• Charles McClelland was named director of athletics at Texas Southern University in Houston. For the past seven years, Dr. McClelland has been the athletics director at Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

McClelland is a graduate of Prairie View and also holds an MBA from the university. He recently completed an educational doctorate at Texas A&M University.

• Alfred Ashford, professor of clinical medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and director of medicine at the Harlem Hospital Center, has been appointed senior associate dean of the Harlem Hospital Center affiliation with Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Ashford is a graduate of Rutgers University and the Georgetown University School of Medicine.