Professional Appoitments

DR. MICHAEL A. ELAM is president of Texas College. He previously served as president for student development at Daytona State College. Elam earned a bachelor’s and master’s from Howard University, and a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.

DR. NADA MARIE ASSAF-ANID is dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at the New York Institute of Technology. She previously served as chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at Manhattan College. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s from the Royal Institute of Technology, and a doctorate from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

ANNEMARIE EADES is director of Network Operations for Information Technology at Morehouse School of Medicine (Ga.). Most recently, she served as the director of technology, infrastructure and operations for Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). Eades earned a bachelor’s from East Stroudsburg University.

DR. MURIEL A. HOWARD has been appointed president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. She is president of Buffalo State College, State University of New York. Howard holds a bachelor’s from Richmond College, City University of New York, and a master’s and doctorate from the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

DR. RICHARD HOWELL is dean of the College of Education at the University of New Mexico. He previously served as interim dean at the college. He earned a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate at UNM.

DR. MARGARET MCLAUGHLIN is provost/vice president of academic affairs at Carlow University (Pa.). She formerly served as dean of health professions at the College of St. Catherine. McLaughlin earned a bachelor’s and master’s from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park.

PELEMA I. MORRICE is director of outreach and recruitment in the school of leadership and education sciences at the University of San Diego. He previously served as assistant director of admissions at California State University. Morrice earned a bachelor’s and master’s from San Jose State University.

DR. CHARLENA M. SEYMOUR has been named provost and chief academic officer at Simmons College (Mass.), effective July 1. Previously, Seymour served as provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst. She earned a bachelor’s from Howard University and a master’s and doctorate from The Ohio State University.

DR. TENG-KEE TAN has been named dean of the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, effective Aug. 3. Tan earned a bachelor’s from Nanyang University in Singapore, an MBA from Northwestern University and a doctorate from the University of Cambridge.



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