Clarence Newsome, president of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, was appointed to the North Carolina State Ethics Commission by the majority leader of the North Carolina state Senate. The commission has the authority to investigate ethics violations by any member of the state government.

Leslie King-Hammond, dean of graduate studies and professor of art history at the Maryland Institute College of Art, was elected chair of the board of directors of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture in Baltimore.

Dr. King-Hammond is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. She holds master’s degrees from Louisiana State University at Shreveport and the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.