Ten New Administrative Appointments for Women in Higher Education

Monique Field was appointed assistant vice president for strategic initiatives at Michigan State University in East Lansing. For the past four years she has been an attorney for Weiner Associates, a governmental affairs law firm. Prior to that post, she was director of governmental affairs for the Michigan Department of Management and Budget.

Field is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Thomas S. Cooley Law School.

Erin Harrel was named interim vice president for academic affairs at Edison State College in Fort Myers, Florida. She has been serving as dean of the School of Education and founding principal of the Edison Collegiate High School.

Harrel  joined the faculty at Edison State in 2004 and was promoted to full professor in 2008. She was named dean in 2010.

Ruth Stevens was named director of development communications at Princeton University. She has been on the staff of Princeton’s Office of Communications since 2000, most recently as director for strategic communications.

Stevens is a graduate of Central Michigan University and earned an MBA at Western Michigan University.

Susan Stepleton was named director of the Policy Forum at the Brown School of social work at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the former president and CEO of Parents as Teachers.

Dr. Stepleton holds two master’s degrees from Washington University, an MBA from the University of Missouri at St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from Saint Louis University.

Mary Raymond is the new associate dean of students and director of the Career Development Office at Pomona College in Claremont, California. She was director of career services at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Earlier she was director of career counseling at Sarah Lawrence College and director of career services at Iona College.

Katherine Solender was appointed the John G.W. Cowles Director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College on an interim basis. She is the former director of exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Solender is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds a master’s degree in art history from Johns Hopkins University.

Ruth Hohl Borger was named assistant vice president of the Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences at the University of Florida. She has been serving as communications director for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University.

Dr. Borger is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and an educational doctorate from Arizona State University.

Jerolyn Chapman Navarro is the inaugural first vice chancellor of diversity and outreach at the University of California at San Francisco. She first joined the faculty at the university in 2000.

Dr. Navarro completed her medical training at the University of California at San Francisco and holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Connie M. Forde was promoted to director of the department of instructional systems and workforce development at Mississippi State University. She was serving as the undergraduate and graduate coordinator for information technology services.

Dr. Forde holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi. She earned a doctorate at the University of Mississippi.

Devanna Corley was named director of development for the West Virginia University Alumni Association. She was vice president of institutional advancement at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Corley holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Fairmont State University.

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