Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Nikki R. Jackson was appointed vice chancellor for human resources at the Maricopa County Community Colleges in Arizona. She was serving as the personnel cabinet secretary for the governor of Kentucky.

Jackson is a graduate of Hampton University and the University of Miami School of Law.

• Doris Terry Williams was elected to the board of trustees of Vance-Granville Community College in Henderson, North Carolina. She is the executive director of the Rural School and Community Trust, a nonprofit organization that has the goal of improving schools in rural areas.

A graduate of Duke University, Dr. Williams holds master’s and doctoral degrees from North Carolina State University.

• Marcia Chatelain, an assistant professor of African-American studies at the University of Oklahoma, was selected as a 2011 American Marshall Memorial Fellow. The fellowship program was launched in 1999 by the German Marshall Fund of the United States to establish transatlantic academic collaborations.

Dr. Chatelain holds master’s and doctoral degrees in American civilization from Brown University.

• Stephanie E. Phillips was appointed federal relations officer at Hampton University in Virginia. She will be the university’s liaison with federal agency officials and congressional staff. She has served on the staff of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Phillips is a graduate of Texas Southern University and holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas. She is currently pursuing an educational doctorate at the University of Texas.

• George W. Reid was appointed executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. He was assistant secretary of planning and academic affairs at the Maryland Higher Education Commission. He previously served as president of Kentucky State University.

Dr. Reid holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University and a Ph.D. in history from Howard University.

• W. Franklyn Richardson, senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, New York, was elected chair of the board of trustees of Virginia Union University in Richmond.

Dr. Richardson is a graduate of Virginia Union University and the Yale Divinity School. He holds a doctorate of ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.