Holy Names University’s First Black Department Head

Holy Names University in Oakland held a celebration Sunday, April 22 to honor the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Mayfield to head the Education Department, making her the first African-American tenured faculty member and first African-American department chair at the institution. Among those who attended and cosponsored the event were Mayfield’s sorority sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., shown in photo (L to R): Theresa Clincy, Wandra Boyd, Evelyn Hogan-Jackson, Lynette Hill, Cheryl Chambers, Kimberly Mayfield Lynch, Jeanette Fisher-Kouadio, Rhonda Carson, Edwyna Elzie, Marilyn Varnardo, Emma Becton, Tina Bolden, Erma Cobb. Photo by Ken A. Epstein.