A Wealth of New Administrative Appointments

Colleen Garland was named vice president for university relations at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. She will join the university’s staff in August. She has been serving as assistant vice president for university development at Ohio State University. She previously held fundraising positions at Denison University and Otterbein University.

Garland holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Ohio State.

Caroline Levander was appointed vice provost for interdisciplinary initiatives at Rice University in Houston. She has been serving as the Carlson Professor of Humanties, professor of English, and director of the Humanities Research Center at the university. Her appointment takes effect on July 1 but she will be spending a year on sabbatical before assuming her full duties. She will spend the year completing work on two books.

Dr. Levander holds bachelor’s and and doctoral degrees from Rice University.

Eve J. Higginbotham, executive dean for health sciences and senior vice president at Howard University in Washington, D.C., was elected to the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Higginbotham holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT and is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

Mary Sortino is the new director of academic affairs for the Delaware campus of the University of Phoenix. She was chair of the department of human services and social sciences at Delaware Technical & Community College campus in Dover.

Dr. Sortino is a graduate of West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Widener University.

Margaret Higgins was named vice president for student affairs at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. The appointment is effective August 1. She was assistant to the president for special projects at the University of San Francisco.

Dr. Higgins is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose in Albany. She holds a master’s degree from Springfield College and a doctorate from the Catholic University of America.

Deborah E. Lipstadt, the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, was appointed by President Obama to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Dr. Lipstadt is a graduate of the City University of New York. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University. She is the author of The Eichmann Trial, History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier, and Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory.

Elizabeth I. Dadzie is the new associate vice president for enrollment management at Tuskegee University. She previously was on the administrative staff at Indiana University.

Dadzie is a graduate of the University of Ghana and holds an MBA from Indiana University.

Dorothy A. Hauver was named assistant treasurer and director of finance at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Since 1991 she has been an auditor for KPMG in Boston.

Hauver is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is a certified public accountant.

Angela L. Pannell, business manager for the College of Business at Mississippi State University, was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour to the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy.

Pannell is a graduate of Mississippi State University and holds a master’s degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans.

Rachel Fleck was appointed director of development for the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston. She was a development officer at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Fleck is a graduate of Central Michigan University.

Audrey Schneider was promoted to the assistant vice president of alumni relations and executive director of the Temple University Alumni Association. She has been serving a director of special events at Temple. Prior to coming to Temple in 2007, she was director of college relations and special projects for the College of Business at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Schneider is a graduate of Temple University and holds a master’s degree in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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