• Mercy Eyadiel was appointed executive director for employment development in the Office of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was director of alumni and career services at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Previously she was the director of alumni relations and development at Vanderbilt University.
• Charles E. Jones was named director of the Public Services Center at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. The center serves as a liaison between the university and the local community. Jones has been providing legal services to Georgia’s Crisp County.
Jones earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Missouri. He also is a graduate of law school at Georgia State University.
• Harvey Hollins III, vice president for government and community affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit, was appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to the position of director of the Michigan Office of Urban and Metropolitan Initiatives. Hollins has been an administrator at Wayne State since 2004.
Hollins is a graduate of Kalamazoo College. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan.
• F. Michael Higginbotham was appointed interim dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law. He is the Wilson H. Elkins Professor of Law at the school. He joined the faculty at the law school in 1988. He is the author of the textbook, Race Law: Cases, Commentary, and Questions.
Professor Higginbotham is a graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School. He also holds a master of laws degree from Cambridge University.
• Elizabeth A. Dooley, associate provost and professor of special education and curriculum and instruction at West Virginia University, has been named interim dean of the College of Human Resources and Education at the university. Professor Dooley will continue in her previous roles while taking on the additional duties of dean. Dr. Dooley has been on the faculty at West Virginia University since 1991. She has served as director of the Center for Black Culture and Research on the WVU campus.
Dr. Dooley is a graduate of Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia. She earned a master’s degree and an educational doctorate at West Virginia University.
• Joe Ricks Jr., the J.P. Morgan Chase Professor of Sales and Marketing at Xavier University in New Orleans, was named chair of the Division of Business. Dr. Ricks has been on the faculty at the university for 14 years.
Professor Ricks holds a Ph.D. in business from Louisiana State University.
• Arnetta C. Girardeau was named assistant director for public services in the library at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She will also serve as an adjunct professor in legal research at the law school. She was a librarian at the public library in Jacksonville, Florida.
Girardeau is a graduate of Harvard University. She holds master’s degrees from Duke University and Florida State University. She is also a graduate of the law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.