• William E. Moore, professor of chemistry at Southern University in Baton Rouge,was elected to a second term on the Chemistry Department's Industrial Advisory Committee for the College of Science at Purdue University.

A graduate of Southern University, in 1967 Dr. Moore was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry from Purdue.

• Jamina Scippio-McFadden was appointed assistant professor of mass communications at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. A former television producer and reporter, she served as director of career services at Tallahassee Community College.

Professor Scippio-McFadden is a graduate of Bethune-Cookman College and holds a master’s degree from the University of Florida.

• Leo E. Rouse, dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, was selected to serve on the Commission on Dental Accreditation, the accrediting body for all dental schools in the United States.

• Jendayi E. Frazer was named a distinguished public service professor at Carnegie Mellon University with a joint appointment in the department of social and decision sciences and the School of Public Policy and Management. She was the assistant secretary of state for African affairs in the Bush administration. She also served as U.S. ambassador to South Africa.

Professor Frazer holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree in international policy studies, and a Ph.D. in political science, all from Stanford University.

• John L. Jackson Jr., Richard Perry University Associate Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, was chosen as one of the eight inaugural Penn Fellows, a leadership development program at the university.

• Derrick Robertson was named assistant director of admission at Williams College in Massachusetts. Robertson, a graduate of Southern University, was director of student outreach for the Department of Social Services in Opelousas, Louisiana.