Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Uchenna Elike, professor of economics and finance at Alabama A&M University, was appointed to serve on the College Board’s National Advanced Placement Microeconomics Development Committee.

Dr. Elike holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Alabama.

Shelby F. Lewis, professor emerita at Clark Atlanta University and executive director of the Lewis Foundation, was appointed by President Obama to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Dr. Lewis is a graduate of Southern University. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of New Orleans.

Karen A. Jones was appointed executive director for equity and access in the department of human resources at Virginia Tech. She was director of corporate diversity at Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield in Rochester, New York.

Dr. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She also earned a master’s degree from the State University of New York College of Brockport.

Diane Bowles was promoted to vice president for government sponsored programs and applied research at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has been serving as the university’s Title III administrator and director of the Smith Institute for Applied Research.

Antionette Marbray was named interim vice president and general counsel at Bowie State University in Maryland. She has been serving as interim vice president for legal affairs at the university.

Marbray is a graduate of the University of South Florida and the Duke University School of Law. She also holds a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Florida.

Janet Hayes Southerland is the new dean of the School of Dentistry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She was chair of the department of hospital dentistry at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Southerland holds dental and Ph.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.