• Fitz Hill is the new president of Arkansas Baptist College, a small historically black educational institution in Little Rock. Hill was the executive director of fundraising operations at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
  Previously, Hill served as head football coach at San Jose State University and as an assistant football coach at the University of Arkansas.
  Hill is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University. He holds a master's degree in student personnel services from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and a doctorate in higher education leadership from the University of Arkansas.

• James Lawson, pastor emeritus of the Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, will serve as the Visiting Distinguished University Professor for the 2006-07 academic year at Vanderbilt University. Lawson was expelled from the Vanderbilt University Divinity School in 1960 for participating in civil rights protests in Nashville. Although he was later reinstated he chose to transfer to the divinity school at Boston University.

• Cathy Kea, professor of curriculum and instruction at North Carolina A&T State University, was appointed to the advisory council of the National Association for the Education of African-American Children With Learning Disabilities.

• Tsegaye Habtemariam was named dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University. Since 1999 he has served as the associate dean for research and graduate studies. A native of Ethiopia, Dean Habtemariam holds a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of California at Davis.

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