Daryll J. Pines was named dean and Nariman Farvardin Professor of Engineering at the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland. He has been on the university’s faculty since 1995, and since 2006 has served as chair of the department of aerospace engineering.

Dr. Pines is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from MIT.

• Evelyn Anderson was appointed internal audit director at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. She was a senior business consultant for International Profit Associates in Chicago.

Anderson is a graduate of the University of Houston and is a certified public accountant.

• Randy Groomes was named director of diversity relations and recruitment for Terry College at the University of Georgia. He was the director of multicultural programs for the university’s alumni association.

• Descatur Potier was named associate director for diversity recruitment at the undergraduate admissions office of the University of Georgia. He was an administrator for the Upward Bound program at the University of Massachusetts.

• Paul Edward Rowe was appointed to a two-year term as diplomat-in-residence on the campus of Spelman College in Atlanta. He has served in the State Department for 25 years, most recently as deputy director of the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations.

A graduate of Morehouse College, Rowe holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University.

• James P. Adams Jr. was named dean of the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. He was dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama.

A graduate of Tougaloo College, Adams holds a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Ph.D. in social work policy from the University of Minnesota.

• Lin Dawson was named director of athletics at Grambling State University in Louisiana. He was an athletics administrator at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dawson played for 10 years in the National Football League. He played college football at North Carolina State University but did not earn a degree there. He later finished his degree work at Northeastern University and went on to earn an MBA from Walden University.