Eleven Women to Serve in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

mcCourtMary Frances McCourt was appointed vice president and chief financial officer at Indiana University. She has been serving in the post on an interim basis since the beginning of the year. She has served as treasurer of the university since 2005 and will continue in that role.

McCourt is a graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

faculty-barlow-libbyElizabeth A. Barlow was named assistant vice president for institutional research and assessment at Syracuse University in New York. She was assistant vice president for academic affairs at the University of Houston.

Dr. Barlow is a graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She holds a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate in higher education administration and supervision from the University of Houston.

allensworthElaine Allensworth was chosen as the Lewis-Sebring Director of the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the Urban Education Institute of the University of Chicago. She joined the Consortium on Chicago School Research as a research analyst in 1998 and has served as interim director since 2011.

Dr. Allensworth is a graduate of Kent State University in Ohio. She earned a Ph.D. in sociology at Michigan State University.

heroldIrene Herold was appointed University Librarian at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is the former dean of the Mason Library at Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Dr. Herold is a graduate of Western Illinois University in Macomb. She holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in managerial leadership in the information professions from Simmons College.

Kim-LeDuffKim LeDuff was appointed associate vice provost for equity, diversity, and international affairs and chief diversity officer at the University of West Florida. She has been serving as the acting director of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Dr. LeDuff is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in mass communication from Indiana University.

maryburkeMary Burke was named assistant vice president of university development at the University of Maryland at College Park. She was the assistant vice president for development at George Washington University. She also has held fundraising posts at Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, MIT, and Boston University.

Burke is a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She holds an MBA from Boston University.

Martin-SharonSharon L. Martin was appointed director of the Division of University Relations at West Virginia University. She has been serving as assistant vice president of marketing at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She will begin her new duties in October.

Martin is a graduate of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, where she majored in journalism with a minor in advertising.

rachelhollowayRachel Holloway was named vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Holloway has served on the Virginia Tech faculty since 1989 and most recently was associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Dr. Holloway is a graduate of Morehead State University in Kentucky. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in communication from Purdue University.

MalloryMia_1.sflbMia Mallory was appointed associate dean for diversity and inclusion and associate professor of pediatrics at the College of Medicine of the University of Cincinnati. For the past two years she was an emergency physician for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Dr. Mallory is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

houckJancy Houck is the new vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of South Carolina. She was associate vice president for development and director of medical development at Yale University. She previously was senior development officer for the College of Medicine at the University of Florida.

Houck holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University at Albany, part of the State University of New York system.

crystal_reedCrystal Ann Williams was named associate vice president and chief diversity officer at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. She has been serving as dean of institutional diversity and as a tenured faculty member in creative writing at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Professor Williams is a graduate of New York University and holds a master of fine arts degree from Cornell University.

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