Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Omari Simmons was promoted from assistant to associate professor at the Wake Forest School of Law. He has been on the law school faculty since 2006.

Simmons is a graduate of Wake Forest University. He holds law degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Pennsylvania.

• Darlyne Bailey was appointed dean and professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College. She was a professor at the School of Social Work and assistant to the president of the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Bailey is a graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

• Francene Botts-Butler, director of multicultural student services at Morehead State University, was elected president of the Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education.

Botts-Butler is a graduate of Kentucky State University. She holds a master’s degree from Bowling State University and is a graduate of the Kentucky College of Law.

• Jericho Brown, assistant professor of poetry at the University of California at San Diego, was named a Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

A graduate of Dillard University, Brown holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of New Orleans and a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Houston.

• William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University in Virginia, was appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I board of directors.

• Weldon Jackson was named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Morehouse College. He was provost and executive vice president at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York.

Dr. Jackson is a 1972 graduate of Morehouse College. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.