Bruce Lewis was promoted to associate vice president for public safety at Northwestern University. He was the chief of the university’s police force.

Lewis is a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Grambling State University and is enrolled in the Ph.D. program in public administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

• Robert E. Taylor was appointed dean of the Howard University College of Medicine. He has served as chair of the medical school’s department of pharmacology since 1992. He also is director of the Howard University Alcohol Research Center.

Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Butler University. He holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology/toxicology from Purdue University. He received his medical training at Vanderbilt University.

• Sonia BasSheva Mañjon was named vice president for diversity and strategic marketing at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She will assume her duties at the end of the current academic year. Mañjon is currently director of the Center for Art in Public Life at the California College of the Arts in Oakland.

Dr. Mañjon is a graduate of UCLA. She holds a master’s degree in cultural anthropology and a Ph.D. in the humanities from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

• Judy “J.J.” Jackson was named vice president for institutional diversity at the University of Kentucky. She is currently dean of the college at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Dr. Jackson will assume her new duties on July 1.

Jackson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds a master’s degree in Francophone African literature, geography, and foreign policy from Bucknell University and a doctorate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

• Thaddeus McEwen, associate professor of business administration and director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business at North Carolina A&T State University, was elected chair of the Minority and Women Entrepreneurship Division of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.