Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Albert D. Sam II, a vascular surgeon and clinical assistant professor at the medical school of Louisiana State University, was named by Governor Bobby Jindal to the Louisiana Board of Regents. He is the only black member of the board.

Dr. Sam is a graduate of Morehouse College and the medical school at Duke University.

• Artis Hampshire-Cowan, senior vice president and secretary at Howard University, was appointed to the board of directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Hampshire-Cowan is a graduate of Morris Brown College and the Temple University Law Center.

• Justin D. McKenzie was appointed associate provost and chief information officer at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He was associate vice president and chief information officer at the Florida Institute of Technology.

McKenzie holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi. He holds an MBA and is currently working toward a doctorate from William Carey University.

• William C. Hunter, dean of the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, has announced that he will retire at the close of the academic year. He has served as dean for the past five years.

A graduate of Hampton University, Dr. Hunter holds an MBA and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

• Freddie L. Parker, interim chair of the department of history at North Carolina Central University, was named chair of the North Carolina African-American Heritage Commission.

Dr. Parker holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University and a Ph.D. in American history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

• Melvin McBean was appointed student activities supervisor at the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands. He was teaching English as a second language to students at the Wall Street Institute in Hamburg, Germany.

McBean holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

• Norman Fortenberry, founding director of the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education at the National Academy of Engineering, was appointed executive director of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Dr. Fortenberry holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from MIT.

• Valerie Montgomery Rice was named dean and executive vice president of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She will assume her new position in June. Dr. Rice currently serves as professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Center for Women’s Health Research at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Rice received her medical training at Harvard Medical School.