• Louis Molamu, registrar at the University of South Africa, is spending the current academic semester as a visiting professor at North Carolina Central University in Durham. He is teaching courses on business and behavioral sciences.

Molamu is a graduate of the University of Fort Hare and holds a master’s degree from Bradford University in the United Kingdom.

• LaDelle Olion was appointed dean of graduate studies and sponsored research at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. He has been on the university’s faculty since 1982.

Dean Olion is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, where he also earned a master’s degree. He holds a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Connecticut.

• Derrick Ramsey, who played nine seasons in the National Football League, was named director of athletics at Coppin State University in Baltimore. Ramsey was the deputy secretary of commerce for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

• Claibourne D. Smith was named acting president of Delaware State University. Dr. Smith, who is chair of the university’s board of trustees, is a retired executive of DuPont.

Smith is a graduate of the University of Denver, where he also earned a master’s degree in chemistry. He holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Oregon.

• Carl Carpenter was appointed executive vice president for academic affairs at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. He had served as interim president of South Carolina State University.

Dr. Carpenter holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from South Carolina State University and an educational doctorate from the University of South Carolina.

• Russell T. Jones, professor of psychology at Virginia Tech, was appointed to the community health in disasters committee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Jones is a graduate of Western Michigan University. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Penn State.