Appointments, Promotions & Resignations

• Shadra D. Smith was appointed director of the Office of African-American Student Affairs at Northwestern University. She was assistant director of student activities for student services and involvement at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.

Smith holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Indiana University.

• Darren J. Hamilton was named director of athletics at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. He held a similar position at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

Dr. Hamilton holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees, all from Penn State.

• Alma Cobb Hobbs, dean of agriculture at Virginia State University, was appointed deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Dr. Hobbs is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina State University.

• Danielle Kennedy-Lamar was named vice president of marketing and communications at Alabama State University in Montgomery. She was associate vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Florida A&M University.

• Garikai Campbell was named acting dean of students at Swarthmore College. Campbell, an associate professor of mathematics and statistics, has been serving as associate dean for academic affairs at the college.

• Cleve L. Killingsworth, chair and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, was elected to membership in the MIT Corporation, which serves as the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A graduate of MIT, Killingsworth holds a master of public health degree from Yale University.

• Valerie Montgomery Rice was named executive director of the Center for Women’s Health Research at Meharry Medical College. She previously was dean of the School of Medicine.

A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Rice received her medical training at Harvard Medical School.