Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Kevin McDonald was named chief diversity officer at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He was vice president for equity and inclusion at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg.

A graduate of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, McDonald earned a law degree from Ohio State University.

• Regina Robinson Alston was appointed director of the Quality Enhancement Plan office at North Carolina Central University in Durham. The office is entrusted with enhancing students’ written and speaking skills. Professor Alston has been a member of the university’s English department since 1978.

• Shirley Franklin, the outgoing mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, was named William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professor at Spelman College in Atlanta. Franklin will teach politics and urban leadership courses during the spring 2010 semester.

• Karla FC Holloway, the James B. Duke Professor of English and professor of law at Duke University, has been elected a fellow of the Hastings Center. The center, based in New York, is a leading research institution in the field of bioethics.

• George Harris was named dean of university records, admissions, and financial aid at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was dean of academic advising and registrar at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina.

• John A. Williams, was named interim provost, interim vice president for academic affairs, and vice president for institutional research, assessment, and planning at Tuskegee University in Alabama. He was director of institutional effectiveness at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of Southern University at Baton Rouge and holds an educational doctorate from Kansas State University.