Carol M. Swain, a professor of political science and a professor of law at Vanderbilt University, was appointed by President Bush to the 23-member National Council on the Humanities. The council reviews grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tamara L. King, director of judicial programs at Washington University in St. Louis, was named president-elect of the Association for Student Judicial Affairs. When she assumes office in 2009, she will be the first African-American president of the organization.

King, who has been at Washington University since 1999, is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the New York University School of Law.

• Ronald Holmes was appointed superintendent of the Developmental Research School at Florida A&M University. Holmes was an assistant principal at Banneker High School in College Park, Georgia.

Dr. Holmes holds a bachelor’s degree and an educational doctorate from Florida A&M.