Seven Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Julie R. Cryser was named director of development for the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design at West Virginia University in Morgantown. She has been serving as director of development for the WVU Extension Service.

Cryser holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from West Virginia University.

June Larson, associate dean of the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, was elected to serve a three-year term on the board of governors of the National League of Nursing. Larson joined the USD faculty in 1980 and was appointed associate dean in 2009.

Marnie E. Arkenberg was promoted to assistant dean of academic affairs and instruction at William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has been serving on the faculty teaching courses in cross-cultural development, biopsychology, and speech and language development.

Dr. Arkenberg is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska Graduate College and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Pennsylvania State University.

Jennifer Carter was appointed assistant director for continuing and professional education at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington. She was the director of outreach and instructional design coordinator for the Society for Science and the Public.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Carter earned a master’s degree at the University of New Haven.

Silvia C. Ramos was appointed chief compliance officer for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She was serving as associate director of diversity education and training at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. Prior to joining Virginia Tech three years ago, she was coordinator of university outreach at California State University-Channel Islands.

Ramos is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Meyers. She earned a master’s degree at Radford University in Virginia.

Elizabeth A. Burns was appointed associate dean for clinical affairs at the new Western Michigan University School of Medicine. Since 2008 she has served as president and CEO of the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies.

Dr. Burns is a graduate of Marygrove College in Detroit. She earned her medical degree at the University of Michigan and holds a master’s degree in health science education from the University of Iowa.

Joanna McCormick was named director of student financial aid at the University of Wyoming. She was the senior director of financial aid and scholarships at Utah Valley University in Orem.

McCormick holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and German and a master of public administration degree.

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