Wole Soyinka, the 1986 Nobel laureate in literature from Nigeria, was named the President’s Marymount Institute Professor in Residence at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Ronda C. Henry was named professor of English and public scholar in African-American studies and undergraduate research at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. She was an assistant professor of English at DePauw University.

Talmadge E. King Jr. was named chair of the department of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. King has been on the medical faculty since 1996, most recently as the Constance B. Wofsy Distinguished Professor.

Barrymore Bogues was named Harmon Family Professor of African Studies at Brown University. He was serving as a professor and chair of the department of Africana studies.

Professor Bogues earned his Ph.D. in political theory at the University of the West Indies.