Danielle Allen, dean of the division of humanities and professor of the classics and political science at the University of Chicago, was named to the board of trustees of Amherst College.

Professor Allen is a graduate of Princeton University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in the classics from King’s College at Cambridge University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. She has been a member of the faculty at the University of Chicago since 1997.

Soncia Reagins-Lilly was appointed senior associate vice president and dean of students at the University of Texas at Austin. She was the assistant vice chancellor for student affairs administration at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Lilly is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine. She holds a master’s degree in education from California State University at San Bernardino and an educational doctorate from the University of Southern California.