Ivory V. Nelson, president of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, was named chair of the Presidents Council of the Division III colleges and universities that are members of the National Collegiate Athletics Association.

Colin Channer, author of several best-selling novels, is the newest member of the English department at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Jamaica, Channer is a graduate of Hunter College. He will teach creative writing at Medgar Evers College.

Dwight Datcher was named director of athletics at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He was the associate director of athletics at Georgetown University and formerly served as athletics director at the University of the District of Columbia.

McDonald Vick was named chief of police at the University of Kentucky. Vick was the chief of police at North Carolina Central University in Durham after serving for 18 years as a Durham police officer. While on the force, Vick earned a bachelor's and master's degrees in criminal justice at NCCU.

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