Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Shelley I. White-Means, professor of health economics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, has been appointed to the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession of the American Economic Association.

Dr. White-Means is a graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.

• Terri Harris Reed was named vice provost for diversity and inclusion at George Washington University in the nation’s capital. She has been serving as vice provost for institutional equity and diversity at Princeton University.

A graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dr. Reed holds a master’s degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in rhetoric and intercultural communications from Howard University.

• Pamela Nolan Young was appointed adviser to the president and director of institutional diversity and equity at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She was director of human resource development at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts.

Young is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the law school at the University of Notre Dame. She also holds a master’s degree from Salem State College in Massachusetts.

• Phoebe Butler-Ajibade, assistant professor in the School of Education at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, was named president of the North Carolina Association for the Advancement of Health Education.

Dr. Butler-Ajibade is a graduate of Radford University in Virginia. She holds a master’s degree from Old Dominion University and an educational doctorate from George Washington University.

• Elva Bradley was promoted to assistant to the vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She has been serving as director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the university.

Dr. Bradley is a graduate of Tuskegee University. She holds a master’s degree from Auburn University and an educational doctorate from the University of Alabama.

• Carolyn Jacobs, dean of the School of Social Work at Smith College, was appointed to the board of trustees of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. She is the first African-American woman to sit on the Naropa board.

Dr. Jacobs is a graduate of Sacramento State University. She holds a master of social work degree from San Diego State University and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University.

• Annie Leslie, associate professor of sociology at Bowie State University in Maryland, was appointed to serve on the National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, a committee formed by the U.S. Department of Education.

Dr. Leslie holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

• Michael DeBaun, director of the Vanderbilt-Meharry Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease, was named to the J.C. Peterson, M.D. Chair in Pediatric Pulmonology at Vanderbilt University. He came to Vanderbilt last year from Washington University in St. Louis.