Five Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

20110603_reunion_1418.jpgVictoria Chun was promoted to director of athletics at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. She has served as interim director since August. Previously, she was senior associate athletics director. She is one of only about 30 women athletics directors at the 345 member institutions of the NCAA’s Division I.

Chun holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Colgate University.

Chinyere Ukabiala was named ombudsperson at Grinnell College in Iowa. She will be the first person in this new position and will assume her new duties on February 1. She is an attorney in Des Moines, Iowa, specializing in family law.

Ukabiala holds law degrees from Buckingham University in England and Drake University in Iowa.

Priscilla-McChristianPriscilla McChristian was appointed interim director of the Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is the chief of staff in the office of the chancellor and has been a member of the management team at the university since 2008.

McChristian is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, and holds a master’s degree in history from DePaul University in Chicago.

pamela-landiPamela Landi is the new assistant vice president for university relations at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. She was the director of the Office of Public and Governmental Relations for Broward County, Florida.

Landi is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, where she majored in political science.

degraffenreid-220x330Ellen de Graffenreid was appointed senior vice president for communications at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She was the director of communications and marketing for the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina.

De Graffenreid is a graduate of Indiana University. She holds a master’s degree in Russian and Soviet history and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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