Professional Appointments

Professional Appointments

Dr. Joy Gates Black has been appointed dean of student affairs at San Antonio College in Texas, effective Aug. 18. Currently, she is dean of equity and diversity at Los Angeles City College. Black earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at Cambridge College, and a doctorate from Pepperdine University.
Dr. Wanda Colston has been named executive vice president at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Previously, she was associate vice president for academic affairs at Norfolk State University. Colston earned a bachelor’s from Shaw University, a master’s from the University of the District of Columbia and a doctorate from Howard University.
Dr. Maureen N. Eke has been named associate vice president for diversity at Central Michigan University. Most recently, she served as a professor in the English department. Eke earned a bachelor’s degree from Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria, and master’s and doctoral degrees in comparative literature from Indiana  University.
Gregory L. Jackson has been named artistic director of cultural affairs at Miami-Dade Community College. Previously, he served as education director and performing arts coordinator for cultural affairs. Jackson maintains a professional career as a soloist and teacher. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University and a master’s from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Dr. Kenneth G. Ruff has been named director of bands at North Carolina A&T State University. Previously, he was an assistant principal in North Carolina and served part time as assistant director of bands at A&T. Ruff earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s from A&T, and a second master’s and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Dr. Robert L. Turner Jr. has been named vice president for development at Virginia State University. Turner previously served as associate vice president for human resources and compliance. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and a juris doctorate from Duquesne University.



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