Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Janet Smith Dickerson, vice president for campus life at Princeton University, has announced that she will retire at the end of the current academic year. Dickerson has been an administrator at Princeton since 2000. She formerly was vice president for student affairs at Duke University and dean of Swarthmore College.

• G. Dale Wesson was appointed vice president of the Division of Research, Economic Development and Public Service Activities at South Carolina State University. He was associate vice president of research at Florida A&M University.

Dr. Wesson is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology. He earned a master’s degree at Georgia Tech and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

• Valerie L. Epps, vice president of student affairs at the University of the District of Columbia since June, has assumed additional duties as director of admissions and director of veterans affairs. Previously she was vice president for student affairs at Cheyney University.

Dr. Epps holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in education, all from Southern Illinois University.

• Valerie Tate Green was named chaplain at Clark Atlanta University. She is the first woman to hold the position of chaplain. She will also serve as a lecturer in the department of religion and philosophy at the university. She was the chaplain at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Green is a graduate of Georgia State University. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.

• Joel L. Dawson, associate professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was promoted to the position of Mark Hyman Jr. Career Development Professor at MIT.

Professor Dawson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

• Devyn Spence Benson was appointed assistant professor of Africana studies and history at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Dr. Benson recently completed her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.