Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Joanne Berger-Sweeney was named dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She was associate dean and the Allene Lummis Russell Professor in Neuroscience at Wellesley College.

Dr. Berger-Sweeney is a graduate of Wellesley College. She holds a master of public health degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in neurotoxicology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

• Damon Phillips was named the Jeffery Breakenridge Keller Professor of Organizations and Strategy at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He joined the faculty at the business school in 1998 after earning a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

• Mervyn Warren was appointed interim president of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. He was serving as provost and senior vice president at the university.

Dr. Warren is a graduate of Oakwood University. He holds two master’s degrees from Andrews University, a Ph.D. from Michigan State University, and a doctorate of ministry degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School.

• Frank Ward Jr. has joined the music department faculty at the University of Akron. He previously taught at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Ward is a graduate of Morehouse College and holds master’s and doctoral degrees in music from the University of Michigan.

• Zillah Matare Fluker is the new associate vice president for development at Alabama State University in Montgomery. She was an executive at United Technologies Corporation.

A graduate of Alabama State University, Fluker holds a master’s degree and an MBA from Purdue University.

• Malverse A. Nicholson Jr. was appointed dean of College Life Services at Prince George’s County Community College in Largo, Maryland. He was director of student activities and judicial affairs at Virginia State University.

A graduate of Hampton University, Dean Nicholson holds a master’s degree from Norfolk State University and is completing doctoral work in organizational behavior at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

• Phyllis Cunningham was named national director of foundation relations at the United Negro College Fund. She was a senior development associate at the National Park Foundation.

Cunningham holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Howard University.

• William Hudson Jr. was named acting vice president for student affairs at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. Dr. Hudson, who is heading the committee to find his replacement, is a certified rehabilitation counselor and an adjunct professor at the university.

Dr. Hudson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida A&M and a Ph.D. in rehabilitation counseling from Florida State University.

• Torrey Feimster is the new director of corporate relations at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Feimster is the former publisher of Pride Magazine.