A Host of New Administrative Appointments for Women in Higher Education

Sherri Ondrus was appointed vice chancellor for institutional strategy, research, and effectiveness for the Maricopa Community College System. Based in Tempe, Arizona, the system includes 10 community college campuses.

Dr. Ondrus was director of the Performance Management Process for the City University of New York. Previously, she was director of assessment and institutional research for the New York City College of Technology. Dr. Ondrus holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Toledo.

Mona Sedrak was named associate dean for the division of health sciences in the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. Dr. Sedrak joined the Seton Hall faculty in 2006 and since 2010 has chaired the department of physician assistant.

Dr. Sedrak completed her doctorate in higher education at Walden University.

Sabrina Cave was named assistant vice president for student affairs at West Virginia University. She has been serving as executive director for student affairs communications for the university’s Mountaineer Parents Club.

Cave, who holds two degrees West Virginia University, has taught curriculum and instruction courses at WVA and at Potomac State College.

Deborah R. Barnett was named coordinator of Non-Traditional Student Services/Single Parent Programs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has been serving as a graduate assistant in the Center for Graduate Teaching Excellence at the university.

Barnett is a graduate of Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Kentucky. She holds a master’s degree and is working on an educational doctorate at Southern Illinois University.

Rita J. Teal was named interim vice president of academic affairs at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. She has been serving as executive director of Institutional Effectiveness.

Dr. Teal has 30 years of administrative and teaching experience in higher education.

Rebecca Stoltzfus was named provost’s fellow for public engagement at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She is a professor of nutritional science and director of the program in international nutrition in Cornell’s College of Human Ecology.

Professor Stoltzfus holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Ivy N. Asano was appointed assistant director of admissions at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. She has been on the medical school faculty since 2000.

Dr. Asano is a graduate of the University of Hawaii medical school. She also holds a master’s degree in education from the University of the Pacific.

Jena Baker-Calloway was appointed director of the Michigan State University Detroit Center. She was a community health educator, academic research liaison, and community grant consultant for Wayne State University.

Baker-Calloway holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master of public health degree from the University of Michigan.

Deborah J. Coffin was chosen to become the vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has been serving in the post on an interim basis. Previously, she was associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students.

Coffin holds two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree in human communication theory from the University of Northern Colorado.

Rosemary M. Thomas was named vice president for university advancement at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. She will also serve as executive director of the FGSU Foundation. Her appointment is effective on February 20. She has been serving as vice president for university advancement at Salisbury University in Maryland.

A graduate of Clemson University, Dr. Thomas holds a master of public administration degree from the University of South Carolina and a doctorate in educational leadership from West Virginia University.

Susan L. Theiss was named university omsbud officer at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Her appointment is effective on February 13. Since 2002, she has been serving as omsbud officer at the University of Arkansas. Previously, she was an omsbud officer at the University of Arizona.

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