LaTimia White was named director of the Civitan-Sparks Clinics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The clinics specialize in treatment of autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other neurodevelopment disabilities.

Dr. White is an assistant professor of psychiatry and neurobiology at the university.

• Sunny E. Ohia was named provost and vice president of academic affairs at Texas Southern University in Houston. He was dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Houston.

Dr. Ohia holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in pharmacology from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Glasgow University in Scotland.

• Marcus W. Shute was appointed vice president for research and sponsored programs at Clark Atlanta University. He held a similar position at Tennessee State University.

Dr. Shute is a graduate of Tennessee State University where he was the first student in the history of the educational institution to graduate with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. He holds a master’s degree in materials science from MIT and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech.

• Lenneal J. Henderson Jr. was named interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina Central University in Durham. He has served since 2001 as the Daniel Blue Endowed Professor of Political Science at the university.

Henderson holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all from the University of California at Berkeley.

• Robert M. Franklin Jr., president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, was elected to the executive committee of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education.

• Donald R. McDowell was named interim dean of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. He has served as associate dean for agriculture programs since 2001 and has been a member of the faculty at the university since 1981.

Dr. McDowell is a graduate of Southern University. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois.