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Professional Appointments

Professional Appointments

Dr. Calvin W. Lowe has been selected to become the ninth president of Bowie State University in Maryland beginning in May. Lowe is currently vice president of research and dean of the graduate college at Hampton University in Virginia. He has extensive experience in higher education, having taught in Alabama and Kentucky. Lowe earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from North Carolina A&T State University and a master’s and doctorate in physics, both from the Mass-achusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Richard Allen Farmer has been named dean of the chapel and assistant professor at Taylor University in Indiana. Farmer previously has served as dean of Gordon College’s chapel and as a preacher in more than 15 countries and numerous congregations throughout the United States. Farmer holds a bachelor’s in music from Nyack College, a master’s of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a doctorate in divinity from Gordon College.

Dr. James Terry Roberson Jr., former dean of doctoral studies and an associate professor at United Theological Seminary in Ohio, has been named dean of the divinity school at Shaw University in North Carolina. Roberson holds a bachelor’s in mathematics from Millsaps College, master’s degrees in both divinity and mathematics from New York Theological Seminary and New York University respectively, and a doctorate in educational administration from Fordham University.

Dr. Courtland C. Lee, a professor of counseling education at the University of Virginia, has been named dean of the school of education at Hunter College in New York. Lee holds bachelor’s degrees in history and secondary education from Hofstra University, a master’s in guidance and counseling from Hunter College and a doctorate in counseling from Michigan State University.

Garrick A. Farria has been named an admissions counselor at the University of New Orleans. Farria holds a bachelor’s in African American studies from Temple University and a master’s in African American studies from Ohio State University.

Dr. Patrick Liverpool has been named dean of the school of management at Delaware State University. Previously, he was an associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T University. Liverpool holds a bachelor’s in economics and business administration, a master’s in business administration from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and a doctorate in business administration from Kent State University.

Dr. Rae Alexander-Minter, director of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center at Rutgers University in New Jersey, has been appointed vice president for external affairs at Audrey Cohen College in New York. She holds a bachelor’s in journalism and political theory from Boston University, a master’s in early childhood education and child development from Bank Street College of Education and a doctorate in education and anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ernest P. Boger, director of the hospitality management program at Bethune-Cookman College in Florida, has been selected as one of the most influential African Americans in the meeting and tourism industry by Black Meetings and Tourism magazine. Boger holds a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of South Florida and a master’s in business administration from the University of North Texas.


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