• Freida Jones was named interim director of financial aid at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. She has served as president of the Georgia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and was vice president of the Southern Association for Student Financial Aid Professionals.

• Lisa Montgomery was named vice president for enrollment management and student success at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. She was vice president for student development and enrollment management at Hostos Community College, a division of the City University of New York.

Dr. Montgomery is a graduate of the University of Arkansas. She holds a master’s degree from Florida State University and an educational doctorate from the University of Virginia.

• Cammie Dean was appointed assistant director of student development at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was director of student life at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.

• Jonathan Jansen was named rector and vice chancellor of the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He is the first black person to hold the position. Blacks make up nearly two thirds of the student body at the university.

Jansen was a professor of education at the University of Witwatersrand and former dean of education at the University of Pretoria.

• K. Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy at Princeton University, was named president of PEN American Center, a 3,400-member association of writers and editors. The center is dedicated to advancing literature, defending free expression, and fostering international literary fellowship.