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Professional Appointments


Roman Picked as Interim
Head at CCNY

Dr. Stanford A. Roman Jr.  has been named interim president of the City University of New York’s City College. Since 1990, he had served as dean of the CUNY Medical School and Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at CCNY, a post he will continue to hold. Roman earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Dartmouth College and a medical degree from Columbia University College of physicians and surgeons.


Franklin L. Ferguson Jr. has been appointed an associate professor of law at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. He had served as a member of the law school’s adjunct faculty since 1995 and is a member of the California State bar, opening his own firm in 1995. Ferguson earned a bachelor’s in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a juris doctorate degree from New York University.

Michael A. McLeese is the new director of intercollegiate athletics and head men’s basketball coach at the University of the District of Columbia. McLeese, a nationally recognized Olympics, college and  high school basketball coach, has more than 20 years of experience coaching basketball, most recently at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. McLeese earned a bachelor’s in physical education from Elizabeth City State University and a master’s in sociology from George Washington University.

Jennifer Peete  has been named the new marketing specialist at the University of North Texas. Previously, she was an account executive for The King Group, one of the nation’s top African American-owned marketing firms. Peete earned a bachelor’s in professional writing and a master’s in journalism from the University of North Texas.


Dr. Stephen Green,  director of The College Board’s Pacesetter Program, will also  become director of its Equity 2000 project. The project is one of two initiatives designed to help prepare high school students for college. Prior to joining the board, Green was assistant to the superintendent in the metropolitan school district of Lawrence Township in Indianapolis. Green earned both his bachelor’s and master’s in English from Ball State University and a doctorate in education administration and curriculum instruction from Indiana University .


Dr. Ronald Walters, has been named distinguished leadership scholar in the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership for the 1999-2000 academic year. Walters is a professor in the department of government and politics in the Univeristy of Maryland’s College of Behavioral and Social Science. Walters earned a bachelor’s from Fisk University. He holds a master’s in African Studies and doctorate in international studies, both from American University.  

Wayne Bumpers, Annette Gibson and Susan Summons are among 14 professors at Miami-Dade Community College to be named a 1999 recipient of the college’s highest honor: the Endowed Teaching Chair. Bumpers, an associate professor of music, holds a bachelor’s in music from the University of South Alabama and a master’s in music from Florida State University. Gibson, a professor of nursing, holds both bachelor’s and master’s in nursing from Barry University. She holds a second master’s in education from the University of South Carolina and has completed postgraduate work at Florida International University. Summons, an associate professor of physical education and head coach women’s basketball, holds a bachelor’s from New Hampshire College and a master’s from Florida International University. 

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