Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• M. Evelyn Fields, associate professor of family and consumer sciences and president of the Faculty Senate at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, was elected to the board of directors of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education.

Dr. Fields holds master’s and doctoral degrees in childhood education from the University of South Carolina.

• Katreshia Louis Verrett was appointed associate director of athletics for compliance at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She was the compliance coordinator for the athletics department at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Verrett is a graduate of the University of Miami and the Southern University Law Center.

• Cassandra M. Robinson was appointed director of university relations and marketing at Bowie State University in Maryland. She was associate director of university marketing at the University of Maryland College Park.

Robinson is a graduate of the Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Michigan.

• John E. Smalls, senior vice president for finance, facilities and management information systems at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, has announced that he will retire on June 30. Smalls has served as the university’s chief fiscal officer for the past eight years.

• LaSalle D. Leffall, the Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery at Howard University College of Medicine, was elected chair of the board of directors of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s leading breast cancer research organization. Dr. Leffall previously led the organization from 2002 to 2007.

• Barbara J. Ellis was named vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer at North Carolina A&T State University. She has served as interim vice chancellor for the past year.

Ellis is a graduate of North Carolina A&T and holds an MBA from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.

• Renee Alexander was appointed associate dean of students and director of intercultural programs at Cornell University. Since 2006 she has served as director of diversity alumni programs at the university. Alexander is a 1974 graduate of Cornell.