Appointments, Promotions & Resignations

• Seth Markle was named assistant professor of history and international studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. A graduate of Tufts University, he recently finished his doctoral work at New York University.

• Alfred D. Mathewson, professor of law at the University of New Mexico, has been appointed acting director of the Africana studies program at the university. Professor Mathewson was first hired to the law school faculty in 1983.

Mathewson is a 1975 graduate of Howard University. He received his law degree at Yale University.

• Denisha L. Hendricks was named director of athletics at Kentucky State University. She was assistant director of athletics for internal operations at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Hendricks is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees in education from Auburn University.

• Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College, has been elected vice chair of the board of trustees of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education.

Dr. Tatum is a graduate of Wesleyan University. She holds a master’s degree from the Hartford Seminary and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan.

• Wanda J. Blanchett has been appointed dean of the School of Education at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She will also hold the Ewing Marion Kauffman Endowed Chair in Teacher Education. Dr. Blanchett was associate professor and associate dean at the School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado at Denver.

Dr. Blanchett is a 1990 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas and a doctorate in special education from Penn State.

• Arlene Montgomery has been promoted to dean of the Hampton University School of Nursing. She was assistant dean for academic affairs at the nursing school.

Dean Montgomery holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Hampton University and a doctoral degree from Old Dominion University.