Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Carlo D. Laurore was appointed director of gift planning at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. He was vice president of business services at Branch Banking & Trust in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Laurore is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and holds a graduate degree from Louisiana State University.

• Regina V.K. Williams was named interim vice president for finance and administration at Norfolk State University in Virginia. Williams is the former city manager of Norfolk.

Williams is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

• Trae T. Cotton was appointed vice chancellor for student affairs at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He was associate vice president and dean of students at Radford University in Virginia.

Dr. Cotton is a graduate of the University of North Texas. He holds a master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University and an educational doctorate from Walden University.

• Marcus Fogle was named manager of the annual fund in the Division of Institutional Advancement at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Fogle is a 2009 graduate of the university and is currently studying for an MBA at the Claflin School of Business.

• John McKnight was promoted to associate dean of students and director of multicultural development at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was associate dean of the college.

McKnight is a graduate of the University of Florida. He holds a master’s degree from Indiana University and is currently completing an educational doctorate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

• Grant D. Venerable II has retired from his position as provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Venerable earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Chicago. He is the author of six books and is an accomplished musician and painter.