Professional Appointments

Dr. David G. Carter has been named chancellor of the Connecticut State University System. He had served as president of Eastern Connecticut State University since 1988. Carter earned a bachelor’s from Central State University, a master’s from Miami University (Ohio) and a doctorate from The Ohio State University.

Dwight Datcher has been named director of intercollegiate athletics at Howard University. Most recently he served as associate director of athletics at Georgetown University. Datcher earned a bachelor’s  from Roger Williams University.

Dr. Zebulun R. Davenport has been appointed associate vice president of student life at James Madison University. Most recently he was the associate vice president of multicultural awareness and student health at JMU. Davenport earned a bachelor’s and a master’s from JMU and a doctorate from Nova Southeastern.

Dr. Catharine B. “Cappy” Hill has been named president of Vassar College effective July 1. She is currently provost and the John J. Gibson Professor of Economics at Williams College. Hill received a bachelor’s and master’s from Brasenose College at Oxford University and a doctorate from Yale University.

Dr. Jean Jonassaint has been named associate professor of French at Syracuse University. Prior to his new position, he was an assistant professor of French and Francophone literature at Duke University. Jonassaint earned a bachelor’s and master’s from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a doctorate from the Université de Montréal.

Dr. Judith Little has been appointed vice president of institutional development at Paine College. Most recently she was director of foundations for the National Urban League. Little earned a bachelor’s from Santa Clara University, a master’s from Stanford University and a doctorate from Cornell University.

Hugh B. Price has joined the Brookings Institution, a private nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and innovative policy solutions, as a senior fellow. He is the former president and CEO of the National Urban League. Price earned a bachelor’s from Amherst College and a law degree from Yale University.  

Dr. Scott P. Simkins has been appointed director of the Academy of Teaching and Learning at North Carolina A&T State University. Prior to his appointment, he served as the interim director of the academy. Simkins is also an associate professor of economics at the university. He earned a bachelor’s from St. John’s University and a doctorate from the University of Iowa.

Dr. Hung Cam Thai has been named assistant professor of sociology and Asian American studies at Pomona College. Most recently he was an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a scholar-in-residence at Pomona. He earned a bachelor’s from the University of Florida, and a master’s and doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Victor Ukpolo has been named chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans.  Previously he served as vice president for academic and student affairs of the university system. Ukpolo earned a bachelor’s from the University of Maryland, and a master’s and doctorate from American University. 

Dr. Monica S. Webb has been named assistant professor of psychology at Syracuse University. Most recently, she served as a clinical intern in health psychology at the University of Florida. Webb earned a bachelor’s from the University of Miami and a doctorate from the University of South Florida.

Sandra D. Yates has been appointed vice president for institutional advancement at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. Most recently she was senior director of development and major gifts at Lincoln University. Yates earned a bachelor’s from Wesley College and is a licensed preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.



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