Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• James E.K. Hildreth was named dean of the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California at Davis. He has been serving as a professor of immunology and director of the Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

Dr. Hildreth is a graduate of Harvard University, where he majored in chemistry. He went on to be a Rhodes Scholar where he earned a Ph.D. in immunology. He then completed his medical training at Johns Hopkins University.

• Samuel Griffin, who has served as director of marching bands at Alcorn State University for more than 40 years, was promoted to director of University Bands.

Griffin is a graduate of Jackson State University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.

• Hakizumwami Birali Runesha is the new director of research computing at the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to the University of Chicago he was director of scientific computing and applications at the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute.

Dr. Runesha holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Old Dominion University.

• Linda D. Inman was appointed director of housing and residence life at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She held a similar position at Winston-Salem State University.

Inman holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina A&T.

• Clarence D. Armbrister was appointed senior vice president and chief of staff for the president of Johns Hopkins University. He is the former chief of staff for the mayor of Philadelphia and former executive vice president at Temple University.

Armbrister is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan School of Law.

• Larry D. Thompson, the Sibley Professor in Corporate and Business Law at the University of Georgia School of Law, was elected to the board of directors of the Washington Post Company.

Thompson is a former PepsiCo executive and was deputy attorney general of the United States from 2001 to 2003. He is a graduate of Culver-Stockton College and the University of Michigan School of Law. He also holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University.

• Myron S. McCoo was appointed vice president of human resources at Dartmouth College. His appointment is effective August 1. McCoo was interim vice president of human resources at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

McCoo is a graduate of the University of Texas. He earned a master’s degree at Harvard University and his law degree at Indiana University.