• B. Afeni Cobham was named assistant provost for student life at the University of Denver. She was the assistant dean for student life and associate director of residential programs at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cobham is a graduate of Marist College. She holds master’s degrees from the University of Georgia and Indiana University and a doctorate in higher education from Indiana University.

• Timothy Tee Boddie, the chaplain at Hampton University, the historically black educational institution in Virginia, was elected president of the National Association of College and University Chaplains. He is the first African American to be elected president of the organization.

• Lorraine Newton Lalli was promoted to assistant dean of students at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. She was the associate director of academic support and director of diversity and outreach programs at the university.  Lalli is a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College and holds a law degree from Roger Williams University.

• Linda Bradley was named director of the Daytona Beach campus of the University of Central Florida. She was an associate executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Earlier in her career she was an assistant professor of psychology at Bethune-Cookman University, the historically black educational institution in Daytona Beach.

Dr. Bradley is a graduate of St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee and an educational doctorate from Florida State University.

• Carmen E. Tillery was appointed dean of students at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. She was the director of student support services at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, North Carolina.

Dr. Tillery is a business administration graduate of Northern Illinois University. She holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Iowa State University.

• Phail Wynn Jr., president of Durham Technical Community College for the past 27 years, has announced his retirement at the end of 2007. Dr. Wynn was the first African American to serve as a community college president in North Carolina.

A few days later, after Wynn said he was stepping down, it was announced that he would become vice president for Durham and regional affairs at Duke University.

Dr. Wynn, now 59 years old, is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He holds a master’s degree in educational psychology from North Carolina State University, an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctorate from North Carolina State University.

• Alton B. Pollard III was named dean of the Howard University School of Divinity. He was an associate professor of religion and culture at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. At Emory, Dr. Pollard was also director of the program on black church studies.

Dean Pollard is a graduate of Fisk University. He holds a master’s degree in divinity from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Duke University. He will assume his new position at Howard on July 1.

• Angela L. Walker Franklin was named executive vice president at Meharry Medical College. She was the associate vice president and vice dean for academic and student affairs at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Dr. Franklin is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Emory University.