Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• William A. McDade, associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care and associate dean for multicultural affairs at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, was appointed the university’s deputy provost for research and minority issues.

Dr. McDade holds both a medical degree and a Ph.D. in biophysics and theoretical biology from the University of Chicago.

• Carter Catlin Jr. was named associate dean for research at Tennessee State University in Nashville. He has served on the Tennessee State faculty for 25 years.

Dr. Catlin is a graduate of Alabama A&M University. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in forest economics from Michigan State University.

• Chantell Hines was appointed dean of academic services at the North Harris campus of Lone Star College in Texas. She was the assistant dean of the Lone Star College Greenspoint Center.

Dr. Hines earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Prairie View A&M University. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology at Capella University.

• Ronald E. Snead Sr. was elected chair of the board of trustees of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. A 1971 graduate of the university, Snead has served in senior management positions at several large corporations in Michigan.

• William Burres Garcia has retired as professor of music at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He has taught at Lincoln since 2001, completing a 41-year teaching career at several historically black colleges and universities.

Dr. Garcia holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Texas and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

• Carlen Luke McLin was named chief of staff of the president of Tuskegee University in Alabama. She was assistant dean and chair of the School of Public Health at Dillard University in New Orleans.

Dr. McLin is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in public health from Tulane University.