• Theodore M. Shaw was named professor of professional practice at the Columbia Law School. He was director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Shaw is a graduate of Wesleyan University and holds a law degree from Columbia Law School.

• James M. Douglas was named interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Texas Southern University. Douglas has been on the faculty of the university’s law school since 1981.

Douglas holds bachelor’s and law degrees from Texas Southern University.

• Adom Getachew, a native of Ethiopia who was raised in Arlington, Virginia, was named the student representative to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors. Getachew is a junior at the university with a double major in politics and African-American studies.

• Dorothy Browne was named director of the Institute for Public Health at North Carolina A&T State University. She was director of the Prevention Sciences Research Center at Morgan State University.

Dr. Browne is a graduate of Bennett College and holds a master’s of social work degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She also earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in public health from Harvard University.