Marcus Martin, chair of the department of emergency medicine at the University of Virginia, was named interim assistant vice president in the office of the vice president and chief officer for diversity and equity at the university. He will serve in the post for one year before returning full-time to the medical school.

Herma Williams was named vice provost at Fresno Pacific University in California. Williams, who is of Panamanian and Jamaican descent, was associate provost at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.

Williams is a graduate of Southern Illinois University where she also earned a master’s degree in education. She holds an educational doctorate from Iowa State University.