• Patricia L. Hardaway, who for the past year has been provost at Wilberforce University in Ohio, will serve as interim president of the historically black educational institution when Floyd Flake steps down at the end of June. Hardaway is a graduate of Wilberforce University.

• Timothy A. Minor was named associate vice chancellor for development and university relations at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. He was director of development for centers and institutes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

• Teresa L. Fry Brown, associate professor at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, was appointed director of the school’s Black Church Studies Program.

Professor Brown is a graduate of Central Missouri State University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the Iliff School of Theology at the University of Denver.

• Valentine James was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clarion University in Clarion, Pennsylvania. He was dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Dr. James is a graduate of Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee. He holds a master’s degree in environmental science from Governors State University in Illinois and a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from Texas A&M University.