Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Jean-Pierre Karegeye was named assistant professor of French and Francophone studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley.

• Kedra Ishop was promoted to vice provost and director of admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. She was the associate director of admissions.

Dr. Ishop holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Texas.

• Theaster Gates was named director of arts program development at the University of Chicago. Gates is a visual and performance artist and has been a lecturer in visual arts at the university.

• Deidre Hill Butler, an associate professor of sociology, was granted tenure at Union College in Schenectady, New York. A graduate of Oberlin College, she holds a master’s degree from Cornell University and a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Clark University.

• Warren L. Woolford was appointed to the board of trustees of the University of Akron. For 20 years, he was director of planning and urban development for the city of Akron until his retirement in 2008.

A graduate of Coppin State University in Baltimore, in 1974 Woolford earned a master’s degree in geography from the University of Akron.

• Reuben Warren was appointed director of the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University. He was director of the Institute for Faith-Health Leadership at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.

Dr. Warren is a graduate of San Francisco State University and the dental school at Meharry Medical College. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in public health from Harvard University and a master of divinity degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center.

• Mary A. Smith, an associate professor for the past four years, was named chair of the department of biology at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

Dr. Smith earned her Ph.D. in plant physiology at Cornell University.

• Alanka Hayes Brown was named associate dean of academic affairs/academic outreach at Corning Community College in Corning, New York.

Dr. Brown is a graduate of Florida A&M University. She holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Florida State University and a doctorate in higher education administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.