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Davenport University names dean of business, technology colleges

Amy Mansfield Courtesy Davenport University

Davenport University announced Dr. Amy Mansfield as the dean of the Donald W. Maine College of Business and the College of Technology.

She will be responsible for leading the university’s business and technology programs, including degrees such as accounting, marketing, computer science and cyber defense.

“Dr. Mansfield is a proven leader in higher education,” said Dr. Richard J. Pappas, president of Davenport University. “She’ll be instrumental in helping Davenport University grow and develop our business and technology programs to meet the needs of our future economy while also helping our students earn successful careers.”


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Tribal colleges are innovating this fall but will still need long-term support

Charles M. Roessel, the president of Diné College, was worried in June.

Summer enrollment at the tribal college in Arizona was down 60 percent. Fall enrollment was down 70 percent. And it was easy to understand why: the college serves the Navajo Nation, which was hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The area where the main campus is located was hit by the virus even harder than the rest of the reservation.

“We started thinking the worst,” Roessel said.

Then, a few weeks before the semester began, the college’s phones started ringing. Diné was getting 200 calls per day

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Colleges furlough more employees

The beginning of September marked the start of long-term furloughs for many colleges. After widespread budget slashing and subsequent furloughs in April, a second wave of revenue shortfalls is sweeping colleges as they attempt to safely reopen for in-person classes and, in some cases, abruptly reverse course.

Winthrop University’s Board of Trustees last week approved a furlough plan that will impact hundreds of employees. Between Sept. 1 and June 30 of next year, more than 700 Winthrop employees will be required to take between two and 20 furlough days, depending on their position, according to Winthrop spokesperson Monica

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Higher Colleges of Technology’s President & CEO Becomes UAE’s First Emirati to Receive Advance HE’s Principal Fellowship

ABU DHABI, UAE, Dec. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi, President & CEO of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), the UAE’s largest applied higher education institution, has received international recognition for his dedication and commitment to educational leadership after being awarded a Principal Fellowship by Advance HE, based in the UK.

The Principal Fellowship is the highest level of professional Fellowships awarded by Advance HE and acknowledges Dr. Al Shamsi’s dynamic approach to innovative educational practices, as well as

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Southern Company Awards Grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Technology

ATLANTA, Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Southern Company announced today it is awarding grants to support technology for 21 historically black colleges and universities across several states, through its charitable foundation.

This commitment is part of Southern Company’s overall $50 million HBCU initiative, announced in January 2020, to provide students attending these institutions with scholarships, internships, leadership development and access to technology and innovation to support career readiness. This round of grants will help address challenges created by the pandemic by funding technology tools, infrastructure support, professional development and IT services to select undergraduate HBCUs within the Southern

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