Seven Women Named to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Jill D. Friedman was named vice chancellor for public affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, effective January 1. She has been serving as senior vice president and partner at Fleishman-Hillard’s world headquarters in St. Louis. She is the former deputy chief of staff for the late Missouri governer, Mel Carnahan.

Friedman is a graduate of the University of Vermont and holds an MBA from the Olin Business School at Washington University.

Lakeisha Mayes is the new director of recruitment and admissions at Norfolk State University in Virginia. She was an early college awareness advisor for the ACCESS College Foundation. Previously, she was the acting director of undergraduate admissions at Old Dominion University in Norfolk.

Mayes holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Old Dominion University.

Darlene Trew Crist was named director of news and communications at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is the former communications director for the Census of Marine Life, a project of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She also founded and directed Crist Communications, an editorial services firm.

Crist is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., where she majored in political science and environmental studies.

Deborah Newsom was appointed vice president of business and finance/treasurer at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The appointment is effective June 1, 2012. She has been serving for the past eight years as vice president for financial affairs and treasurer at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

A certified public accountant, Newsom holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Eastern Kentucky University.

Keri D. Young was named director of career serviecs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She was assistant director of recruitment operations in the graduate career service center at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.

Young holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Carrie Grogan Abbott is the new director of the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs at Syracuse University in New York. She was the associate director of admissions and student services for Syracuse University Abroad.

Abbott is a graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. She holds a master’s degree in higher education from Syracuse University.

Terricita E. Sass was named assistant vice president for enrollment management at Norfolk State University in Virginia. She has been on the staff of the university since 1988, most recently as interim executive director for enrollment management.

A graduate of Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina, Sass earned a master’s degree in urban affairs from Norfolk State University.




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