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Academic Appointments

Cassandra Berry has been named an associate vice president for the
new office of equity and diversity at the University of North Texas.
Previously, she was assistant vice president and director of the office
of equal opportunity and multicultural affairs at UNT. Berry earned a
bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephen F. Austin
State University.

Dr. Milton Blackmon has been named assistant director of the
pre-major advising center and the dean’s office at Duke University.
Previously, he was an academic advisor at the University of Akron.
Blackmon earned a bachelor’s degree in religion from Oakwood College
(Ala.); a master’s degree in education from Fayetteville State
University; and a doctorate in educational administration from the
University of Akron.

M. Patricia Clifford has been named associate vice president for
government relations at Temple University. Previously, she was the
founder of MPC Communications and manager of communications for the
Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. Clifford earned a bachelor’s
degree in communications/journalism from Hampton University.

Ron Cooper has been named the new football coach at Alabama A&M
University. Previously, he was the head coach at the University of
Louisville. Cooper earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from
Jacksonville State University (Ala.); and a master’s degree in athletic
administration from Appalachian State University (N.C.).

Sidney H. Evans Jr. has been named vice president of fiscal affairs
at Dillard University (La.). Previously, he was chief financial officer
for the District of Columbia’s Government Metropolitan Police
Department. Evans earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the
University of North Carolina; and a master’s in business administration
from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Lady June Hubbard has been appointed assistant professor of
education/psychology at Wheelock College (Mass.). Previously, she was
instructor of human development and psychology. Hubbard earned a
bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Hampton University; a
master of education degree in chemical dependency from John Carroll
University (Ohio); and a doctorate in developmental psychology from
Boston College.

Dr. Thoyd Melton has been named associate vice chancellor for
academic affairs and dean of the graduate school at North Carolina
A&T State University. Previously, he was associate dean of the
graduate school and a professor at North Carolina State University.
Melton earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from North
Carolina Central University; and a doctorate in biology from the Johns
Hopkins University.

Dr. Valdrie N. Walker has been named dean of co-curricular life at
Sweet Briar College (Va.). Previously, she was assistant dean of
academic affairs and director of the Transition program in the College
of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. Walker earned a
bachelor’s degree in education from St. Paul’s College (Va.); and a
master’s degree in administration and supervision, and a doctorate in
educational leadership and policy, both from the University of Virginia.

Association Appointments

Dr. Michael D. McClenic has been named vice president for the new
workforce division of ACT (formerly American College Testing).
Previously, he was senior vice president and managing director for
Drake Beam Morin, an international career-enhancement and transition
service in St. Louis, and a professor of psychology at Chicago State
University. McClenic earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a
master’s degree in clinical psychology, and a doctorate in educational
leadership, all from Western Michigan University.

Dr. William E. Moore has been named a member of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, class of
1999. Moore is senior special assistant to the Chancellor at Southern
University (La.). Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from
Southern University-Baton Rouge, and a doctorate in biophysical
chemistry from Purdue University.

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