John K. Waddell was named president of Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas. For the past five years, he has served as president of St. Paul’s College, a historically black institution in Lawrenceville, Virginia. At St. Paul’s, Waddell was credited with increasing enrollment, gaining accreditation for its teacher education program, and bringing back interscholastic football.

Ben Vinson was named professor of history and the first permanent director of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He was an associate professor of history at Pennsylvania State University.

Professor Vinson specializes in the history of colonial Mexico. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University.

Scott Jackson Dantley was appointed dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He was the acting dean of the School of Education at Bowie State University in Maryland where he also served as an associate professor of chemistry.

Christopher Len Giles was named head basketball coach at Miles College, the historically black educational institution in Fairfield, Alabama. Giles was an assistant coach at the University of Alabama Birmingham. A graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Giles holds a master’s degree in physical education from Jackson State University.

Lori Williams was named director of the governance and membership services staff for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. She was the assistant director of compliance for the Big 12 Conference.

Williams is a 1995 graduate of Baylor University and holds a law degree from Texas Tech University.