Carolyn C. Denard was named dean of the college and senior diversity officer at Connecticut College in New London. Her most recent post was interim graduate assistant dean for student affairs at Emory University. Previously, from 2005 to 2008, she was associate dean of the college at Brown University. Dr. Denard is the founder and chair of the Toni Morrison Society, which is now housed at Oberlin College in Ohio.
Dr. Denard is a graduate of Jackson State University in Mississippi. She earned a master’s degree from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Emory University.
Ray J. Davis was appointed dean of the School of Arts and Professions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne. He had taught technology education at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro for 23 years. He has also taught at Alcorn State University in Mississippi and the State University of New York at Oswego.
Dr. Davis holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Ohio State University.