Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Earl Lewis, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory University, was appointed by the U.S. secretary of education to serve on the board of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Integrity. The committee oversees the accrediting agencies that govern institutions of higher education in the United States.

Dr. Lewis is a magna cum laude graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Minnesota.

• Ronald E. Speight is the new interim dean of the College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. He has been a professor of education at the university.

Dr. Speight holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University and a doctorate from Kansas State University.

• Shirley L. Dove was promoted to executive vice president at Lenoir Community College in Kinston, North Carolina. An administrator at the college since 1975, Dr. Dove served most recently as vice president of academic and student services.

Dr. Dove is a graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan University. She holds a master’s degree from East Carolina University and a doctorate from North Carolina State University.

• Alvin Williams, Distinguished Professor of Marketing in the Mitchell College of Business at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, was named a fellow of the Society for Marketing Advances.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Alabama and a doctorate from the University of Arkansas.

• Kenneth Boutte Sr., a professor of biology and dean of freshman studies at Xavier University of New Orleans, was appointed to a post with the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation of the National Science Foundation.

• Stanley Allen Jr. was named to the board of trustees of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Dr. Allen, who has practiced dentistry in Greensboro for 30 years, is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and the Howard University College of Dentistry.