Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Billy R. Thomas was promoted to assistant vice chancellor for diversity at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He was the associate dean for diversity at the university’s College of Medicine.

• Kimberly Barnes was named assistant director of event planning and communications in the alumni office of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. A 2004 graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, she has been working as a corporate events planner.

• Winston Crisp was promoted to vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was the assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and has served as an administrator at the university for 18 years.

Crisp is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte and the University of North Carolina School of Law.

• Shanna Jackson was named dean of extended services at the Williamson County campus of Columbia State Community College in Franklin, Tennessee. She was director of off-campus services and executive assistant to the president at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee.

Dr. Jackson holds an educational doctorate from Tennessee State University.

• Larry Robinson, professor of environmental science and vice president for research at the Environmental Studies Institute at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, was appointed by President Obama as assistant secretary for conservation and management at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In this position he will oversee ocean policy at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

• William C. Jenkins was named co-director of the Minority Health Project at the University of North Carolina. Previously he was affiliated with the Institute of African-American Research at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Jenkins is a graduate of Morehouse College. He holds a master’s degree in biostatistics from Georgetown University and a master of public health degree and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina.

• Margaret Hanétha Vété-Congolo, a member of the Bowdoin College faculty since 2001, was promoted to associate professor of Romance languages and was granted tenure.

Dr. Vété-Congolo holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane on the island of Martinique.