• LeRoy Pernell is the new dean of the College of Law at Florida A&M University. He was dean of the College of Law at Northern Illinois University.

Dean Pernell is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He holds a law degree from Ohio State University.

• Sean Decatur was appointed professor of chemistry and biochemistry and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College. He held an endowed chair in chemistry and was associate dean of faculty for science at Mount Holyoke College.

Dean Decatur is a graduate of Swarthmore College. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University.