• Dwight A. McBride was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was a professor of English and communications and chair of the department of African-American studies at Northwestern University.

Before going to Northwestern in 2002, Professor McBride headed the black studies program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality in America.

Terrell L. Strayhorn, an assistant professor of higher education at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, was named special assistant to the provost. Dr. Strayhorn holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Virginia and a doctorate from Virginia Tech.

Gwendolyn B. Bates was appointed associate vice president of human resources at Emerson College in Boston. She was director of staffing and employee relations at Berklee College of Music.