Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Marie Sutton was named a media specialist in the office of public relations and marketing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A graduate of Stillman College, Sutton was a reporter for the Birmingham News.

• Pamela Haney was promoted to dean of science, business, and computer technology at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois. She was assistant dean of academic initiatives and accountability at the college.

Dr. Haney holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Norfolk State University. She earned a doctorate in interpersonal communication from Bowling Green State University.

• Ramona M. Hill was appointed vice president for enrollment management at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. She has been serving as associate provost for graduate and continuing studies at the college.

Hill holds bachelor’s degrees from Spelman College and the Georgia Institute of Technology. She earned a master’s degree in human resources management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

• Allison Blakely, the George and Joyce Wein Professor of African American Studies at Boston University, was appointed to the National Council on the Humanities by President Obama. After teaching at Howard University for 30 years, Dr. Blakely joined the faculty at BU in 2001.

Professor Blakely is a graduate of the University of Oregon. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

• K. Michael Francois was appointed director of the Office of Student Financial Services at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. He was director of financial aid and scholarships at the Shreveport campus of Southern University.

• Chanta A. Haywood was named associate vice chancellor for research and dean of graduate studies at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She was dean of graduate studies at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

Dr. Haywood is a graduate of Florida A&M University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of California at San Diego.

• Ronnie Harrison was appointed director of the Southern University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was principal of the Dalton Elementary Charter School in Baton Rouge.

Dr. Harrison is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.