served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Vera Bradley, Inc. Ms. Knapper received her JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School and her BS in English Literature and Film Studies from the University of Kent, Canterbury England. Read more here.

Aug 16, 2021