Amos O. Olagunju was named dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He was a professor of computer networking at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.

Professor Olagunju is a graduate of Nigeria’s Ahmadu Bello University. He holds a master’s degree from Queens University in Canada and a doctorate in educational research and evaluation from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Ronald H. Blackmon was appointed provost at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. Blackmon will continue in the post of vice chancellor for academic affairs and as a professor of biology.

Dr. Blackmon is a graduate of Delaware State University. He holds a master’s degree in zoology and a Ph.D. in cell biology from Howard University.

Tamia P. Herndon was named director of annual giving at Tougaloo College in Mississippi. Dr. Herndon is an alumna of Tougaloo College. She holds a master’s degree from Mississippi College and a Ph.D. from Jackson State University.

Robert Davis was named chair of the department of sociology at North Carolina A&T State University. He has served on the faculty and in several administrative posts at the university. A graduate of Southern University, Professor Davis holds a master’s degree from Atlanta University and Ph.D. from Washington State University.

Chantal N. Stevens was appointed director of the College Preparatory Schools Program at A Better Chance. Each year the program receives 2,000 applicants for admission to the program, which places black and other minority students in 290 of the nation’s leading preparatory schools.

Prior to joining A Better Chance, Stevens was assistant director of student recruitment and admissions counseling at City College of New York. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Celesti Colds Fechter was promoted to associate dean for academic services at New School University in New York City. She was assistant dean for academic affairs and remains a professor of psychology at the university.

Bola Majekobaje was named assistant director for student diversity at the Vancouver campus of Washington State University. She was an admissions counselor at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. She is a 2003 graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in biology.

Marvin H. Watkins was named interim senior vice chancellor of development and university relations at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. He had been a retired administrator with over a quarter-century of experience in higher education at North Carolina A&T and Bennett College.