Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Kenneth W. Austin was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The fund represents 47 historically black colleges and universities.

Austin was president of the Association of Black Foundation Executives. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School.

• Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, was named a Global Fellow by the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

• Ayo Ositelu was elected to the board of trustees of Vanderbilt University. Ositelu, a native of Indianapolis, graduated from the university this spring with a double major in engineering and mathematics.

• LaTanya D. Afolayan was appointed vice chancellor for institutional advancement at North Carolina Central University. She was vice chancellor for development at Elizabeth City State University.

Afolayan is a graduate of Indiana State University. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Missouri and is pursuing an educational doctorate at East Carolina University.

• Tony Brown, former television host for the Public Broadcasting System, has announced he is retiring as dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University. Brown, who has served as dean for five years, is 76 years old.

• Thomasina Yuille was named chaplain of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She was the staff chaplain at the U.S. Naval Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut.

Yuille has a master’s degree from the Yale Divinity School and is completing her doctorate at the Hartford Seminary.

• Eurmon Hervey was named provost of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. Earlier this year he was named chief executive officer of the newly formed community college at the University of the District of Columbia.

Dr. Hervey is a graduate of Edward Waters College. He holds master’s degrees from Clark Atlanta University and Harvard University and an educational doctorate from Vanderbilt University.