Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Stacey E. Settle, director of the MBA program in the College of Business and Applied Professional Services at South Carolina State University, was named interim dean of the School of Graduate Studies at the university.

Dr. Settle is a graduate of Cheney University of Pennsylvania and holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Howard University.

• Marie C. Johns, a former executive with Verizon and current member of the board of trustees of Howard University, was nominated by President Obama as deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration.

• Celestine A. Ntuen was named interim vice chancellor for research and economic development at North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Ntuen is a Distinguished University Professor and the founding director of the university’s Center for Human-Machine Studies in the department of industrial and systems engineering.

A graduate of the College of Education in Uyo, Nigeria, Dr. Ntuen holds a Ph.D. from West Virginia University.

• Larry R. Ellis, one of only six African Americans to hold the rank of a four-star general in the U.S. Army, was named to the board of regents of Morgan State University in Baltimore. Since his retirement from the Army in 2005, Ellis has served as CEO of Point Blank Solution Inc., a manufacturer of protective body armor for the military and law enforcement agencies.

• Kemal M. Atkins was named interim vice president of student affairs at Delaware State University in Dover. He was the vice provost for student affairs at East Carolina University.

Atkins holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

• William W. Asbury was elected chair of the board of directors of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Asbury retired in 2003 after 27 years as an administrator at Penn State University, where he was vice president for student affairs.