Black Positive People : Black Couple Make History

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  1. FaithSoulSistah

    FaithSoulSistah Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Oct 20, 2007
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    Black Couple Make History: Both Will Be College Presidents

    Last week JBHE reported that Irwin D. Reid, president of Wayne State University, will retire at the end of this academic year. This January, Dr. Reid’s wife, Pamela Trotman Reid, will become president of Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut. Thus, for six months, the Reids will both be college presidents. It is thought that this is the first time in American history where a married black couple have both held posts as college presidents.

    Pamela Trotman Reid is currently provost and executive vice president of Roosevelt University in Chicago. She previously taught at the University of Michigan and the City University of New York Graduate Center. Dr. Reid is a graduate of Howard University and holds a master’s degree from Temple University and a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
  2. UBNaturally

    UBNaturally Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Jan 15, 2014
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    CitizenDetroit project to engage more residents in contributing to city decision-making and revitalization with $750,000 from Knight Foundation
    Wayne State University will lead efforts to expand CitizenDetroit programming and educational outreach

    Jan. 7, 2015

    As Detroit continues its transition out of bankruptcy, CitizenDetroit, a project of Wayne State University, will expand to educate the city’s residents about local government and the decision-making process as a way to involve them more deeply in public policy development and city revitalization. The expansion is supported by $750,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


    Pamela Trotman Reid To Retire As University Of Saint Joseph President At Conclusion Of Academic Year
    Seven-year stay atop University brought success, significant growth for school

    Pamela Trotman Reid, Ph.D., today announced her plans to retire as President of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) upon the completion of her contract and the current 2014-2015 academic year.


    Dr. Rhona Free named president of University of Saint Joseph

    March 22, 2015


    “I am energized and honored to lead the University of Saint Joseph at such a dynamic time in its history,” said Dr. Free. “President Pamela Trotman Reid has positioned the University to move to new levels of excellence, having established outstanding academic programs and developed a vital presence in downtown Hartford. I look forward to building upon these successes as the institution develops new opportunities for students while upholding its commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition and Mercy values — emphasizing service, ethical development, and social responsibility.”