Loren Blanchard was appointed senior vice president for academic affairs at Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was associate vice chancellor for academic and multicultural affairs at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

Dr. Blanchard has a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology education from Xavier. He also holds a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from McNeese State University and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Georgia.

Janice G. Brewington, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University, has announced her retirement.

A pediatric nurse practitioner, Brewington is a graduate of the nursing school at North Carolina A&T State University. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from Emory University and a Ph.D. in health policy and administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

• Lee D. Baker, associate professor of cultural anthropology and African and African-American studies at Duke University, was appointed dean of academic affairs at Duke’s Trinity College.

Baker is a graduate of Portland State University and holds a Ph.D. from Temple University. He has been on the Duke faculty since 2000.

• Ursula M. Burns, president of Xerox Corporation, was elected to the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Burns is a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute of New York and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University.

• George Hamilton, president and general manager of Dow Coating Solutions in Michigan, was appointed to the board of trustees of North Carolina Central University. A graduate of North Carolina Central, Hamilton holds an MBA from Indiana University.

• Robert L. Botley was appointed vice chancellor for business and finance at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. He held a similar position at Winston-Salem State University.