Six Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Jacqueline DiStefano was appointed vice president for finance and chief financial officer of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. She was vice president for finance and administration at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Earlier in her career, DiStefano held administrative positions in finance at the University of Albany, Excelsior College, and Skidmore College.

Lisa Dorin was named deputy director for curatorial affairs at the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She was the associate curator of contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dorin is a graduate of the University of California Santa Cruz. She holds a master’s degree in art history from Williams College.

Laura W. Rugless was appointed executive director of equity and access in the department of human resources at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She was the equal employment opportunity and employees relations manager for the Virginia Department of Health.

Rugless earned a bachelor’s degree in Russian and international studies and a law degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Ellen Houston was promoted to director of the Upward Bound program at the University of Nevada at Reno. A staff member since 1997, she served most recently as assistant director of the Center for Student Cultural Diversity.

Houston holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in counseling and educational psychology from the University of Nevada at Reno.

Jalah Goette was appointed director of Texas Student Media at the University of Texas at Austin. Texas Student Media oversees the student newspaper, television station, radio station, and yearbook. She has been serving as interim director for the past nine months after serving as assistant director for business and advertising.

Goette holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Texas.

Terri Ventress was named senior design engineer at the New Product Development Center at Oklahoma State University. She is the first chemical engineer to work for the center that helps small manufacturers bring new products to market.

Ventress holds bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemical engineering from Oklahoma State University.

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