Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Matthew C. Whitaker, associate professor of history at Arizona State University, was elected president of the board of directors at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center in Phoenix.

Dr. Whitaker holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in history from Michigan State University.

• Valerie P. Wilson was promoted to associate provost and director of institutional diversity at Brown University. She has been serving as associate dean of the graduate school and clinical professor of community health.

Dr. Wilson is a graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics from Johns Hopkins University.

• Barbara A. Lofton, director of diversity programs for the business school at the University of Arkansas, was elected vice president/president-elect of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education. She will serve as the association’s president from 2011 to 2013.

• Said L. Sewell, an associate professor in the department of history, geography, political science, and criminal justice at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, was named executive director of the university’s Academic Success Center.

Dr. Sewell is a graduate of Morehouse College. He holds a master’s degree from Texas Southern University and a Ph.D. in political science from Clark Atlanta University.

• William Bynum Jr. was appointed vice president for student services at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He was vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

A graduate of Davidson College, Dr. Bynum holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from Duke University.