Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Dwight A. McBride, who recently returned to Northwestern University after serving as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was named the Daniel Hale Williams Professor at Northwestern.

Dr. McBride is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a Ph.D. from UCLA.

Cleveland L. Sellers Jr., president of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, was elected chair of the Association of Episcopal Colleges of the U.S chapter of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion. The group represents 120 higher education institutions worldwide.

Richard S. Baker was named provost and chief academic officer at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles. He has been serving as an associate professor of ophthalmology at the university and at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine.

Dr. Baker is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad was named director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library. He will assume the post in July 2011. Currently, Dr. Muhammad is an assistant professor of history at the University of Indiana.

Dr. Muhammad is a 1993 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2004 he earned a Ph.D. in American history from Rutgers University.