Ten New Appointments of Women to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Peggy Fitch was appointed vice president for student development at Central College in Pella, Iowa. She will continue to serve as a professor of psychology at the college.

Professor Fitch is  graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in developmental and child psychology from the University of Kansas.

Bernadette Montoya, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at New Mexico State University in La Cruces, was elected to a two-year term on the executive committee of the Council on Student Affairs of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.

Dr. Montoya has served in her current position since June. She holds a doctorate in education from the University of New Mexico.

Lynette Zelezny, dean at California State University at Fresno, was named interim associate vice president for continuing and global education and associate provost at the university.

Professor Zelezny holds an MBA from CalState Fresno and a Ph.D. in applied social psychology from Claremont Graduate University.

Jacqueline Deitch-Stackhouse was appointed director of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, and Education (SHARE) officer at Princeton University in New Jersey. Since 2004, she has been serving as coordinator of the Office of Anti-Violence Initiatives for the College of New Jersey.

Deitch-Stackhouse is a graduate of the University of Richmond. She holds two master’s degrees from Bryn Mawr College.

Taffye Benson Clayton was named vice provost for diversity and multicultural affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The appointment is effective February 1. Since 2009, she has served as associate provost for equity, diversity, and community relations at East Carolina University.

Dr. Clayton is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a master’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C., and a doctorate in educational leadership from East Carolina University.

Gloria Graham was appointed assistant vice president for police services and assistant chief of police at the University of Chicago. The appointment is effective February 1. She has been serving as chief of police at the University of Tennessee.

Graham has previously held administrative posts in the police department for Duke University and the University of Southern California. She is a graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Janine E. McDuffie is the new director of human resources and payroll systems at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She was a business process analyst in the general administration offices of the University of North Carolina System.

Previously, she held human resources positions at North Carolina Central University and Fayetteville State University.

Choquette Hamilton was named associate director of development for the African and African diaspora studies department at the University of Texas. She was executive director of student diversity initiatives and director of the Multicultural Engagement Center at the university.

Hamilton is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a master’s degree in elementary education from St. Joseph’s University and a master’s degree in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working on her doctorate in educational policy and planning.

Eloise Dunn Stuhr was appointed vice president and vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Houston and the University of Houston System. She is currently serving as vice president at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Previously, she has held fundraising posts at Vanderbilt University, Whitman College, and Penn State.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Stuhr has served as assistant dean at the University of Oregon School of Law.

Kerrie L. Bennett was named director of legislative and government relations at the University of Rhode Island. She has been serving as senior communications officer for the Rhode Island Foundation. She is the former press secretary for Congressman Patrick Kennedy and was associate director of community and government relations at Brown University.

Bennett holds an MBA from the University of Rhode Island.

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