Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Cilas Kemedjio, associate professor of French and Francophone studies at the University of Rochester, was named director of the university’s Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies.

• Glenn Loury, the Merton P. Stolz Professor of the Social Sciences at Brown University, was elected to American Philosophical Society.

Professor Loury, who has taught at Brown since 2005, is a graduate of Northwestern University. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from MIT.

• Glenn Proctor, executive editor and vice president for news at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, is retiring in June. This September he will become the Donald W. Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Professor in the department of journalism and mass communications at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

• Floyd Little, a member of the Hall of Fame for both college and professional football is returning to his alma mater as special assistant to the Syracuse University athletics director. He will be responsible for development and donor relations, assisting with student-athlete and team development and prospective student-athlete on-campus recruitment activities.

Little is a 1967 graduate of Syracuse University and a 1975 graduate of the College of Law at the University of Denver.

• Delores Johnson Price was appointed interim dean of the School of Education at Alabama A&M University. Since 2003 she has been an associate professor in the department of curriculum, teaching, and educational leadership and has chaired the department since 2008.

Dr. Price holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Evansville in Indiana. She earned her doctorate at Loyola University in Chicago.

• Michelle Garfield Cooke was named interim associate provost for institutional diversity at the University of Georgia. She has been serving as associate dean at the university's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. She also teaches history and African-American studies courses.

Dr. Cooke is a graduate of Princeton University. She holds a master’s degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. in history from Duke University.