Valencia Thomas was appointed assistant professor of dermatology at the Yale University School of Medicine. She was a Mohs Surgery Fellow in the dermatologic surgery unit at the Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Thomas earned her medical degree at the University of Chicago.

Michelle Carter was promoted to interim director of research and sponsored programs at the Mankato campus of Minnesota State University. She was the director of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Programs.

Carter is a graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans. She holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University and a law degree from the Southern University Law Center.

Carlos R. Clark was named assistant provost for student financial aid at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. He was director of financial aid at Alabama A&M University. He holds a bachelor’s, master’s, and educational doctorate from the University of Mississippi.