Search Continues for New Center Director

The search for a director for the Center of African American Studies continued this week with the first of two candidate visits.

Dr. Schnavia Smith Hatcher (University of Georgia) spoke Tuesday to faculty and students about her ideas for the new center. Dr. Mwalimu Shujaa (Southern University) will visit the campus next Monday to offer his thoughts and answer questions.

Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney, associate professor and chair of the Department of History, said both candidates are presenting on the same topic, “A Vision for UTA’s Center for African American Studies,” and making a case for the job.

Officials hop to launch the program in August 2012. The center will initially offer an introductory course and a rigorous minor in African American Studies. The minor will require 18 semester credit hours comprising courses from various departments.

The center is a collaboration between the School of Social Work and the College of Liberal Arts.

Read the University’s full press release at

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