People in the News
C. Kent McGuire, who was the assistant secretary for educational
research and improvement in the U.S. Department of Education from 1998
to 2001, has been appointed the dean of the 3,500-student college of
education at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Mr. McGuire, 48, is currently a senior vice president of the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., where he leads the education, children, and youth division of the New York City-based nonprofit group.
He will start his new post July 1, succeeding Joseph P. DuCette, who has been serving as the interim dean since last year.
Richard Lee Colvin is the new director of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, based at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Mr. Colvin, 49, who began his new job last month, was an education writer with the Los Angeles Times for 13 years before becoming the institute's deputy director last August. The institute runs seminars for journalists and supports education research.
Mr. Colvin succeeded Gene I. Maeroff, the founding director.
William H. Gray III, the president of the United Negro College Fund, recently appointed M. Christopher Brown II as the new executive director and chief research scientist of the Fairfax, Va.-based Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute.
Mr. Brown, 31, is taking a leave of absence from his job as an associate professor of education at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa.
The institute, which was founded by the United Negro College Fund in 1996, conducts research focused on improving the educational opportunities of African-Americans.
—Catherine A. Carroll
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