• Ingrid Wicker-McCree was promoted to director of athletics at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She has worked at the university for the past 15 years, most recently as the associate athletics director for internal affairs.

Wicker-McCree is a graduate of George Washington University. She is currently working toward a doctorate in higher educational administration at North Carolina State University, where she earlier earned a master’s degree in recreation resources administration.

• Jay Harris, director of the Center for the Study of Journalism and Democracy at the University of Southern California, was named cochair of the Pulitzer Prize Board. Harris is the former executive editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and former publisher of the San Jose Mercury News.

• Diedrick Graham was named associate ombuds officer at Princeton University. He was the student ombudsman at San Diego State University.

Graham, a former Navy chaplain, is a graduate of the University of Alabama. He holds master’s degrees from the Interdenominational Theological Center and the University of Oklahoma.

• Jonda C. McNair, an assistant professor of reading education at Clemson University in South Carolina, was elected to serve on the Coretta Scott King Book Award Jury of the American Library Association.

Dr. McNair is a graduate of the University of Florida. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in language, literacy, and culture from Ohio State University.

• Beverly Edmond was appointed interim president of Alabama A&M University. She has served as provost at the university for the past two years. Previously, she was vice provost at Clark Atlanta University.

• Deborah E. McDowell, the Alice Griffin Professor of Literary Studies at the University of Virginia, was named the new director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the university.

Dr. McDowell has been on the faculty at the University of Virginia since 1987. She is a graduate of Tuskegee University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Purdue University.