Appointments, Promotions & Resignations

• Gerald B. Coleman was appointed vice president for finance and administration at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. He was a vice president at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

• Davarian L. Baldwin was named Paul E. Rather Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He was an associate professor of history at Boston College.

Professor Baldwin is a graduate of Marquette University. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from New York University.

• Mande Holford was appointed assistant professor of chemistry at York College of the City University of New York. She recently completed her Ph.D. in synthetic protein chemistry at Rockefeller University.

• A. Benjamin Spencer, an associate professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, was appointed special assistant to the U.S. attorney for the western district of Virginia. He will remain on the law school faculty while completing his public service.

• Arthur G. Affleck was named vice chancellor for development and university relations at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. He was senior vice president at B&C Association, a consulting firm. He previously held development positions at Bennett College for Women, Hampton University, and Winston-Salem State University.

Affleck is a graduate of Tuskegee University, where he majored in biology. He holds a master’s degree in educational administration from Auburn University and a law degree from American University.

• Lewis Liddell Sr., associate professor of music and director of bands for Jackson State University in Mississippi for the past 17 years, has announced his retirement.

Dr. Liddell is a graduate of Jackson State University. He holds a master’s degree in music education from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a doctorate from Mississippi State University.