Karl Grossman of Noyac has been appointed to the board of directors of the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding. The organization is sponsored by Suffolk County Community College to promote cultural understanding and respect for human dignity, and to encourage human rights awareness and foster the values of respect and diversity. Its activities include providing a collection of artifacts, memoirs, documents and photographs on the Holocaust and an exhibit on slavery on Long Island and enslaved people that offers visitors the opportunity to contemplate the dignity and sanctity of life, and to recognize and respect each person as a unique individual entitled to freedom and human rights. The college’s trustees approved the appointment of Mr. Grossman to the CHDU board last month. He is a journalist and full professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury.