JCSU makes strategic hire to lead its transformation efforts

In its quest to become one of the nation’s top HBCUs, Johnson C. Smith University on Monday announced the hiring of an administration veteran from the University of Houston to lead its transformation efforts. Nicole McDonald, who holds a doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University, joined JCSU in the newly created position of senior vice president for transformation initiatives. She will lead the development and execution of JCSU’s multi-year plan to improve its academic standing with a focus on economic mobility, an initiative known as the Gold(en) Blueprint. Read more.