Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Harriet A. Roland, associate professor and director of the honors program at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, was named president-elect of the National Association of African-American Honors Programs.

Dr. Roland is a graduate of South Carolina State University. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in mass communication theory from the University of Florida.

• Gregory C. Harris was appointed chief of the department of public safety at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was a full-time faculty member in the department of criminal justice at South Carolina State University.

Harris is a graduate of Saint Leo University in Florida and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Kennesaw State University.

• Ruth J. Simmons, the president of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, was appointed to the advisory board of the National Museum of African-American History in Culture. The museum is scheduled to open in 2015 on the National Mall in Washington.

• Larry L. Earvin, president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, was named secretary of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Dr. Earvin is a graduate of Clark College. He holds a master’s degree from Georgia State University and a Ph.D. from Emory University.

• Bettye G. Wilson was named associate professor emerita at the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has served on the university’s clinical and diagnostics faculty since 1991.

• Harry Waters Jr., assistant professor of theater and dance at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, was awarded tenure. Waters, who is an accomplished actor on stage, screen, and television, is a graduate of Princeton University. He holds a master in fine arts degree from the University of Wisconsin.

• Chanta Haywood, dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, was appointed by the U.S. Department of Education to the Jacob K. Javits Fellows Program Fellowship Board.

• Jacqueline Jones Royster was appointed dean of Ivan Allen College and professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Institute of Technology. She will start at Georgia Tech this fall. Currently, Dr. Royster is senior vice provost and professor of English at Ohio State University.

Professor Royster is a graduate of Spelman College. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan.