Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Thomas J. Elzey was appointed executive vice president for finance, administration, and operations at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the highest-ranking African-American official ever appointed at the university. Previously, Elzey was senior vice president for finance, chief financial officer, and treasurer at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Elzey is a graduate of Bradley University and holds a master’s degree in public management and policy from Carnegie Mellon University.

• Zebulun R. Davenport was named vice chancellor for student life at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Since 2007, he has been vice president for student affairs at Northern Kentucky University.

Dr. Davenport holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from James Madison University in Virginia. He earned an educational doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.

• Charles Wright was appointed executive director of the James E. Clyburn Transportation Center at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. He is a professor emeritus at the College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

Dr. Wright is a graduate of Savannah State University. He earned a second bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in civil engineering transportation from Vanderbilt University.

• Stephanie G. Adams was named chair of the engineering education department at Virginia Tech. She is currently an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Adams is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University. She holds a master’s degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary engineering from Texas A&M University.

She will assume her new position in August.

• Dorsey L. Kendrick, president of Gateway Community College in New Haven, Connecticut, was appointed to the board of directors of New Haven Promise. The organization provides scholarships and seeks to increase the number of students in the city’s schools who go on to college.

Dr. Kendrick is a graduate of Union University. She holds a master’s degree from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee and a doctorate in higher education administration from Walden University.

• Tim Duncan was appointed director of athletics at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. He was head of the major gifts program at the athletics department of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

A native of Memphis, Duncan is a graduate of the University of Memphis and holds a master’s degree in sports administration at Grambling State University in Louisiana.