Nine Women Appointed to Key Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Andrea Tawney is the new assistant dean for development at the College of Business at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. For the past eight years, Dr. Tawney has been an administrator and faculty member at the University of Arizona and Texas Tech University.

Dr. Tawney holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northern Arizona University and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University.

Lyn Brodersen was named vice president for student and academic affairs at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. She was dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences at Southwestern Minnesota State University in Marshall.

Dr. Brodersen is a magna cum laude graduate of Coe College. She earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate in education from Iowa State University.

Carmen I. Canales was named associate vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was a human resources professional for major law firm.

Canales holds a master’s degree in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University.

Sidney S. Evans was promoted to vice president of student affairs and dean of students at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. She was the associate dean for law student services at the university.

Dean Evans is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Memphis School of Law.

Leslie Cedar is the new executive director of Texas Exes, the alumni association at the University of Texas at Austin. She was senior vice president of Rearden Commerce Inc., a Silicon Valley e-commerce company.

Cedar earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies and an MBA at the University of Texas.

Frances J. Feltner was named director of the University of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard. She has served as interim director since last July.

Feltner holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Kentucky.

Annemarie Seifert was appointed associate vice chancellor for student development at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was associate vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Georgia Southern University. She will assume her new duties on June 27.

Dr. Seifert is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University. She holds a master’s degree from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and an educational doctorate from the University of Texas.

Margaret Semmer was named vice chancellor for academics for the northwest region of Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana. Since 2007, she has been dean of career and technical education at Joliet Junior College in Illinois.

Dr. Semmer is a graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an educational doctorate from Northern Illinois University.

Susan Nevelow Mart was appointed director of the William A. Wise Law Library at the University of Colorado Law School. She was serving as the faculty services librarian at the University of California Hastings College of Law. She begins her new job on July 15.

Mart is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz. She earned a master’s degree in library science from San Jose State University and a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley.




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