Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Michelle D. Hill was appointed director of alumni relations at Norfolk State University in Virginia. She was director of alumni relations at the University of Maryland College in Adelphi.

Hill is a 1996 graduate of Norfolk State University and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Howard University.

Michael Cunningham, an associate professor of psychology at Tulane University who holds a joint appointment in African and African diaspora studies, was named executive director of the university’s Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching.

Professor Cunningham, who has taught at Tulane for the past decade, is a graduate of Morehouse College. He holds a Ph.D. from Emory University.

Xuri Maurice Allen was appointed director of admissions/recruitment at the University of the Virgin Islands. He formerly served as director of admissions at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Dr. Allen holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in counseling and counseling education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Claude Joseph-Phillip Poux was named business/operations manager at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Waves Observatory Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.

Poux is a graduate of Brandeis University. He holds an MBA and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago. He also holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism.

Anthony C. Nelson, dean of the College of Business at Bowie State University in Maryland, was elected president of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Business Deans Roundtable.

A graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, Dean Nelson holds master’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and the Dallas Theological Seminary. He earned a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Kimberly S. Brown was appointed director of academic advising in the division of undergraduate education at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. She was serving as interim associate vice provost for academic support services at the university.

Dr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Richmond. She holds a master’s degree from Radford University and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.