Sibrina Collins was named director of graduate diversity recruiting at the University of Washington. Collins, who holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, was an associate professor of chemistry at Claflin College in South Carolina.

Renee R. Jenkins was elected vice president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She will become president-elect this coming October and assume the presidency of the 6,000-member academy in 2007. She will be the first African American to hold the post.

Dr. Jenkins is professor and chair of the department of pediatrics and child health at Howard University. She is also an adjunct professor of pediatrics at George Washington University.

Sherry L. Turner was named vice president for student affairs at Spelman College. She has been serving in the position on an interim basis since September. She came to Spelman in 2002 as assistant to the president and secretary of the college.

Dr. Turner is a graduate of Rhodes College and holds master’s degrees from North Carolina State University and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She also holds a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Illinois.