Chimalum Nwankwo was named chair of the English department at North Carolina A&T State University. He previously taught at East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Greenville, and North Carolina State University. A graduate of the University of Nigeria, Professor Nwankwo holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas.

Dennis M. Robinson was named chief advancement officer for the Arizona State University Foundation in Tempe. Robinson, a graduate of Fisk University, was the associate vice president for institutional advancement at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.

James P. Mayes was named director of the criminal justice program at North Carolina A&T State University. He previously was a legal counsel for the U.S. Department of State. A graduate of Princeton University, Mayes holds a master’s degree from Ohio State University and a law degree from the University of Baltimore.