Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Jeffrey S. Lowe was appointed associate director of the Mid-Sized Cities Policy Research Institute at the University of Memphis. Dr. Lowe was also named a visiting associate professor at the university.

Dr. Lowe is a graduate of Howard University. He holds a master’s degree from Morgan State University and a Ph.D. in urban planning and policy development from Rutgers University.

• Lucille Maugé was promoted to vice president for business and finance at Clark Atlanta University. Since 2006 she has been the chief compliance officer at the university.

A graduate of Southern University, Maugé holds an MBA from Babson College.

• Eve J. Higginbotham, senior vice president and executive dean for health services at Howard University, was appointed to a four-year term as a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

• William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University in Virginia, was named by President Obama as chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

• Mona Newsome Wicks, professor and associate dean for research at the College of Nursing of the University of Tennessee, was named to the Health Disparities and Equity Promotion study section of the National Institutes of Health. The panel reviews grant requests for research into eliminating racial disparities in healthcare.

• James H. Johnson Jr. was appointed chair of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology at the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Johnson is professor emeritus of civil engineering and former dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences at Howard University.

Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Howard University. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware.

• Melody C. Pierce was named vice chancellor for student affairs at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She will assume her new position this summer. Currently, Dr. Pierce is vice chancellor for student affairs at Winston-Salem State University.

Pierce holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Illinois University and a doctorate in university administration from Michigan State University.

• Hosetta Belcher Coleman, a senior vice president for Fifth Third Bank, was appointed to the board of directors of the Florida A&M University Foundation.

Coleman is a graduate of Tuskegee University and holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix.