John Ruffin Jr., CEO of Ruffin, Moyle & Associates, a marketing consulting firm, was named vice chair of the board of trustees of Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, Florida. He is a graduate of Morgan State University and holds a master’s degree from Cornell University.

Sylvia A. Mason was appointed dean of the School of Education & Psychology at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. She was director of curriculum and instruction at the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency. A graduate of Appalachian State University, Dr. Mason holds a master’s degree from North Carolina Central University and an educational doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Cynthia A. Warrick was named dean of the School of Mathematics, Science & Technology at Elizabeth City State University. She was an associate professor at the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Florida A&M University.  She is a graduate of Howard University and holds a master’s degree from Georgia Tech and a Ph.D. from George Mason University.