Some Notable Appointments of Women to University Posts

Helen Diggs was named director of the Laboratory Animal Resource Center at the Oregon State University in Corvallis. Since 2008, she has been director of the Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital and associate dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the university.

Dr. Diggs received her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Oregon State.

Julie Waters Steele was appointed director of the Reynolds Homestead Continuing Education Center on the Virginia Tech campus in Critz. She was an administrator in the division of student affairs at the main campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Previously, she was director of the student union at both Western Carolina University and Clemson University.

Steele holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Clemson University. She is working toward a Ph.D. in social, political, ethical, and cultural thought at Virginia Tech.

Donna Thomas was named director of the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She has been serving as interim director for the past six months. She has been an administrator at the university since 1990.

Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in recreation and athletic administration from the University of Tennessee.

Sara Rosen was promoted to senior vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Kansas. She has been serving as dean of graduate studies and professor of linguistics at the university. Professor Rosen has been a member of the faculty at the university since 1991.

Dr. Rosen holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her Ph.D. in linguistics and cognitive science at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Nicole Aldrich was named director of choral activities at Washington University in St. Louis. She will be the conductor for the university’s 65-member concert choir and will develop a new chamber choir.

Dr. Aldrich recently completed her Ph.D. in musical arts at the University of Maryland. From 2000-07, she was associate director of choral activities at the University of Delaware. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College and holds a master’s degree in conducting from Northwestern University.

Kathleen McCutcheon is the new vice president and chief human resources officer at Ohio State University. She was senior vice president for human resources for American International Group Retirement Services.

McCutcheon is a graduate of Cleveland State University.

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