Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Deborah Jackson was appointed president of Cambridge College in Massachusetts. She has served for the past decade as CEO of the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts. Jackson is a graduate of Northeastern University and did graduate work in urban studies at MIT.

• Marcus L. Martin was named vice president and chief officer for diversity and equity at the University of Virginia. He has served in the position in an interim capacity since July 2009.  Previously, he was chair of the department of emergency medicine at the University of Virginia Health System.

Dr. Martin is a graduate of North Carolina State University and the Eastern Virginia Medical School.

• Cynthia B. Dillard was named the Mary Frances Early Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Georgia. She will assume the endowed professorship in January. Currently, Dr. Dillard is a professor of multicultural education at the School of Teaching and Learning at Ohio State University. She is the author of On Spiritual Strivings: Transforming an African-American Woman’s Academic Life.

Professor Dillard is a graduate of Central Washington University. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Washington State University.

• Agatha Onwunli is the new registrar at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. She was a consultant for CedarCrestone Inc.

Dr. Onwunli holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tuskegee University and a doctorate in higher education from Florida State University.

• Walter J. Hood Jr., the Beatrix Farrand Distinguished Chair in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California at Berkeley, was named the Robert R. Taylor Fellow in the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Hood is spending the spring semester at MIT.

Professor Hood holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina State University and a second master’s degree from the Art Institute of Chicago.

• Stephen Martin was named interim vice president for business and fiscal affairs at Tuskegee University in Alabama. He has been serving as senior director of internal auditing and risk assessment at the university.

Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin and an MBA from Tulane University.

• Donnell Scott, director of the Executive Master of Public Administration Program at North Carolina Central University in Durham, was elected institutional director of the American Society for Public Administration.

Dr. Scott is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. He holds a master’s degree in American studies from Seton Hall University and an educational doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.