• Edward G. Tolliver was appointed director of the Black Male College Explorers Program at Florida A&M University. He has served as assistant director of purchasing for the university.

• Youlanda Copeland-Morgan was appointed associate vice president for enrollment management and director of scholarships and student aid at Syracuse University. For the past decade she has served as vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.

• Wanda Johnson-Stokes was named broadcast director for public information at Clemson University in South Carolina. She was the public information director for the city of Greenville, South Carolina, and has extensive experience in the television news business.

• Debra Walker King, associate provost for faculty development at the University of Florida, has been named a fellow of the American Council on Education for the 2008-09 academic year. King has been on the faculty at the university since 1994.

• Joe Trotter, chair of the department of history and founding director of the Center for African-American Urban Studies and the Economy at Carnegie Mellon University, was named to the Giant Eagle Professorship in Humanities and Social Sciences at the university. The endowed chair was established by the charitable arm of the Giant Eagle supermarket chain.