Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education


Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education


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DR. MELVIN C. TERRELL has been named vice president for Student Affairs/Public Affairs at Northeastern Illinois University. He previously served as vice president for student affairs and professor of counselor education. Terrell earned a bachelor's degree in history/education from Chicago State University; a master's degree in student personnel from Loyola University; and a doctorate in higher education administration and Black studies from Southern Illinois University.

KURT L. SCHMOKE, mayor of Baltimore, Md. has been named senior fellow of the Yale Corporation, the university's governing body. Schmoke is the first African American to be named senior fellow. The Yale Corporation is made up of the president of the university, ten successor fellows and six alumni fellows who are elected by Yale alumni. Schmoke earned a bachelor's degree in history from Yale and a juris doctorate from Harvard. He studied as a Rhodes scholar in Oxford, England.

DR. MARY HARLEY GRESHAM is the new vice president for public service and urban affairs at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. She has been interim vice president since 1997. She also is an adjunct assistant professor of counseling and educational psychology in the graduate school of education. Gresham earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy and psychology, and a doctorate in counseling psychology, both from SUNY-Buffalo.

YOLANDA F. POLLARD has been appointed director of customized corporate training at the University of New Orleans-Downtown Center. Previously, she was a communications specialist with Entergy Corporation. Pollard earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Louisiana State University; and a master's degree in management from Troy State University.

TRACEY G. JETER is the new director of the office of university relations at Virginia State University. Jeter's experience includes working for her family's business, the Afro-American newspapers, as the advertising and operations manager. Most recently Jeter, the granddaughter of Gordon Tracye, has followed the family trade by forming her own advertising and public relations firm with clients such as the Greater Richmond, Va. …

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