Five Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Marlene H. Helm was appointed vice president for academic affairs at Midway College in Midway, Kentucky. Dr. Helm joined Midway College in 2011 as chair of the Teacher Education Graduate Program. Previously, she was commissioner of social services for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

A graduate of Kentucky State University, Dr. Helm received a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from the University of Kentucky.

Sarah Green was named associate director of equal opportunity and diversity at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Green served as a staff assistant at the White House during the Clinton administration.

Green is a graduate of the law school at American University in Washington, D.C.

Kristi Gafford has been appointed chief of staff at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She has been serving as administrative director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University.

Gafford is a graduate of Duke University. She holds a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the University of Kansas.

Monena Hall is the new learning commons and assessment librarian at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. She was the children’s librarian at the Dallas Public Library in Texas.

Hall is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas and earned a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of North Texas in Denton.

Janice W. Yellin, professor of art history at Babson College, has been selected as director of the Three-College Collaboration between Babson College, Wellesley College, and Olin College. She will serve a one-year term beginning on July 1.

Professor Yellin is an Egyptologist and is currently director of the Royal Pyramids of Kush Project. The pyramids, located north of Khartoum hold the tombs of the kings and queens of ancient Meroe.

Dr. Yellin is a graduate of the City College of New York. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University.

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