Joseph S. “Jakie” Hall is appointed Dean of Students. He serves in this capacity from 1973 to 1978. His other appointments include Dean of Academic Services, 1978-1982; Senior Assistant to the President, 1982-1986; Vice President for Institutional Relations,1986 until his retirement in 1991.
Franklin W. Knight brings his expertise in African and Latin American history to the History Department.
In 1978, Dr. Knight becomes the first tenured Black professor in Arts and Sciences.
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