Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Alton Thompson is the new provost and vice president of academic affairs at Delaware State University in Dover. He was interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

Dr. Thompson is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. He holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in rural sociology and demography from Ohio State University.

• Barron Harvey, dean of the Howard University School of Business, was named by the secretary of commerce to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Harvey holds an MBA in accounting and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and management theory from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

• Addell Austin Anderson was appointed director of the University of Michigan’s Detroit Center. She was the director of the Americorps Partnership at the University of Michigan’s Ginsberg Center.

Dr. Anderson is a graduate of Kalamazoo College. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in theatre from Michigan State University.

• Roby George was named director of bands at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. He was associate professor of music and assistant director of bands at the University of Illinois.

Dr. George holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in musical arts from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

• Donnie Shell, a five-time all star in the National Football League as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, has been hired to develop the new Center for Spiritual Life at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He will be responsible for developing programs to enrich the religious, spiritual, and intellectual life of university students.

• Lydia McKinley-Floyd is the new dean of the School of Business at Clark Atlanta University. She was dean of the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University.

Dr. McKinley-Floyd is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s business school and a doctorate from Emory University.

• Celeste Jones was appointed vice president of human resources at Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio. She was the director of human resources at a manufacturing company.

Jones is a graduate of Howard University and holds a master’s degree in business management and human development from the University of Akron.

• Garey A. Hyatt, chair of the department of visual and performing arts at Coppin State University in Baltimore, was elected president of the National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts.

Dr. Hyatt is a graduate of Bowie State University. He holds a master’s degree in Afro-American literature from North Carolina A&T State University and a doctorate in fine arts from Texas Tech University.

• Stacy L. Danley was named director of athletics at Alabama State University in Montgomery. He was the director of athletics at Tuskegee University.

Danley holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn University.