Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities Across America


Maurie D. McInnis was promoted to vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Virginia. She has been serving as associate dean for undergraduate programs and professor of American art and material culture at the university. She joined the faculty at the university in 1998.

Dr. McInnis is a graduate of the University of Virginia. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Yale University. Her latest book is Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade (University of Chicago Press, 2011).

wendy-kutchnerWendy Kutchner is the new assistant vice president for enrollment management and university registrar at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. She was university registrar at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Kutchner is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She holds an educational doctorate from Temple University.

carol-wisecarverCarol Wisecarver was appointed vice president of human resources at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. She was the lead staffing manager for Novartis Consumer Health in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is a former regional human resources manager for Home Depot Inc.

Wisecarver is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University and holds an MBA from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Lyndy McLaughlinLyndy McLaughlin was promoted to assistant director of communications for digital media and marketing at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. She has been serving as assistant director of marketing for the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at the university. She joined the university’s staff in 2008.

McLaughlin is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego and is currently studying for a master’s degree in new media management at Syracuse University.

Jan-Zink5-150x122Janis Zink was appointed vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Since 2005 she has been serving as senior vice president for planning and outreach at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. Previously she was vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Tulsa. Her new appointment is effective in March.

Dr. Zink holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso. She earned a doctorate in educational management and development from New Mexico State University.

J.J. DavisJennifer Wagner Davis was named senior vice president for finance and administration at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She has been serving as vice president for finance and administration at the University of Delaware. She will assume her new post on March 4.

Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in policy analysis from Pennsylvania State University.

pkuhrPeggy Kuhr was appointed vice president for integrated communications at the University of Montana. She has been serving in the post on an interim basis since August. Since 2007, she has been dean of the University of Montana’s School of Journalism. From 2002 to 2007, she held the Knight Chair on the Press, Leadership and Community at the University of Kansas.

A graduate of the University of Montana, Kuhr holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

Weatherhead FacultyRebecca Murphy was named associate vice president for communications and marketing at Kent State University in Ohio. She was the assistant dean of marketing and communications for the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Murphy holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Akron.

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