• William E. Hudson Jr. was appointed director of retention in the Office of Academic Affairs at Florida A&M University. He was the associate director of the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement at Florida State University.

Dr. Hudson earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Florida A&M University. He holds a Ph.D. in rehabilitation counseling from Florida State University.

• Melissa Jackson was named general counsel at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She was general counsel at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay.

Jackson is a graduate of Syracuse University. She holds a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin.

• Barbara L.J. Griffin was promoted to associate provost at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She was the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Griffin holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Morgan State University. She earned a Ph.D. in English and American literature from the University of Maryland.

• Gretchen Long was promoted to associate professor of history and granted tenure at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Professor Long holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

• Charles J. Gibbs was named interim vice provost for student affairs at Howard University. He has been serving as dean of residence life at the university.

Gibbs holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Howard University. He is currently studying for his doctorate at the Howard University School of Education.

• George R. Johnson Jr. was named dean of the Elon University School of Law. He has been serving as interim dean since last summer. He has been a faculty member at the law school since its founding in 2006. Previously he was a full professor at the Howard University law school and also served as president of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis.

• Franzetta Fitz was promoted to director of instructional technology at Florida A&M University. Fitz has been an administrator at the university since 1992.

She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida A&M University.