• Willie J. Gilchrist was named interim deputy chancellor of Elizabeth City State University. He will serve as interim chancellor when Chancellor Mickey L. Burnim leaves to take over the presidency of Bowie State University.

Since 1994 Dr. Gilchrist has served as superintendent of the Halifax County school system in North Carolina. He is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University. He holds a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and a doctorate in educational administration from Nova Southeastern University.

• Floyd H. Flake, president of Wilberforce University, the historically black educational institution in Wilberforce, Ohio, was named co-chair of the campaign committee for J. Kenneth Blackwell. Blackwell, an African American, is the GOP nominee for governor of Ohio.