Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Adele S. Newson-Horst was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Morgan State University in Baltimore, effective July 1. Currently, she is a professor of English at Missouri State University.

Professor Newson-Horst earned a Ph.D. in American literature at Michigan State University.

• Lisa Brock was named academic director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. She will begin her new assignment in September. Currently, Dr. Brock is associate professor of African history and diaspora studies and chair of the department of humanities, history, and social sciences at Columbia College in Chicago.

Professor Brock holds a Ph.D in African history from Northwestern University.

• Jann Joseph was appointed dean of the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. When she takes her new post in July, Dr. Joseph will also assume a tenured professorship in teacher education. Since 2006, she has served as associate dean for professional development and administration at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.

Dr. Joseph earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. She earned a doctorate at the University of Wisconsin.

• Rosalynn Martin was named director of human resources at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. A graduate of Alcorn State University in Mississippi, she holds an MBA from Jackson State University. She is currently completing doctoral work at the University of Memphis.

• Terence Blanchard, the Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer, was appointed artistic director of the Henry Mancini Institute of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He has served as the artistic director of the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz.

When he begins his new duties this fall, Blanchard will spend one week each month on the University of Miami campus.

• Danita Nias was appointed executive director of the University of Florida Alumni Association, effective July 1. Currently, she is assistant vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Maryland, College Park.

A graduate of the University of Maryland, Nias holds a master's degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.