Seven Women Take on New Administrative Duties

Susan Fritz was named associate vice president for academic affairs at the University of Nebraska. Since 2005, she has served as associate vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the university.

Dr. Fritz holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska.

Ann Marie Whyte was appointed interim associate dean for administration and human resources at the University of Central Florida’s College of Business. She has been on the university’s faculty since 1998.

Dr. Whyte holds a Ph.D. in finance from Florida Atlantic University. Before coming to UCF, she taught at Cleveland State University and the University of Dayton.

Carmen Sidbury is the new associate provost for research and resources at Spelman College in Atlanta. She was associate dean of undergraduate studies at the college. For the past two years Dr. Sidbury has been serving as director of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program at the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Sidbury holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina A&T State University. She was the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech.

Irma Van Scoy was appointed executive director of USC Connect, a new initiative at the University of South Carolina that will help students select relevant activities and to use those activities to enhance their educational experience. Van Scoy is the former associate dean for academic and student affairs at the university’s College of Education.

Dr. Van Scoy is a graduate of the State University of New York at Potsdam. She earned a master’s degree and an educational doctorate at Syracuse University.

Paula Brewer Byron was named director of communications at the Carilion School of Medicine and Research at Virginia Tech. She was the editor of Harvard Medicine magazine at Harvard Medical School.

Byron is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree in Asian studies from the University of Michigan.

Wanda Lester was promoted to associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She was serving in the position on an interim basis. Previously, she was associate dean of the School of Business and Economics at the university.

Dr. Lester is a graduate of Florida A&M University. She holds a Ph.D. in strategic management/management information systems from Florida State University.

Marylou J. Ferry was named vice president for communication and marketing at Scripps College in Claremont, California. She has been working as a media relations consultant and at one time was the press secretary for the governor of the state of Washington.

Ferry is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound.



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