Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Allison Kendrick Thacker was named president of the Rice Management Company. She will also serve as chief investment officer, treasurer, and vice president for investments at Rice University in Houston. She has been serving as managing director of RS Investments where she managed five mutual funds with $2 billion in assets.

Thacker is a graduate of Rice University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jennifer Sanborn was named chief of staff for Lynn Pasquerella, president of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Previously, she was director of the Women’s Education and Leadership Fund at the University of Hartford.

Sanborn is currently completing work on a master’s degree in spirituality at Hartford Seminary.

Angela Mazaris was appointed to establish the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Center at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was a presidential management fellow at the Internal Revenue Service and at the National Park Service. Previously, she taught in the American studies department and served as the graduate proctor of the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center at Brown University.

Dr. Mazaris holds a Ph.D. in American studies from Brown University.

Susan Short was named associate vice president for engagement at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, effective October 1. She is the former director of Virginia Tech’s Roanoke Center.

Dr. Short is a graduate of Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music. She holds a master’s degree from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and an educational doctorate from Virginia Tech.

Min Jung Kim was appointed deputy director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. She was managing director of the exhibitions and programming for the Global Cultural Management Group and previously worked for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.


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