• Stephen F. Smith was elected a trustee of Dartmouth College. Smith, a 1988 graduate of Dartmouth, is John V. Ray Research Professor at the University of Virginia Law School.

J. Keith Motley was named chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Motley has been serving as vice president for business, marketing, and public affairs for the University of Massachusetts system. Dr. Motley is a graduate of Northeastern University where he also earned a master’s degree. He holds a doctorate from Boston College.

William F. Tate, the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in the Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has assumed the presidency of the American Educational Research Association.

Dr. Tate is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Maryland.

Jerlando F. L. Jackson was promoted to associate professor of higher and postsecondary education and granted tenure at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Dr. Jackson is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He earned a master’s degree in education at Auburn University and holds a doctorate from Iowa State University.

John H. Jackson was named president of the Schott Foundation for Public Education. He was the chief policy officer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

A graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, Jackson holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois College of Education and from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He also earned an education doctorate from Harvard and a law degree from the University of Illinois.