TSU President Melvin Johnson hosts book reception for Ace Fellow - June 17

June 17, 2009 · Print This Article

tsu.bmp(Nashville, Tenn.)—President Melvin N. Johnson hosted a book reception June 17, 2009, for Dr. Peter Nwosu, American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow seconded to Tennessee State University, whose third book has just been released.  

The book titled Beyond Race: A New Vision of Community in America is a non-fiction work about communication, race, and public policy in America, and is designed for the general public, policy makers, students and scholars in a variety of disciplines and professions. Its subject matter focuses on America’s racial dilemma, drawing from the O. J. Simpson case to the culture gap in America, from the rise and fall of the civil rights movement to the dialogue on reparations, from America’s new immigrants to the complexities in building a color-blind society, and from the politics of racial classification to the challenge of spreading American values abroad.

The book can be purchased through the University Bookstore in the Floyd-Payne Student Center, and it will be available for sale during the reception. In addition to the TSU bookstore, it can be purchased at local booksellers.
Dr. Nwosu is one of 35 individuals selected in a national competition by the American Council on Education (ACE), the major coordinating body for U.S. higher education comprising of more than 1,600 university and college presidents, to participate in the 2008-2009 Fellows class as part of the leadership pipeline for higher education. As ACE Fellow, Dr. Nwosu served in President Johnson’s Cabinet, and provided leadership in developing the University’s 2010-2015 strategic plan titled Transforming Tennessee State University (see http://www.tnstate.edu/strategicplan).

He will conclude his ACE program at the end of June, and will return to his home institution, California State University, Northridge.


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