• Zelia Wiley, assistant dean of diversity at the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, was elected president of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences.

Dr. Wiley is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University. She holds a Ph.D. from Penn State.

• Oliver G. McGee III was named vice president for research and compliance at Howard University. He was a professor of civil engineering at Ohio State University.

Dr. McGee was the first African American to be named a full professor and department chair at Ohio State’s College of Engineering. A graduate of Ohio State University, he holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from the University of Arizona. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

• Benjamin J. Rawlins was named senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He was the deputy chancellor for legal affairs for the Oregon University System.

Rawlins is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He holds a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a law degree from Georgetown University.

• Bobby Vassar was named rector of the board of visitors of Norfolk State University, the historically black educational institution in Virginia. Vassar, who has served on the board since 2003, is a graduate of the university. Vassar is majority counsel at the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C.