Lea E. Williams was named associate vice chancellor for academic affairs/institutional planning, assessment and research at North Carolina A&T State University. She has served in the position on an interim basis since January 2007 and has been an administrator at the university since 2004.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of Kentucky State University. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Columbia University.

Beverly Washington Jones will step down from her position as provost at North Carolina Central University in Durham. Dr. Jones will take a six-month leave and return to the university as a professor of history.

Gerald E. Hunter was appointed vice chancellor for finance and administration at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He was chief financial officer at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Hunter is a graduate of Knoxville College in Tennessee. He holds an MBA from Murray State University in Kentucky.

Paulinus I. Odozor, an associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, was granted tenure. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Toronto.