• Andrew Hugine, president of South Carolina State University, was appointed by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Finance Board.

• Miji Bell was named director of public relations and communications at North Carolina Central University. She was a marketing communications manager at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.

Bell is a graduate of Bennett College for Women and holds a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

• Nathaniel Stinson Jr. was named acting director of the Office of Scientific Programs of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health. He was a professor of family and community medicine at Meharry Medical College.

Dr. Stinson holds both a medical degree and a Ph.D. in environmental biology from the University of Colorado.

• Paul Bibbins, dean of the Ohio University branch campus in St. Clairsville, announced that he will leave the university at the end of the year to take over the presidency of a non-profit educational foundation in Virginia. Bibbins has led the satellite campus since 2004. He previously was a professor of biology, dean, and interim president of Kentucky State University.