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Day, Patrick is the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the 12,000-student University of Massachusetts Boston campus. He has oversight of a division that includes the offices of Student Life, Health Services, Public Safety, Service Learning and Community Outreach, Housing Coordinator, Interfaith Campus Ministry, Beacon Leadership Program, Judicial Affairs, and the Early Learning Center child care facility. 

Fryar Jr., Roland (b. June 4, 1977) is widely considered a rising star in the world of economics. He published numerous economics-related papers in prominent academic journals. He attended college on an athletic scholarship and graduated in two and a half years while holding down a full-time job. Fryer completed his Ph.D. in economics from Penn State in 2002.  In 2005, he was selected as one of the first Alphonse Fletcher Foundation Fellows. Recently, he begun work on the Opportunity NYC project, which will study how students in low-performing schools respond to financial incentives.

Lee, Donna is the Dean of Student Affairs at Rollins College,  taking office in 2007.  She is the first African-American to hold a dean postion since the college was established in 1885.

Malcolm, Shirley M. is is Head of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Malcom received her doctorate in ecology from Penn State University; master’s degree in zoology from the UCLA; and bachelor’s degree with distinction in zoology from the University of Washington. In 2003 she received the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences, the highest award given by the Academy.

Motley, J. Keith is the 8th Chancellor of UMass Boston. He is responsible for 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, a faculty of more than 800, and a $254 million annual budget. He is a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Upward Bound Program.

Simmons, Ruth J. (b. 1945) is the 18th president of Brown University and first black president of an Ivy League institution. She became the first African-American woman to head a top ranked college or university as president of Smith College (from 1995 to 2001). Simmons also serves on the boards of Texas Instruments and Goldman Sachs.

Wesley, Dorothy Louise Burnett Porter (May 25, 1905-December 1995) was a librarian, bibliographer, scholar, historian and archivist. She was curator of the Moorland-Spingarn Collection at Howard University in Washington, D.C. for 43 years (1930-1973). Today, due in large parts to her efforts, the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center is considered one of the world’s most comprehensive repositories of information on the history and culture of people of African descent.

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December 1, 2007 at 5:50 am

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