Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Johnnella E. Butler, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Spelman College in Atlanta, was appointed to the executive committee of the 21st Century Council of the Congressional Black Caucus Institute.

• Tracey B. Carter was named interim director of the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Compliance at Tennessee State University in Nashville. She was assistant director of the office and is also an adjunct faculty member in the university’s graduate school.

A graduate of Virginia Intermont College, Dr. Carter holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee as well as a master’s degree in public administration and an educational doctorate from Tennessee State.

• Angèle Kingué was appointed the first occupant of the David Morton and Leanne Freas Trout Professorship of French and Francophone Studies at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Professor Kingué, a native of Cameroon, has taught at Bucknell since 1988.

• Dereck J. Rovaris Sr. was named associate vice chancellor for academic and multicultural affairs at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He was special assistant to academic affairs at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Dr. Rovaris is a graduate of the University of Kansas. He holds a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Xavier University and an educational doctorate from the University of Illinois.

• Lloyd Antoine Blanchard was appointed chief operating officer at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. He previously served as vice provost for fiscal management at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Blanchard holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas at Austin. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University.

• Fred D’Aguiar was reappointed to a new term as the Gloria D. Smith Professor of Africana Studies at Virginia Tech. Professor D’Aguiar previously directed the master’s degree program in creative writing at the University of Miami.