Ten Women With New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

adela_de_la_torre_lgAdela de la Torre was appointed vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of California at Davis. She has been serving in the post on an interim basis for the past year. She is a professor and director of the department of Chicano/a studies at the university. She is the co-editor of Building with Our Hands: New Directions in Chicana Studies (University of California Press, 1993).

Dr. De la Torre is an agricultural economist. She is the former director of the Mexican American Studies & Research Center at the University of Arizona. She holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.

KinslerAlice Kinsler was named interim director of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She is the former president and CEO of the Hospice Foundation in Monterey, California.

Kinsler is a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She holds a master’s degree in human relations from Golden Gate University and a second master’s degree in textile history from the University of Nebraska.

marie_blakey_200Marie Blakey was promoted to executive director of academic communications at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She has been serving as senior director of communications and marketing for the university’s College of Arts and Letters.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Blakey previously held administrative positions at Mount St. Mary’s College and Loyola Marymount College, both in Los Angeles.

Edmonds_LJLorna Jean Edmonds was appointed vice provost for global affairs and professor of health sciences and professions at Ohio University in Athens. She has been serving at executive adviser for planning and research at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Edmonds holds a Ph.D. from the School of Development Studies of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.

Buehler, Julie webJulie Buehler was named vice chancellor for information services and strategy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has been serving as the deputy chief information officer for the University of Rochester. She has been on the staff at the University of Rochester since 1989.

Buehler is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo, holds an MBA from the University of Rochester, and is a certified public accountant.

curryJennifer Curry was appointed interim associate dean for programs and services in the College of Human Sciences and Education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She has been serving as coordinator of the school counseling program at the college.

Dr. Curry is a graduate of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. She holds a master’s degree in human development counseling from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and a doctorate in counselor education from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Martinez-FreemanAida Martinez-Freeman was named director of the Office of TRIO Programs at North Dakota State University. She is the former director of the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Programs at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

Martinez-Forman is enrolled in the doctoral program in occupational and adult education at North Dakota State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in college student affairs administration from Indiana University.

barrosoJulie Barroso was appointed associate dean for doctoral programs in the School of Nursing and Health Studies of the University of Miami. When she comes to the university in January, she will also be a professor of nursing. She currently serves as a professor at the Duke University School of Nursing.

Dr. Barroso is a graduate of Florida State University. She holds a master’s degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

shaprio-helenHelen Shapiro was named executive director of the University of California’s Washington Center. The residential center in the nation’s capital can house more than 270 students from University of California campuses that are participating in internships or other programs in Washington.

Dr. Shapiro is a professor of sociology at the University of California Santa Cruz. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.

carburyCarol Carbary is the new executive director of the North Central State College Foundation, a community college in Mansfield, Ohio. She has been serving as the senior director of institutional advancement at Cleveland State University.

Carbary holds bachelor’s degrees from Wells College in Aurora, New York, and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She earned an MBA from Kent State University in Ohio.

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