A Dozen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Kimberly Conway Dumpson was promoted to vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne. She was serving for the past seven years as director of alumni affairs at the university.

Dumpson is a graduate of Towson University, where she majored in political science and sociology. She earned her law degree at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.

Amy Myers Jaffe was appointed executive director of energy and sustainability at the University of California at Davis. In this role, she will hold a joint appointment with the Graduate School of Management and the Institute of Transportation Studies. She has been serving as the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She has been at Rice for the past 16 years.

A widely recognized expert on the oil industry and global energy policy, Jaffe is a graduate of Princeton University.

Laura Simic was selected as the next vice president for university advancement at Boise State University in Idaho. She will take on her new duties on November 1. She has been serving as the interim vice president for university relations and senior associate vice president of development for Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Previously, she spent nine years as associate vice chancellor for development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Simic is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where she majored in journalism and public relations. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee.

Michelle C. Dodd was promoted to director of admissions at the University of Wyoming. She has been a staff member at the university for the past 12 years and has served as assistant to the vice president for student affairs and associate director of admissions.

Dodd holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master of public administration degree from the University of Wyoming.

Sharon Feng was named executive director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. She was vice president for business development at Bayer MaterialScience.

Dr. Feng holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Nanjing University in China. She earned a master’s degree at the University of California at Davis and a Ph.D. in bioinorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Janna Lamey was promoted to assistant dean of student life at the Graduate School of Cornell University. She was manager of the Office of Graduate Education at the university.

Lamey holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York at Cortland.

Dori Baker was appointed chaplain and director of student spiritual life at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She will continue in her role as scholar-in-residence at the nonprofit Fund for Theological Education.

Dr. Baker holds a master of divinity degree from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, and a Ph.D. in religious and theological studies from Northwestern University. She is the author of Doing Girlfriend Theology: God-Talk With Young Women (Pilgrim Press, 2005) and The Barefoot Way: A Faith Guide for Youth, Young People and the Adults Who Talk With Them (Westminster John Knox Press, 2012).

Josephine D. Davis was named interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. Davis is the former president of York College of the City University of New York system. She is also the former dean of graduate studies at Albany State University in Georgia and was vice president for academic affairs at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.

Dr. Davis is a graduate of Spelman College. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and an educational doctorate from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Patricia Peek was promoted to director of undergraduate admissions at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. She was associate dean of admission and has been on the admissions staff at Fordham since 1998.

Dr. Peek holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in English from Fordham University.

Linda S. Greene was named vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of California at San Diego. She has been serving as the Evjue Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She will begin her new duties in January.

Professor Greene is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach and the law school at the University of California at Berkeley.

Jennie J. Gallimore was appointed executive director of interdisciplinary programs and professional development in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She was the director of the university’s Ohio Center of Excellence for Human-Centered Innovation. She is also a professor of industrial engineering and professor of surgery at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Dr. Gallimore holds bachelor’s and master’s degree from California State University at Northridge. She earned a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and operations research from Virginia Tech.

Teresa Hardee was named vie president of finance at Delaware State University in Dover. She was the chief financial officer and vice president for administrative and financial services at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. Previously, she was assistant vice chancellor for budgets and financial planning at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Dr. Hardee holds a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

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