• Lumus Byrd Jr. was elected chair of the board of trustees of South Carolina State University. A graduate of the university, he has served on the board since 2001.

• George M. Langford was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. He was a professor of biology and dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He previously served as the Ernest Everett Just Professor of the Natural Sciences at Dartmouth College.

A graduate of Fayetteville State University, Dr. Langford holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in cell biology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

• Denise Bailey Clark was promoted to executive director of human resources at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata. She was the college’s executive director of diversity and equal opportunity.

A graduate of Towson State University, Clark holds a master’s degree in human resources development from Bowie State University.

• Betty J. Roberts, vice president for administration and finance at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, was elected to the board of trustees of Cazenovia College in upstate New York.

Roberts holds an associate’s degree from Cazenovia College and is a graduate of Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Louisville and a doctorate from the University of Missouri.

• Larry P. Thomas was promoted to director of the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program at Syracuse University. He had been serving as the associate director of the program.

Thomas holds a master’s degree from Syracuse University and is currently studying for an MBA at the university.

• Lance Franklin was appointed director of environmental health and safety services at Virginia Tech. He was director of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety in the division of research at Wayne State University.

Dr. Franklin holds a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees, and a Ph.D., all from Wayne State University.

• Janice Haynie was named vice chancellor for student affairs at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. She was vice president for student affairs at the State University of New York at Old Westbury.

Dr. Haynie holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in applied experimental psychology from Saint Louis University.