Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Tasha Toy was appointed director of multicultural and international student programs at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. She was the assistant director of student life at Brevard College in North Carolina.

Dr. Toy holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University. She earned her doctorate at Seton Hall University.

• Peter James Hudson was named assistant professor of history at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He previously was on the faculty at the University of Buffalo.

Dr. Hudson is a graduate of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. He holds a Ph.D. in American studies from New York University.

• Oyindasola Oyelaran was named assistant professor of chemistry at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Dr. Oyelaran has been conducting postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health.

A graduate of Salem College, Dr. Oyelaran earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University.

• Bill Hayes was named director of athletics at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He was the athletic director at Florida A&M University. Earlier in his career Hayes was the head football coach at Winston-Salem State University.

• Robin F. Shaw was promoted to vice president for administration and executive administrative assistant to the president at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis. She was an assistant professor of criminal justice and assistant chair of urban specializations.

Dr. Shaw is a graduate of the University of Missouri and the University of Chicago Law School. She also holds a master’s of social work degree from the University of Georgia.

• Albert Walker, president of Bluefield State College in West Virginia, has been elected vice chair/secretary of the Higher Learning Commission/North Central Association Board of Trustees. The commission is the college accrediting agency for schools in 19 midwestern and south-central states.