Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Jame’l R. Hodges was appointed staff associate for the Office of Access and Advancement of Public Black Universities at the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities in Washington, D.C. He was director of multicultural affairs at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hodges is a graduate of Virginia State University. He holds a master’s degree from Florida State and an educational doctorate from the University of Southern California.

Gail H. Woldu, who has been on the faculty at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, since 1987, was promoted to full professor of music.

Dr. Woldu is a graduate of Goucher College in Baltimore. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Yale. Professor Woldu is the author of The Words and Music of Ice Cube (Praeger Publishers, 2008).

Robert McLaughlin was named coordinator for emergency management at North Carolina Central University. He recently retired from serving with the Durham Police Department.

Jimmy Moore was named compliance director for the athletics program at Utah State University. Moore played basketball for Utah State and later in the National Basketball Association. After his playing career he coached basketball and later served as director of admissions at Utah State.

Moore holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Utah State.

Aaron James was named interim director of athletics at Grambling State University in Louisiana. He has been serving as an assistant professor of kinesiology, sport, and leisure studies at the university.

James is a graduate of Grambling State University and was a first-round draft pick of the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association.

Sonya Malunda was promoted to senior associate vice president for community engagement at the University of Chicago. She has served as an administrator at the university since 1998.

Tryan L. McMickens was named visiting assistant professor in the higher education program at Suffolk University in Boston.

Dr. McMickens is a graduate of Tuskegee University. He holds a master’s degree from Suffolk University and an educational doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.