Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Tracy S. Dawson was named associate general counsel at Emory University in Atlanta. She was serving as deputy general counsel for the Grady Health System.

Dawson is a graduate of Tuskegee University and the Howard University School of Law.

• Conrad Walker was appointed campus operating officer for the new Brooklyn campus of Berkeley College. He was associate dean for student development and campus life at the college’s New York City campus.

Walker is a graduate of Morgan State University and holds a master’s degree from New York University.

• Dianne Boardley Suber, president of Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina, was appointed by Barack Obama to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

• Anton Goff is the new director of athletics at Bowie State University in Maryland.  He was associate director of the academic support and career development unit of the athletics department at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Goff holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is working on his doctorate in educational administration at Kent State University.

• Ashley Ballard was named director of distance education advisement and enrollment at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. Ballard has served in a number of recruitment positions at the university.

More than 700 students are involved in the distance education program at the university.

• Raymond Pierce, dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, was elected to the Council of the Section of the Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association. The council serves as the national accrediting association for U.S. law schools.

Pierce is a graduate of Syracuse University and the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

• Pamela S. Simmons was appointed director of the Quality Enhancement Plan at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She will oversee a program that aims to increase the writing skills of the university’s students.

Dr. Simmons, an assistant professor of English at the university since 2006, is a graduate of Albany State University. She holds a master’s degree from Northwestern State University and a Ph.D. from Walden University.

• Ronald B. Neal is the new visiting assistant professor of religion at Wake Forest University. Dr. Neal previously taught at Hofstra University in New York and Claflin University in South Carolina.

Dr. Neal is a graduate of Florida International University. He received a master’s degree in divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta and a Ph.D. in religion from Vanderbilt University.

• Michael D. Ward, associate dean for student programs and professor at the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in St. Louis, was elected president of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists. He will serve a four-year term.

Dr. Ward is a graduate of Saint Louis University. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Missouri at St. Louis and an educational doctorate from Saint Louis University.