Vivian Barnette was appointed director of counseling at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She was a staff psychologist and interim counseling director at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Barnette is a graduate of Western Carolina University. She holds a master’s degree in counseling from North Carolina A&T and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University.

Ozzie Harris II was appointed senior vice provost for diversity and community development at Emory University. He was the special assistant to the president for institutional diversity and equity at Dartmouth College.

A graduate of Dartmouth College, Harris earned a law degree at the Vermont Law School.

Richee-Lori Smith was named vice provost for development at the Newark campus of Rutgers University. She was the national director of workplace initiatives for the United Negro College Fund.

Smith is a graduate of Hampton University and holds an MBA and a law degree from Rutgers.

Lori Williams was named director of academic certification at the Eligibility Center of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. A graduate of Baylor University, Williams holds a law degree from Texas Tech University.

Ruth Witherspoon was promoted to interim dean of the College of Law at Florida A&M University. She was the associate dean for administration and student services. The search for a permanent dean will be put on hold until new the Florida A&M president, James H. Ammons, takes office this coming summer.

Kassie Freeman was named vice president for academic and student affairs for the Southern University system. She was the dean for academic achievement at Bowdoin College in Maine and previously served as dean of educational and psychological studies at Dillard University in New Orleans.

A graduate of Tuskegee University, Freeman holds a doctorate from Emory University.

Dorothy Reed was named assistant provost at Purdue University. She was the director of the Office of Supportive Services at Michigan State University.

A graduate of Tuskegee University, Reed holds a master’s degree in vocational education and counseling from Purdue and a doctorate in college and university administration from Michigan State University.

David Satcher, former surgeon general of the United States and current holder of the Pouissant-Satcher-Cosby Chair in Mental Health at the Morehouse School of Medicine, was named to the board of directors of the insurance giant, MetLife.

Carey Bailey, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, is the new head football coach at Howard University. He was the defensive line coach for the football team at the University of Minnesota.