Zina L. Evans was named assistant provost and director of admissions at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She was the associate director of admissions at the University of Maryland at College Park. Evans is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a doctorate in college student personnel administration from the University of Maryland.

Wright L. Lassiter Jr. was named interim chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District in Texas. Dr. Lassiter has been president of El Centro College since 1986. Now 72 years old, Dr. Lassiter is not a candidate for permanent appointment as chancellor.

John L. Jackson Jr. was named associate professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He will also hold a joint appointment as an associate professor of anthropology at Penn. Jackson was an assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University.