Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Tracy Hall was named instructional services librarian at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She was a reference and instructional librarian at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Hall is a graduate of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and holds a master’s degree in library and information science from Louisiana State University.

Noor Azizan-Gardner was appointed chief diversity officer for the University of Missouri at Columbia. She has served in the position on an interim basis for the past year. She has been on the staff at the university since 1990. Previously, she taught at Stephens College and Columbia College.

Azizan-Gardner holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Georgia.

Rhonda Gibler was named director of budget at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Gibler has been on the staff at the university for the past 19 years, most recently serving as associate vice provost for extension management.

Dr. Gibler is a graduate of Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. She holds a master’s degree in economics and a Ph.D. in human environmental sciences from the University of Missouri.

LouAnn Westall was appointed associate provost of academic planning at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She was vice president and chief operating officer at Strategy Implemented Inc.

Westall is a graduate of Worcester State University in Massachusetts and holds an MBA from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts.

Patricia Watson was named senior vice president for university advancement at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She was senior associate vice president of alumni affairs and development at Cornell University. She will begin her new job on December 1.

Watson has been an administrator at Cornell for the past eight years. She is a 1983 graduate of Cornell University.

April Flint was named assistant athletic director for recreation at Emory University in Atlanta. She will direct the Emory Play program, a new health and wellness program at the university. Dr. Flint was director of intramural sports at Clemson University.

Dr. Flint is a graduate of Georgia Southern University. She holds a master’s degree in sport administration from Georgia State University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Clemson University.

Linda P. Kurtos was appointed director of sustainability at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She is an environmental lawyer and has been serving as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University.

Kurtos is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Northwestern University School of Law. She also holds a master’s degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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