Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II announced key new hires during the University’s Fall Encampment program for faculty and staff.

President Brown announced the new program administrator for the School of Nursing, the new director of the Atwood Institute, a new criminal justice professor and coordinator, the new interim dean for the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences and the new choral director.

Dr. Betty H. Olinger was named the program administrator for the School of Nursing. Olinger previously served as the chair of the School of Nursing from September 2004 until she retired in 2013. Olinger also held the titles of assistant vice president for academic affairs, interim vice president for academic affairs and held the role of nursing faculty while at Kentucky State. Olinger is currently a member of the Berea College Board of Trustees.

Olinger pursued post-doctoral studies at the University of Kentucky, while also receiving a doctorate in higher education administration and a master’s in pediatric nursing education at UK. Olinger earned a bachelor’s in nursing at Berea College.

 Dr. Anthony Troy Adams is the new director for the Atwood Institute. Adams most recently served as dean and professor sociology at Alabama State University. Adams has also held professor, chair and instructor titles at Arkansas State University, Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan.

Adams received a Ph.D. and master’s in sociology from the University of Michigan, pursued graduate studies in sociology at Eastern Michigan University and earned a bachelor’s in criminal justice and criminology at Eastern Michigan University.

Dr. Frederick A. Williams Jr. is the new criminal justice professor and coordinator. Williams most recently served as the director of criminal justice studies at Spalding University. Williams has held the titles of commander, investigative lieutenant, operations lieutenant, sergeant, senior trooper, trooper and driver test administrator during his career as a practitioner.

Williams received a Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Louisville, a master’s in justice administration from the University of Louisville and a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Tennessee State University.

Dr. Wanda C. Gonslaves is the new interim dean for the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences. Gonslaves most recently served as professor and vice chair for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky. Gonslaves has also held the titles of house physician, staff physician, clinical assistant professor, residency director, associate dean and medical director at the University of Kentucky and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Gonslaves completed her internship, residency, M.D. in medicine and certificate in medical management from the University of Kentucky. Gonslaves completed a mini-fellowship at the University of California, San Diego and the White Memorial Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Lloyd Benjamin Mallory is the new choral director and assistant professor of music. Mallory most recently served as director of choral activities and associate professor at Delaware State University. Mallory has also held the titles of interim choral director/lecturer, associate pastor for worship and music, consultant to the director of choirs, director of choral activities/associate professor of music, director of music and choir director/voice instructor at Lincoln University, Pine Forge Academy, Oakwood University, Howard University, Sligo Church, Duke Ellington School for the Arts and Clark Atlanta University.

Mallory earned a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of California at Los Angeles, pursued post-graduate studies at Morgan State University, Marywood University and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, earned a master’s in music at Morgan State University and a bachelor’s at Oakwood University.