Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Enrico Riley was appointed assistant professor of studio art at Dartmouth College. An abstract painter, Riley held a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

A 1995 graduate of Dartmouth, Riley earned a master’s of fine arts degree in painting from Yale University.

• Larry P. Thomas was named inaugural director of the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program at American University in Washington, D.C. Previously, he served as director of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program at Syracuse University.

Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rowan University and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Syracuse University, where he is currently pursuing an MBA. 

• Toni Stokes Jones was promoted to professor of educational media and technology at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

Dr. Jones holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit.

• Uva Coles was appointed dean of career management services at Peirce College in Philadelphia. A graduate of Claflin University in South Carolina, Coles was a vice president of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Philadelphia.

• Ronald H. Blackmon was named interim provost and vice president of academic affairs at Delaware State University in Dover. He was provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina from 2005 to 2008.

Dr. Blackmon is a graduate of Delaware State University. He holds a master’s degree in zoology and a Ph.D. in cell biology from Howard University.

• Lisa M. Coleman was named chief diversity officer and special assistant to the president at Harvard University. She was the chief diversity officer at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Dr. Coleman is a graduate of Dennison University in Granville, Ohio. She holds a master’s degree from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from New York University.