Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Derrick A. Corbett was appointed professor of military science at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. Corbett recently completed his second tour of duty in Iraq as a lieutenant colonel in the Army Transportation Corps.

Corbett is a 1993 graduate of South Carolina State University. He holds a master’s degree in logistics management from the Florida Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in military art and science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Kansas.

Avis Hinkson was named dean at Barnard College in New York City. She has been serving as director of undergraduate advising at the University of California at Berkeley.

Hinkson is a 1984 graduate of Barnard College. She holds a master’s degree from Teachers College at Columbia University and an educational doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

Leonard Gaines Jr. was appointed assistant dean for assessment and institutional effectiveness at Schenectady County Community College in New York. He was director of assessment at the University of St. Thomas in Houston.

A graduate of Prairie View A&M University, Dr. Gaines holds master’s degrees from Phillips Theological Seminary and the State University of New York at Binghamton. He earned an educational doctorate at Oklahoma State University.