Ten African Americans Who Have Been Assigned to Administrative Posts in Higher Education


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Cheryl Gittens, an assistant vice provost in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named interim deputy vice chancellor and chief diversity officer at the university. Dr. Gittens joined the staff at the university as an assistant vice provost in 2017. Dr. Gittens earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She earned an educational doctorate at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Rakin Hall was appointed vice president for enrollment management at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He had been serving as director of foundation relations at the University of Utah. Earlier, he was executive director of admissions at the University of Utah. Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. He earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Southern California. Sherri Ann Charleston has been named chief diversity and inclusion officer at Harvard University. Her appointment is effective on August 1. She has been serving as the assistant vice provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion and chief affirmative action officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A native of Detroit, Dr....