• Michael Dawson, the John D. MacArthur Distinguished Service Professor in Political Science at the University of Chicago, was named director of the university’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. Dawson joined the university faculty in 1992. He taught at Harvard from 2002 to 2005 before returning to the University of Chicago.
Professor Dawson, who holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, is the author of Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African-American Politics (Princeton University Press, 1994) and Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies (University of Chicago Press, 2001). His latest book, entitled Not in Our Lifetimes: The Future of Black Politics, is scheduled to be published this fall.
• Bernadine Duncan was named director of counseling at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. She has been serving as an assistant professor in the department of educational leadership and counseling at the university.
Dr. Duncan is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. She holds a master’s degree from Jackson State University and an educational doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
• Herman Frazier was appointed deputy director of athletics and chief of staff to the athletic director at Syracuse University. He was senior associate athletics director at Temple University in Philadelphia. He previously served as athletics director at the University of Hawaii and the University of Alabama Birmingham.
Frazier was an all-American track athlete at Arizona State University and won an Olympic gold medal in 1976.
• Sandra DeLoatch was appointed interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Norfolk State University in Virginia. DeLoatch has been on the faculty at Norfolk State for 30 years serving as chair of the department of computer science and dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology.
Dr. DeLoatch is a graduate of Howard University. She holds master’s degrees from the University of Michigan and the College of William and Mary. She earned her Ph.D. at Indiana University.
• Cornelius Graves was named interim director of government and community relations at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He was serving as an administrative assistant for a North Carolina state senator.
Graves is a graduate of Howard University and the Southern University Law Center.
• Mark Coleman was named director of athletics at Western New Mexico University in Silver City. He has coached the men’s basketball team at the university for the past eight years.
Coleman is a graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.
• Patricia C. Hodge was named superintendent of the Developmental Research School at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. She was principal for the Florida Atlantic University Schools.
Dr. Hodge is a graduate of the University of Florida. She earned her master’s degree at Atlanta University and a doctorate at Florida Atlantic University.