Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Deidra Lloyd was appointed director of advancement for the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama. She was a senior account manager for the Cox Radio network.

Lloyd is a graduate of the University of Alabama and holds a master’s degree in communication management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

• Kenneth W. Chandler was named director of corporate and foundation relations at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. Chandler has served as president of a fundraising consulting firm. He is also an adjunct professor at Strayer University.

• Alvin R. Jackson was appointed director of athletics at Tuskegee University in Alabama. He was the assistant athletics director at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. His wife, Faye Hall Jackson, is a member of the faculty at the Tuskegee University College of Business and Information Science.

• Ed Grier was named dean and professor of business at the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He was president of Disneyland Resort. Grier, a graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, has been an executive at Disney for 29 years.

• Khalid Fattah Griggs was appointed associate chaplain for the Muslim community at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Griggs is the imam of the Community Mosque in Winston-Salem.

Griggs, who converted to the Islam faith in 1972, is a graduate of Howard University.

• Tammie E. Quest, associate professor in the department of emergency medicine at Emory University, was named interim director of the university’s Center for Palliative Care.

• Alton Hornsby Jr., Fuller E. Callaway Professor of History at Morehouse College, has announced that he will retire by the end of this year. Dr. Hornsby has been president of the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists and the Southern Conference on African American Studies. He served for a quarter-century as editor of the Journal of Negro History.