Dana Mohler-Faria, president of Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, was named education adviser to Deval Patrick, the new governor of Massachusetts. Mohler-Faria, the grandson of immigrants from the African nation Cape Verde Islands, received a two-year associate’s degree at Cape Cod Community College and then transferred to Boston University where he earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He later earned a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Massachusetts.

Reginald Hudlin, president of entertainment for Black Entertainment Television, was appointed to the executive board of the School of Theater, Film, and Television at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Quan Williams was appointed by Governor Mike Easley to the board of trustees of the North Carolina College Foundation. Williams is a financial adviser who holds a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from North Carolina Central University in Durham.