Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Alfreda Brown was appointed vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Kent State University in Ohio. She was the interim chief diversity officer at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dr. Brown is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. She holds a master’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.

• W. Anthony Neal was named vice president for institutional advancement at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was area development director for the United Negro College Fund.

Neal is a graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Central Michigan University.

• Alondra Nelson was appointed associate professor of sociology at Columbia University. She was an assistant professor of sociology at Yale University.

Dr. Nelson is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from New York University.

• Leah M. Wright is a new assistant professor of history and African-American studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. A graduate of Dartmouth College, she holds a master’s and Ph.D. from Princeton University.

• Jabbar Bennett was appointed assistant dean for recruiting and professional development at the graduate school of Brown University. He was a lecturer at Harvard Medical School and an administrator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Bennett is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from Meharry Medical College.

• Lakeisha Meyer has been named assistant professor of education at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She was an assistant professor of education at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

Dr. Meyer is a graduate of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees in educational psychology from Indiana University.

• Orlando L. Taylor was named the inaugural president of the Washington, D.C., campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Taylor has served as a faculty member and administrator at Howard University for the past 35 years.

• Nerissa E. Morris is the new vice president for human resources at the University of Miami in Florida. She was the human resources manager for the Global Information Technology division of the Ford Motor Company.

Morris holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.