Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Marcelite J. Harris was appointed to the board of visitors at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Harris retired from the Air Force in 1997 with the rank of major general.

Harris holds bachelor’s degrees from Spelman College and the University of Maryland.

• Ivory V. Nelson, president of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, was appointed to a six-year term of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education.

Dr. Nelson is a graduate of Grambling State University in Louisiana. He holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Kansas.

• Carlton G. Edwards was appointed chief of police at Virginia Union University in Richmond. He was deputy chief of police and director of hospital security at Virginia Commonwealth University.

• Marquetta L. Faulkner, professor at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, was named to the school’s Joy McCann Endowed Professorship. She has served on the Meharry faculty since 1989.

Dr. Faulkner is a 1981 graduate of Meharry Medical College and holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

• Reginald Nnazor was appointed dean of the College of Education at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. He was professor and chair of the College of Education at the University of Maine.

A graduate of the University of Nigeria, Dr. Nnazor holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

This week Portia Holmes Shields has assumed the duties of interim president of Tennessee State University in Nashville. Dr. Shields, who is the former president of Albany State University in Georgia, was given an 18-month contract with the goal of assuring the institution’s accreditation. Under the terms of her contract, she will not be eligible for the presidency of the university on a permanent basis.

Dr. Holmes is a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia. She holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and an educational doctorate from the University of Maryland.