Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Leon Wyden was named vice president of financial affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond. For the past three years he has been deputy controller at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Wyden is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy.

• Jamal Sowell was appointed executive assistant to the president of the University of Florida. A former student body president at the university, Sowell has spent the last three years in the Marine Corps. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2005 and earned a master’s degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

• Luther S. Williams was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Tuskegee University in Alabama. He has been serving as dean of graduate studies and director of the integrative biosciences Ph.D. program.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds a master’s degree from what is now Clark Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in microbial physiology from Purdue University.

• Reena N. Goldthree is a new instructor of African and African-American studies at Dartmouth College. She is completing her Ph.D. in history at Duke University. Goldthree is a graduate of Columbia University and holds a master’s degree from Duke.

• Jerolyn Chapman Navarro was appointed vice chancellor of diversity and outreach at the University of California at San Francisco. Since 1990 she has been a member of the anesthesia faculty at the university.

Dr. Navarro completed her medical training at the University of California at San Francisco and added a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

• Huey Thornton was named chief of police and deputy director of public safety at Alabama State University in Montgomery. Thornton served for 21 years on the Montgomery Police Department, most recently as head of the traffic division.