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Professional Appointments

Professional Appointments

Dr. M. Christopher Brown II has been named executive director and chief research scientist of the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute of the United Negro College Fund. Brown earned a bachelor’s from South Carolina State University, a master’s from the University of Kentucky and a doctorate in higher education from Penn State University.

Vielka V. Holness is the new associate director and director for training for the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at Columbia University. Previously, she was director of the Center for Career Development at Pace University School of Law. Holness earned a bachelor’s from New York University and a juris doctorate from the University of Michigan School of Law.

Michael Hubbard has joined the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education as a group manager for its Science and Engineering Education organization. Among his responsibilities are activities involving HBCUs and other minority educational institutions. Hubbard earned a bachelor’s from Oakwood College in Huntsville, Ala., and a master’s from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Dr. Andrew Hugine Jr. has been named the ninth president of South Carolina State University. Hugine served as the interim executive vice president. He also served as professor of mathematics and in several other administrative positions. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from South Carolina State, and a doctorate in higher education from Michigan State University.

Dr. C. Kent McGuire has been named dean of the College of Education at Temple University. McGuire also served in the Clinton administration and as an assistant professor at the University of Colorado at Denver. He earned a bachelor’s from the University of Michigan, a master’s from Columbia University’s Teachers College and a doctorate from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Dr. Clancie Wilson has been appointed the first director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning, a collaborative effort between the Bristol/Warren Rhode Island school district and Roger Williams University. Wilson earned a bachelor’s from Tuskegee University, a master’s from Atlanta University, and a doctorate in developmental and educational psychology from Boston College.

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