• Doris Mitchell was named interim dean of library services at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She has been associate dean for the past 14 years.

Mitchell is a graduate of Alabama A&M University and holds a master’s degree in library science from Rutgers University.

• Lucian Yates III was named dean of the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. He was an associate professor at the School of Education at Kentucky State University.

Dr. Yates holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Morehead State University and a doctorate from Ohio University.

• John R. Green was named president and dean of the Turner Theological Seminary in Atlanta. He was the pastor of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Florida.

Dr. Green is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa. He holds a master’s degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta and a doctorate in ministry from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

• Dawn DeVeaux was named assistant to the executive director of enrollment management at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. She has taught public speaking and theatre at the university for the past three years.

Dr. DeVeaux is a graduate of Howard University. She holds a master’s degree from Austin Peay University in Clarkesville, Tennessee, and a doctorate from George Mason University.

• Janet E. Johnson was appointed registrar at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. She was the assistant university registrar at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Johnson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida A&M University.

• Billy K. Cannaday Jr. was named dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia. He was superintendent of public instruction for the state of Virginia.

Dr. Cannaday is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He holds a master’s degree from Hampton University and an educational doctorate from Virginia Tech.

• Evelynn Ellis was appointed director of equal opportunity and affirmative action at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She was senior director of the office of graduate educational equity programs at Penn State.

Dr. Ellis is a graduate of Concordia College. She holds a master’s degree in music performance and an educational doctorate from Penn State.

• Colin Channer, a Jamaican-born novelist, was named to a three-year term as Newhouse Visiting Professor at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. He is the author of Waiting in Vain, Satisfy My Soul, and The Girl With the Golden Shoes.