Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Bryant T.T. Bell has been appointed development officer at Delaware State University. He has served as a brokerage officer at Wilmington Trust and as an administrator at Delaware Technical and Community College.

Bell holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Delaware State University.

• Darryl Crompton was appointed vice president for governmental affairs and university counsel at Tuskegee University in Alabama. He was director of the Institute for Public Policy at the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation.

• Ross Roberts was appointed assistant professor of accounting at the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University in North Carolina.

Roberts is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and is completing his doctorate in accounting at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

• Stephen M. Avery, assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Pennsylvania medical school, was appointed program director of the university’s Masters of Medical Physics program.

Dr. Avery is a graduate of Millersville University in Pennsylvania. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Hampton University.

• Robert Reid-Pharr was promoted to Distinguished Professor of English at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He holds a Ph.D. in American studies from Yale University.

• Jennifer Keane-Dawes was named dean of graduate studies at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She has served as interim dean.

Dr. Keane-Dawes is a graduate of the University of the West Indies. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in intercultural communication from Howard University.

• Charles M. Payne, the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, was appointed interim chief education officer of the Chicago public school system. Dr. Payne will serve in this capacity until May.

Payne is a 1970 graduate of Syracuse University and holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University.

• David Jones has been promoted to vice president of human resources at Stanford University. He was serving as associate vice president for employee and management services.

Jones is a graduate of Morehouse College and holds law degrees from Howard University and the Georgetown University Law Center.