Lloyd V. Hackley was named interim deputy chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Dr. Hackley, who is chancellor emeritus of Fayetteville State University, will head the university until a permanent replacement can be found for outgoing chancellor James C. Renick. Dr. Renick is taking an executive position at the American Council on Education.

Vanessa Williams Smith is the new assistant director for retention and outreach programs at the Office of Institution Diversity at the University of Georgia. She was the director of multicultural services at the university.

Daniel K. Wims was appointed executive vice president for academic affairs at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. He was an associate professor and assistant vice president for student affairs at South Carolina State University.

Wims is a 1987 graduate of Fort Valley State University. He has a master’s degree in agricultural education from Ohio State University and a doctorate from the University of Maryland.