Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Karilyn Lesassier Van Oosten was named director of strategic alliances at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove, Illinois. She was senior director of enrollment and director of strategic business alliances for the College of Nursing at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

Van Oosten holds bachelor’s degrees from Belmont Abby College and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She earned a master’s degree from Arizona State University and is a doctoral candidate in applied cognitive neuroscience from Universidad Maimonides in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Karen Denise Howard was appointed director of the Center for Human Services at the University of California at Davis Extension. She was the federal/state contract coordinator for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Howard holds master’s degrees from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and San Diego State University.

Krista Allen is the new associate director of development at Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She was assistant director of development for the university’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Allen is a 2010 magna cum laude graduate of Louisiana State University.

Cathy Jones, the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of French at the University of Georgia, was named faculty ombudsperson at the university.

Professor Jones has been on the University of Georgia faculty since 1987. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin.

Muriel Hawkins is the new associate vice president for partnerships and engagement at Virginia State University. She was assistant to the president for campus and community relations at Dillard University in New Orleans.

Dr. Hawkins is a graduate of the Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science in Chicago. She earned a master’s degree in counseling from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and a doctorate at Loyola University of Chicago.

Ann Huff Stevens, chair of the department of economics at the University of California at Davis, was appointed director of the Center for Poverty Research at the university. Professor Stevens has been on the faculty at the university since 2003. She previously taught at Yale University and Rutgers University.

A graduate of American University in Washington, Dr. Stevens earned her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan.

Kristin Rowe was appointed assistant provost for advisement at Berkeley College, which operates four campuses in New York and four campuses in New Jersey. She was campus operating officer for Berkeley’s New York City locations. She has been an administrator for the college since 1999.

A graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, Rowe earned a master’s degree in counseling at New York University.

Jamie Moffitt was named vice president for finance and administration at the University of Oregon. She has been the executive senior associate director for finance and administration in the university’s department of intercollegiate athletics.

Moffitt is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School. She holds a master’s degree in international business from Tufts University.

Kate Berry, associate professor of geography at the University of Nevada in Reno, was named director of the Core Curriculum at the university. Dr. Berry has been on the university’s faculty for 18 years.

A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Dr. Berry holds a master’s degree from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Colorado.


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