Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Derek A. Carter was appointed director of athletics at Delaware State University in Dover. Since 2003 he has been the athletics director at Bowie State University in Maryland. Prior to that appointment, Carter was athletics director at Virginia State University.

Carter is a graduate of Virginia Tech and holds a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Tennessee.

• James C. Renick was named executive assistant and senior adviser to the president of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. Renick was a senior associate at the consulting firm Penson and Associates. Formerly he was chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University.

Dr. Renick is a graduate of Central State University. He holds a master’s of social work degree from the University of Kansas and a doctorate from Florida State University.

• Dell Robinson was appointed commissioner of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. He was the associate commissioner for legislative and compliance services for the Mid-America Conference.

Robinson is a graduate of Ohio University. He holds a master’s degree in sports administration from Iowa State University.

• Michael Leo Owens was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in the department of political science at Emory University in Atlanta.

A graduate of Syracuse University with a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany, Dr. Owens is the author of God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America (University of Chicago Press, 2007).