Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Ira K. Blake was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. She has served in the position on an interim basis since 2009. Previously she was associate vice chancellor of academic and student affairs for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Dr. Blake is a graduate of George Washington University. She holds a master’s degree in educational psychology from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Columbia University.

• Jewell Cherry was appointed vice president for student services at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has been serving in the position on an interim basis.

Cherry holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Winthrop University. She is completing work on a doctorate in educational leadership.

• Thomas C. Segar was promoted to vice president for student affairs at Shepherd University in West Virginia. He was assistant vice president for student affairs and director of residence life at the university.

A graduate of the University of Maryland, Segar earned a master’s degree at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. He is currently a doctorate candidate at the University of Maryland.

• Martin Mbugua was named university spokesman at Princeton University. He was communications and marketing manager for the Murphy Institute at the City University of New York. From 2004 to 2010 he was senior news editor at the University of Delaware.

Mbugua holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from St. John’s University and an MBA from the University of Delaware.

• Benjamin Watson is new director of admissions at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. He was assistant director of admissions at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

Watson is a 1991 graduate of Voorhees College. He holds an MBA from Claflin University.

• Leon Sanders was named vice president for finance and administration at Grambling State University in Louisiana. He has been serving in the position on an interim basis. Previously, he was associate vice president for facilities management and campus services at Grambling.

Sanders is a graduate of Alcorn State University. He holds an MBA from Texas Southern University.

• Gary S. May was appointed dean of the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Tech.

Dr. May is a graduate of Georgia Tech and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.