Karen Witherspoon was named director of urban and government affairs at City College of New York. She was promoted from associate director, a position she held since 2002.

Larry Warren was named chief executive officer of the Howard University Hospital. He is the former CEO of the University of Michigan Hospitals. Warren is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University.

Edward Thompson III was appointed provost of Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. He was the vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia.  

Dr. Thompson is a graduate of the University of Arizona. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Howard University.

Lisa E. Farrington was named to the Cosby Endowed Professorship at Spelman College for the 2007-08 academic years. Dr. Farrington is the author of Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists.

Professor Farrington is a graduate of Howard University. She holds a master’s of fine arts degree from American University and a Ph.D. in art history from the City University of New York.

Yolanda Pierce was named Elmer G. Homrighausen Associate Professor of African-American Religion and Literature at the Princeton Theological Seminary. She was an associate professor of English at the University of Kentucky.

Professor Pierce is a graduate of Princeton University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English from Cornell University.

Bruce Stewart was appointed associate director of athletics at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the senior associate athletic director for finance at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.

A graduate of Morehouse College, Stewart holds graduate degrees in sports law and sports management from Ohio State University.

Sheila McDaniel was appointed associate director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology Cooperative Science Center at North Carolina A&T State University.

McDaniel holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Phoenix.

Karen Johnson Shaheed was named vice president and general counsel at Bowie State University in Maryland. She was vice president for government relations at the National Labor College in Silver Springs, Maryland.

Shaheed is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County and holds a law degree from the University of Maryland.

Damani Musgrave was named computer consultant in the Office of Development-Advancement Services at Syracuse University. He was a computer specialist in the technical support team at the Syracuse University College of Law.

M. William Howard Jr., the pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, was named chair of the Rutgers University board of governors. He is the first African American to chair the board.