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Professional Appointments


Dr. Christopher I. Chalokwu has been appointed vice chancellor for academic affairs and professor of geology at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Previously, he was the funding dean of the school of arts and sciences and a professor of physical science at Benedict College in South Carolina. Chalokwu earned a bachelor’s and a master’s in geology from Northeastern Illinois University and a doctorate in geology and geochemistry from Miami University in Ohio.

LaJuana Gauff Chenier has been named director of the alumni fund and alumni affairs at Xavier University of Louisiana. She takes over the alumni director post after having served for more than eight years as coordinator of alumni and professional affairs for the university’s college of pharmacy. Chenier holds a bachelor’s in communications from Xavier University.

Robert Hill is the new executive director for public affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to this position, he was vice president for public relations at Syracuse University. Hill holds a bachelor’s in business administration from New York University, a master’s in management from Manhattan College and a certificate in management from Harvard University.

Horace W. Chase has been appointed vice president for financial and administrative affairs for Jackson State Community College in Tennessee. Chase has served as the internal auditor for Jackson State since 1990. He is a certified public accountant for the state of Tennessee and holds a bachelor of professional accountancy from Mississippi State University.





Dr. King David Godwin, chairman of the division of humanities, education and fine arts at Voorhees College has been installed as president of the National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts. Godwin holds a bachelor’s from South Carolina State University, a master’s in education from Bowie State University and a doctorate degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin, dean of the school of pharmacy at Hampton University, and Dr. Kim  Luckes, director of human resources and lecturer at Hampton, recently were inducted into the consortium of doctors. Twelve women nationally have been inducted into the professional organization. Johnson-Fannin holds a bachelor’s from Columbia University and professional degree in pharmacy from Mercer University. Luckes holds a bachelor’s from Elizabeth City State University and a juris doctorate from North Carolina Central University.

Dr. Sheila Y. Flemming, an associate professor of history and chairwoman of the division of social sciences at Bethune-Cookman College, is one of 34 American Council of Education fellows for the 1999-2000 academic year. The program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in higher education by identifying and preparing promising faculty and staff for responsible positions in administration. Fleming holds a bachelor’s from Bethune-Cookman, a master’s from Atlanta University and a doctorate from Howard University.


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