Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

The Oklahoma State University Board of Regents has bestowed the title of Regents Professor on Estella Atekwana. She holds the Sun Chair in geology at Oklahoma State.

Dr. Atekwana holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a Ph.D. in geophysics from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

James Brooks was named director of student financial aid and scholarships at the University of Oregon. He was director of student financial aid at the University of Missouri’s flagship campus in Columbia.

Brooks is a graduate of Anderson College in Indiana. He holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Notre Dame.

Terrence Hardee was named director of the Shirlee and Bernard Brown University Center at Cumberland County College in Vineland, New Jersey. He was director of residential life at Richard Stockton College.

Dr. Hardee is a graduate of Concord College. He earned a master’s degree at Marshall University and a doctorate at Drew University.

Pamela Waldon-Moore was promoted from associate professor to professor of political science at Xavier University in New Orleans. She has served on the university’s faculty for 13 years.

Dr. Waldon-Moore holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Houston.

Carleton Pickron was named interim vice president for student affairs at Westfield State University in Massachusetts. He has been serving as dean of multicultural affairs at the university.

Dr. Pickron holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Springfield College and a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Gerard Robinson was appointed commissioner of education for the state of Florida. He was secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Robinson holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Howard University and a master’s degree from Harvard University.

E. Janyce Dawkins was named interim director of the Equal Opportunity Office at the University of Georgia. She has been serving as the office's associate director.

Dawkins holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is a graduate of the Florida State University School of Law. She previously taught business law at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Mary P. Watkins, professor of nursing at Delaware State University in Dover, is retiring. She has been granted emerita status by the university's board of trustees. Professor Watkins came to Delaware State in 1993 after teaching at Coppin State University in Baltimore.

Professor Watkins will now concentrate on completing a textbook in pathophysiology in advanced practice nursing.