Appointments, Promotions and Retirements

• Joy Paige was appointed vice president for institutional advancement at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was senior vice president and community affairs manager for Wachovia Corp.

• James E. Swanson Sr., resident bishop of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church, was elected to the board of trustees of Emory University in Atlanta.

Bishop Swanson is a graduate of Southern Bible College. He holds a master’s degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta and is currently working toward a doctor of ministry degree at Southern Methodist University.

• Larry Robinson has been named vice president for research at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He is the director of the Environmental Cooperative Science Center at the university.

Dr. Robinson is a graduate of Memphis State University. He holds a Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry from Washington University.

• Onwubiko Agozino was named professor of sociology and director of the Africana studies program at Virginia Tech. He will start at the university this coming fall. Currently he is deputy dean for graduate studies and research at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago.

A graduate of the University of Calabar in Nigeria, he holds a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh.