Nine Women Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

Valerie Lee was named vice president for outreach and engagement at Ohio State University. She will continue in her role as the university’s vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. Dr. Lee, who has been on the faculty at Ohio State for 21 years, is the former chair of the English department and former chair of the department of women’s studies.

Dr. Lee is a graduate of Atlantic Union College. She holds a master’s degree from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University.

Jill Baker was appointed lead administrator at the Horace Mann Laboratory School at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. Since 2002 Baker has served as an instructor in the department of professional education at the university.

Baker holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwest Missouri State University.

Nicole Shelton, professor of psychology at Princeton University, was named master of Butler College, one of the six residential colleges on the Princeton campus. She will begin a four-year term on July 1.

Dr. Shelton joined the Princeton faculty in 2000. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Virginia.

Carrie Brown was appointed executive director of alumni affairs at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She had served for 16 years as director of alumni affairs at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Brown is a graduate of St. Lawrence University where she majored in history. She holds a master’s degree from Smith College.

Anne W. Alexandrov was named assistant dean for program evaluation in the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Dr. Alexandrov holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Texas. She earned a Ph.D. at Texas Woman’s University.

Kelly Fox, vice president for budget and finance and chief financial officer for the University of Colorado System administration, has been chosen to be the next senior vice chancellor for budget and finance at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is scheduled to take her new position on July 1.

Fox is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. She holds a master of public administration degree from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Nancy J. Cooke, professor of applied psychology at Arizona State University, was appointed chair of the Board on Human-Systems Integration of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. She has served as a member of the board since 2007.

Professor Cooke is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in psychology from New Mexico State University.

Laura Dougherty was named the Emily L. Phelps Director of The College School at the University of Delaware. She has been serving as interim director of the school, which specializes in teaching children with learning differences. She has been on the staff of the school for 18 years.

Dougherty holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Delaware.

Amy Meyers has been appointed to a third five-year term as director of the Yale Center for British Art. Prior to coming to Yale, Dr. Meyers was curator of American art at the Henry E. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.

Dr. Meyers holds a Ph.D. in American studies from Yale University.

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