A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Central State University, the historically black educational institution in Wilberforce, Ohio. She previously served as provost at Howard University.

Dr. Caldwell-Colbert is a graduate of Spelman College. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia.

Marlon C. Lynch is the new chief of campus police at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has served as assistant chief since August 2005. He previously was chief of campus police at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Lynch is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Boston University.

Mamadou Diouf was named director of the Institute for African Studies at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Professor Diouf also will join the faculty of the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Culture. His appointment is effective in July.

Diouf is currently a professor of history at the University of Michigan and also teaches African-American and African studies courses.

A native of Senegal, Diouf earned his Ph.D. at the Sorbonne.

Mark Kiel was appointed interim vice chancellor of development and university relations at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. A certified public accountant, Kiel has served as an associate professor of accounting at the university since 2004.

Kiel is a graduate of Alabama State University. He holds an MBA from Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Georgia.

Edward McLean was named director of athletics at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. He was the director of athletics at Elizabeth City State University.

McLean holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University. He earned a doctorate at the University of Tennessee.