Six Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

PamMischenPamela Mischen was appointed faculty adviser to the president of Binghamton University, a campus of the State University of New York system. Dr. Mischen is an associate professor and director of Center for Applied Community Research and Development at the university.

Dr. Mischen is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She holds a master of public administration degree and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University.

huntergreshamHunter Gresham was promoted to chief of staff for the division of student affairs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. Since 2005 she has been director of special events at Virginia Tech and has been on the staff at the university since 2001.

Gresham is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

MHG WebPhotoMeriah E. Heredia-Griego has been named interim director of the El Centro de la Raza at the University of New Mexico. She has been with the University of New Mexico for 17 years and has been serving as a research assistant professor at the Center for Education Policy Research.

Dr. Heredia-Griego holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of New Mexico and a doctorate in higher education administration from Colorado State University.

Odom_LeslieLeslie Odom is the new associate director for reporting in the Office of Institutional Research at Boise State University in Idaho. She was director of institutional research at the University of Dallas. Previously, she held positions at the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Odom holds a doctorate in educational research from the University of North Texas.

SunyaLYoungSunya L. Young was appointed vice president for institutional advancement at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. She also serves as director of the South Carolina State University Foundation. She was the director of development for the South Carolina Higher Education Foundation. Earlier in her career, she was director of development and planned giving at Claflin College.

Young is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia and holds a master’s degree in management from Webster University.

Cherita WeatherspoonCherita Weatherspoon is the new executive director of University College at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. University College is an umbrella of student services that includes academic advising, counseling, and peer mentoring. Dr. Weatherspoon is the author of Community College Leadership Defined: Identifying, Developing and Assessing the Competencies Necessary for Leadership Success in the 21st Century (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010).

Dr. Weatherspoon holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Delaware State University.

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