Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Lorne Lee was named assistant professor of music and director of bands at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lee was an assistant professor of music at Savannah State University in Georgia.

Lee is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma. He holds a master’s degree in music from Howard University.

• Leslie T. Fenwick, dean of the School of Education at Howard University, was elected to the board of directors of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

Dr. Fenwick is a graduate of the University of Virginia. She holds a doctorate in educational policy and leadership from Ohio State University.

• Jacqueline Wood, associate professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was named interim director of the African-American studies program at the university. Dr. Wood, who holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida, has been on the University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty for 10 years.

• Jeffrey Ogbonna Green Ogbar is the new associate dean for the  humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut. He has been serving as an associate professor of history at the university.

Dr. Ogbar is a 1991 graduate of Morehouse College. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University.

• Leonard C. Uitenham was appointed chair of the department of bioengineering at North Carolina A&T State University. He was chair of the university’s department of mechanical and chemical engineering.

Dr. Uitenham holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees, all from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

• Erica Dixon was named director of campus recreation at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She has been a faculty member in the university’s department of physical education and recreation.

Dixon holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University.

• Carmen K. Sidbury, associate dean for sophomore and junior studies at Spelman College in Atlanta, was named program director for the Division of Graduate Education at the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Sidbury was the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech.