Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Gail L. Thompson has been appointed to the Wachovia Endowed Chair of Education at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Dr. Thompson is a graduate of the University of Southern California. She holds master's and doctoral degrees from Claremont Graduate University. Professor Thompson is the author of six books, including her latest work, The Power of One: How You Can Help or Harm African American Students.

• Bonnie Thornton Dill, chair of the women's studies department at the University of Maryland, was named dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at the university. When she begins her new duties on August 1, she will become the first woman to hold the post.

Professor Dill has taught at the University of Maryland for two decades. She is the founding director of the university's Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity. She is the author of three books including her latest work, Emerging Intersections: Race, Class, and Gender in Theory, Policy and Practice.

Professor Dill is a graduate of the University of Rochester. She holds a master's degree and a Ph.D. from New York University.

Darin Latimore, assistant dean for student and resident diversity at the University of California at Davis Health System, has been elected president of the California Chapter of the American College of Physicians Services. His two-year term as president will being in April 2012.

Dr. Latimore is a 1994 graduate of the UC-Davis School of Medicine.

Marvin E. Green Jr. was appointed director of student activities at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. For the past 10 years, Green has been serving as the university’s men’s golf coach.

Green has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida A&M.

• Shelton Rhodes is the new dean of the College of Business at Delaware State University. He was the founding dean of the Howard S. Brown School of Business and Leadership at Stevenson University in Maryland.

Dr. Rhodes is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Howard University and a Ph.D. in urban services management from Old Dominion University.

• Kimberly Edelin Freeman, was promoted to associate professor of educational psychology at Howard University.

Dr. Freeman holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Michigan.

Aaron J. Hart is the new director of housing and residence life at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. He was serving as general manager of a housing community at Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Dr. Hart is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Louisville and a doctorate from Arizona State University.

• Jasmine M. Waddell was elected to the board of trustees of Brown University. She is currently a visiting professor at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

Dr. Waddell is a 1999 graduate of Brown University. She was a Rhodes Scholar and earned a Ph.D. in social policy at Oxford.