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Chair of Africana Studies Named Provost of Colgate University

Tracey Hucks, the James D. Vail III Professor and Chair of Africana Studies since 2014, has accepted a position at Colgate University as provost and dean of faculty.

An ardent teacher, prominent scholar and visionary leader, Hucks helped build the Department of Africana Studies at Davidson through investing in students, reshaping a vibrant curriculum, enlivening scholarship, recruiting new faculty members, inaugurating a distinguished speaker series, and creating a student society.

Hucks also contributed significantly to securing the college's Justice, Equality, and Community grant from the Mellon Foundation, and helped to envision and name the Spencer-Weinstein Center for Community and Justice. Hucks will begin the new position this summer.

In a message to faculty and staff, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Wendy Raymond credited Hucks with leaving the department of Africana Studies at Davidson in a position of strength from which it can move forward.