Nathaniel Holmes, Ph.D.
Nathaniel Holmes, Ph.D. was named director of the Office of Disability Services at the State University of New York, Rockland Community College. He will ensure that qualified students with disabilities have equal access to institutional programs and will work with the Admissions Department to recruit students with disabilities. Prior to his appointment, Holmes served as director of the Learning Development and Evaluation Center at Florida A&M University. Holmes earned a bachelor’s in sociology at Tougaloo College in Mississippi, and a master’s in sociology and Ph.D. in educational leadership at Washington State University.
Michael Mason was named chief security officer at Verizon Communi-cations Inc. He will coordinate global security. Previously, Mason was in charge of the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch. He was also assistant director in charge of the Washington field office and supervised the Criminal and Cyber divisions, Office of International Operations, Critical Incident Response Group and the Office of Law Enforcement Coordination. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University and the rank of captain in the United States Marine Corps. He received the Presi-dential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive Service at the FBI.
Adaora Udoji will co-host a new drive-time morning news program at the new WNYC headquarters in New York City. Udoji comes to the show from Court TV, where she was an anchor and trial correspondent. Prior to Court TV, she was a general news correspondent for CNN Worldwide and a London–based international correspondent for ABC News. She was part of the CNN team that earned a Peabody Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and is a 2007 recipient of The Network Journal’s “40 Under-Forty Achievers” award. A Woodrow Wilson National fellow, Udoji earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law.