• Dorothy Bland, director of the division of journalism at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, was appointed to the steering committee of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

• Garland Burton Jr. was appointed director of business diversity programs at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Burton, a graduate of St. Augustine’s College, was the director of the historically underutilized business program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

• John A. Rich, chair of the department of health management and policy and director of the Center for Academic Public Health Practice at Drexel University in Philadelphia, was elected to the board of trustees of Dartmouth College.

Dr. Rich is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his medical training at Duke University.

• Karyn Scissum-Gunn was appointed provost at Alabama State University in Montgomery. She was professor and chair of the department of biological sciences.

Dr. Scissum-Gunn holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tuskegee University and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics from Auburn University.

• Andrena Coleman was named vice president for administrative services at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was the director of the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum at historic Palmer Memorial Institute in Sedalia, North Carolina.

• Alvin J. Schexnider was named interim president of Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. Schexnider was chancellor of Winston-Salem State University from 1996 to 2000 and later served in several administrative positions at Norfolk State University.

• Paul A. Bryant was appointed vice president of student affairs at Delaware State University in Dover. He was acting vice president of student affairs at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic.

Dr. Bryant is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. He holds a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an educational doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.

• Jeremy I. Levitt, associate dean for international programs and distinguished professor of international law at Florida A&M University, was named chair of the International Technical Advisory Committee of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

• Cecilia Griffin Golden was named assistant provost at Southern University in Baton Rouge. She was president and CEO of Volunteers of America in Chesapeake, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Golden is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Albany and a doctorate from the University of Buffalo.