BU professor honored at conference

Date: February 18, 2005

BLOOMSBURG—A Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania professor is one of four leaders who was honored at the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education. PBCOHE’s annual conference Wednesday to Saturday, Feb. 16 to 19, at the Pittsburgh Hilton Hotel.

Alisha King Redfern received the PBCOHE Presidential Award for her leadership and devotion to the organization. Redfern was honored for serving as PBCOHE Journal editor for 10 years. She is an associate professor of psychology at BU and attended Mercyhurst College for her undergraduate degree and received her master’s and doctoral degrees from Temple University.

Also honored were Judy Hample, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; Robert Hill, vice chancellor for public affairs at the University of Pittsburgh; and Terrell Jones, vice provost for educational equity at Pennsylvania State University.

PBCOHE was founded in 1970 to ensure equal education for African Americans and other minorities in the commonwealth. 

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 17 master’s and one doctoral degree.