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Dr. April A. Stampley Named Vice President For External Affairs At Rust College

Dr. April A. Stampley Named Vice President For External Affairs At Rust College
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper on November 30, 2023

Dr. Robert M. Dixon, President of Rust College, has appointed Dr. April A. Stampley as the Vice President for External Affairs, effective November 1, 2023. Dr. Stampley brings over 12 years of experience in higher education, with a focus on organizational structure, strategic planning, and establishing and retaining external partnerships. She has a strong background in program evaluation, educational policies and procedures, and institutional assessment and accreditation. Dr. Stampley has served in various roles in the office of Academic Affairs, demonstrating expertise in strategic academic initiatives and K-12 partnerships, including leadership and coordination for Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit and the Adult Degree Learning Program (ADLP) – Complete to Compete (C2C).

Dr. Stampley holds a bachelor’s degree from Alcorn State University, a master’s degree from Belhaven University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and the Coalition of Women of Color in STEM (COWIS).



On being introduced to the Rust College faculty and staff, Dr. Stampley stated, “I am excited and ready to work closely with President Dixon in establishing lasting relationships/partnerships that will be instrumental in promoting Rust College.”

Dr. Stampley's appointment comes at a time when Rust College is making significant strides under the leadership of Dr. Robert M. Dixon, President.

About Rust College
Rust College is the oldest, most prestigious historically black college in the state of Mississippi. Founded in 1866 by the Freedmen’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Rust College offers degree programs in business, education, humanities, science and mathematics, and social science. Rust College equips and inspires students for excellence and service in their communities and throughout the world. Located in Holly Springs, MS, just 35 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee, Rust College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.

For more information about Rust College, visit www.rustcollege.edu.
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