Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Juliette B. Bell was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. She was provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Fayetteville State University.

Dr. Bell is a graduate of Talladega College. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Atlanta University.

• Tanise L. Jackson, director of the Office of Animal Welfare and Research Integrity at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, was appointed to the international board of trustees of the Association of Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care.

Dr. Jackson is a graduate of the undergraduate college and the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University.

• Ezemenari Obasi, an assistant professor of counseling psychology at the University of Georgia, was named to the editorial board of the Journal of Counseling Psychology.

Dr. Obasi is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in psychology from Ohio State University.

• Raphael Bostic, professor at the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California, was appointed assistant secretary for policy development and research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Professor Bostic will take a leave of absence at the university while working for the Obama administration.

Dr. Bostic is a graduate of Harvard University. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

• Caesar Andrews, executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, was named Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He is teaching two courses during the fall semester.

• Zenobia Edwards was appointed dean of the Metropolitan College at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was school partnership manager with the college access program, College Summit.

Dr. Edwards holds an educational doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.

• Wadell Ridley Jr. was named assistant vice president for government and community relations at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He had held the same position from 2006 to 2008 before leaving to serve as executive director of the Office of Community Services for the city of Philadelphia.

Ridley is a graduate of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.