Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Draion M. Burch, chief resident at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University, was elected as the intern and resident representative to the board of trustees of the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Burch is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana and the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

• Derek Horne was named director of athletics at Florida A&M University. He was senior associate athletics director at the University of Mississippi.

Horne is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where he played varsity basketball.

• Richard Dozier was named the founding dean of the Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture at Tuskegee University. Dozier was head of the architecture department at the university before the program was elevated to become a separate school. Dr. Dozier received his Ph.D. in architecture from the University of Michigan.

• Tiffany Sanders Baffour was appointed associate professor and chair of the department of behavioral sciences and social work at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She was on the faculty of the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Baffour is a graduate of New Jersey City University. She holds master’s degrees from Bryn Mawr College and the University of Delaware and a doctorate in social work from Howard University.

• Sandra B. Totten was named interim director of Title III programs at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Since 1982 she has served as the assistant Title III coordinator.

Totten holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina A&T.

• Rebecca E. Batson was appointed dean of the University Library at Delaware State University in Dover. For the past year she has served as interim dean.

Dr. Batson is a graduate of Virginia State University. She holds master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University and Delaware State University and a doctorate in ministry from Friends International Christian University.

• Roland Davis was promoted to director of the Office of Intercultural Education at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Since 2002 he has served as assistant dean of students.

A 1992 graduate of Bates College, Davis is currently studying for an educational doctorate at the University of New Hampshire.

• Nicole Pride was named associate vice chancellor for university relations at North Carolina A&T State University. She was vice president for development and communications for the Child Care Services Association in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Pride is a graduate of North Carolina State University. She holds a master’s degree from Seton Hall University and is pursuing a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

• Bettina Miller has been appointed director of human resources and organizational development at the University of the Virgin Islands. She was the human resources director for the Kern Community College District in Bakersfield, California.

She is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga.