Brenda Wilson-Hale was named vice president for university development and executive officer of the Washington State University Foundation. For the past year she has been the senior vice president at the WSU Foundation. Previously she was senior director of development at Michigan State University.

Wilson-Hale holds bachelor’s and law degrees from Wayne State University.

Angela Woods was appointed assistant director for access initiatives and academic services for the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program at Syracuse University in upstate New York.

Woods is a 2005 graduate of Syracuse University and holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Maryland.

Jeanne Arnold was appointed vice president for inclusion and equity at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. She was executive director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Arnold is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

• Shelton Rhodes was named dean of the new School of Business and Leadership at Villa Julie College in Owings Mills, Maryland. He was chair of the department of management, marketing, economics, and public administration at Bowie State University.

Professor Rhodes is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Howard University and a Ph.D. in urban services management from Old Dominion University.

• Jeffrey Smith was named vice president for student affairs at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was vice president for student affairs at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Smith is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University. He holds a master’s degree from the Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary and a doctorate in ministry degree from Gardner Webb University.

• Charles P. Ervin Jr., chair of the department of secondary education at Florida A&M University, was appointed by Florida governor Charlie Crist to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers.

• Benita D. Wolff was appointed associate dean for diversity at the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine. She was director of diversity and community outreach programs for the division of biology and biomedical sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

Wolff is a graduate of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. She holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Toledo.