Evening Briefing – June 1, 2021


Texas Southern University Board of Regents selects sole finalist for president

The Texas Southern University Board of Regents named Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young as the sole finalist for the position of President of Texas Southern University.

A confirmation vote by the Regents will occur at the next board meeting on June 17, 2021. The transition team will be lead by Regent Stephanie Nellons-Paige and Interim President Kenneth Huewitt.

“Dr. Crumpton-Young is an experienced University leader and tireless advocate for students. Her impeccable credentials made her standout among the candidates. She brings with her an exciting and bold vision for Texas Southern University that aligns with the goals set forth by the Board of Regents,” said TSU Board of Regents Chairman Albert H. Myres, Sr. (Texas Southern University)

Del-State equestrian riders earn national academic honors

A total of 21 Delaware State riders have been recognized by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) for their work in the classroom.

The NCEA has announced the American Wood Fibers All-Academic teams and the APHA Academic Honor Roll, recognizing student-athletes for their success both in the arena and in the classroom during the 2020-21 academic year. (Delaware State University)

Three Tuskegee veterinary students selected for inaugural USDA fellowship 

The Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (TUCVM) is pleased to have the first students selected as participants in the inaugural USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Foreign Service Veterinary Fellowship program.  Patricia Bradley and Kennedy Miller, both members of the TUCVM Class of 2023, and Terrance Mitchell, a member of the TUCVM Class of 2024, were selected in the spring 2021 semester as the first recipients of the USDA Fellowship.  (Tuskegee University)

Kentucky State University partners with college in Illinois

Kentucky State University has entered into a partnership with the College of DuPage in Illinois to provide seamless transfer for its students. 

Students who earn an associate degree at College of DuPage can transfer to Kentucky State to pursue a bachelor’s degree. (Kentucky State University)

Fisk Names Renowned Journalist and Television Personality the University’s Inaugural “Reavis L. Mitchell” Distinguished Scholar in Residence

Fisk University is delighted to announce that renowned journalist and television personality Roland Martin will serve as the University’s inaugural “Reavis L. Mitchell,” Distinguished Scholar in Residence. Roland Martin will be teaching current affairs and will have an affiliation with the Fisk Honors Program.

According to Fisk President Vann Newkirk: “Roland Martin represents journalistic excellence, and we are excited that our student body and the overall Nashville community will benefit from his presence on campus. Fisk students are destined for leadership roles and it is important to continually invigorate the academic framework to provide them the best possible platform for success.” (Fisk University)


Academic freedom is on the ropes (Chronicle)

Nikole Hannah-Jones weighs discrimination suit over tenure denial  (The Hill)

Crisis Level Decline in Black College Enrollment (Inside HigherEd)

Some Colleges Are Loosening Their Mask Mandates: Here’s a List (Chronicle)

Rhode Island One Step Closer to Permanent Free College (Higher Ed Dive)