• Jermaine Holmes was named director of student athlete academic support services at Virginia Tech. He was assistant director of student athlete support services at Ohio State University.

Holmes holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia Tech.

• LeKita V. Scott was named director of foundation relations at Syracuse University. She was the director of development for Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

• Phyllis Y. Watson was promoted to director of continuing education at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. She has been an administrator at the university for the past decade.

Watson is a graduate of Florida A&M University and holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. She is currently a doctoral candidate in organizational leadership.

• Diedrick Graham was promoted to the position of ombuds officer at Princeton University. He was the associate ombuds officer. He will be in charge of dispute resolution through mediation, counseling, or referrals to appropriate university services.

Graham is a graduate of the University of Alabama. He holds master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.

• Karla Garrett Harshaw, vice president of community development for Cox Ohio Publishing, will spend the remainder of the calendar year as “executive-on-loan” to Wilberforce University. Harshaw, a member of the university’s board of directors, will work on publicity and fundraising.