Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Vicky Coleman was appointed dean of library services at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, effective September 1. She has been serving as an associate university librarian at Arizona State University. She previously was director of the Clemons Library at the University of Virginia.

Dean Coleman holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and a master’s degree in information and library science from the University of Michigan.

• Sheilah Shaw Horton was appointed vice president for student affairs at Loyola University Maryland. She was associate vice president for student affairs and dean for student development at Boston College. Horton has been an administrator at Boston College for nearly 25 years.

A graduate of Emmanuel College, Dr. Horton holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Boston College.

• Melissa V. Harris-Perry was named professor of political science at Tulane University in New Orleans. There, she will also be the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She was on the political science and African-American studies faculty at Princeton University. Her most recent book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, was recently released by Yale University Press.

Dr. Harris-Perry is a graduate of Wake Forest University. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University.

• Bernard Franklin was named special assistant to the vice president for student life at Kansas State University. Among other duties, Dr. Franklin will be responsible for student recruiting in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. He recently served as president of the Penn Valley campus of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City.

Dr. Franklin is a 1976 graduate of Kansas State University where he was elected student body president. He earned a master’s degree from the University of South Alabama and returned to Kansas State to earn a doctorate in counseling and higher education administration.

• Michele Butts was appointed professor at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. She was a professor at the John Marshall School of Law in Atlanta.

Professor Butts is a graduate of Syracuse University and the University of Florida School of Law.

• Michelle Williams was named the Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. She will also chair the department of epidemiology. Dr. Williams was a professor of epidemiology and global health at the School of Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Professor Williams is a graduate of Princeton University. She holds master’s degrees from Tufts University and Harvard University and a doctor of science degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

• Sheri R. Notaro was appointed associate dean for inclusion and professional development at Cornell University. The appointment is effective August 19. She has been serving as associate dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Notaro holds a master’s degree, a master of public health degree, and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Michigan.

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