Four African Americans Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions


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Trisha Clement-Montgomery, who has served as acting dean of students at the University of Kentucky since September, has been named permanently to the position. Prior to being named interim dean, Dr. Clement-Montgomery served in multiple leadership roles at the University of Kentucky including director of residence life. Dr. Clement-Montgomery is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree in educational psychology and a doctoral degree in higher education leadership from the University of Kentucky. Darryl Scriven has been appointed dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. He was the dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business, and Education as well as the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. Dr. Scriven is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and philosophy/religion from Florida A&M University. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in philosophy from Purdue University. Denise Stephens was appointed dean of libraries at the University of Oklahoma. She has been serving as vice provost and university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis. Earlier, she was university...