Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Annette Gordon-Reed, professor of law, professor of history, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and a member of the board of trustees of Dartmouth College, was appointed to the board of the American Academy Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Professor Gordon-Reed is a 1981 graduate of Dartmouth College and she earned a law degree at Harvard. She is a past winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal and is a current MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

Victor Anderson was named John Fredrick Oberlin Alumni Professor of Christian Ethics at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

Dr. Anderson is a graduate of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. He earned a master’s degree at Calvin Theological Seminary and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in religion at Princeton University.

Darrell A. Brown was named director of the Small Business Development Center at Howard University. He was counsel to U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island.

Brown is a graduate of American University and the Howard University School of Law.

Natalie L. Mason-Kinsey was appointed director of diversity and equity programs at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She was director of the Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity at the City College of New York.

Mason-Kinsey is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Howard University School of Law.

Olufunmilayo F. Olopade, Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics at the University of Chicago, was appointed by President Obama to the National Cancer Advisory Board. Dr. Olopade has been on the University of Chicago faculty since 1991.

John W. Land was named trustee emeritus at Delaware State University. He has sat on the university’s board of trustees for the past 19 years.

A 1966 graduate of the university, Land played professional football for 10 years. He later served as an executive for Xerox and Delmarva Power.

Sidney A. Ribeau, president of Howard University in Washington, D.C., was named to the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.