• Beverly Washington Jones, provost and vice president for academic affairs at North Carolina Central University, was named president of the Association of Chief Academic Officers of the Southern States.

• Richard D. Parsons, former CEO of Time Warner, was appointed to the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy at Howard University. Parsons will hold the chair through the 2008-09 academic year.

• Olufemi Vaughan was named professor of Africana studies and professor of history at Bowdoin College. He was a professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he also served as associate provost and associate dean in the graduate school.

• Dorothy Mosby was promoted to associate professor of Spanish and granted tenure at Mount Holyoke College. Dr. Mosby teaches courses on Afro-Hispanic literature.

• John Frank Green was named president/dean of Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been serving as the pastor of the Bethel AME Church in Tallahassee, Florida.