Nine Women in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

juliesummsJulie Summs was appointed director of economic development and business innovation at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Since 2009, she has been serving as county administrator for Orange County, Virginia. She will begin her new job in January.

Summs is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and earned degrees in anthropology and psychology. She holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

katebrownKate Brown was named director of the Office of Outreach and Innovation at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. She was the director of the Center for Creative Learning at the university.

Dr. Brown is past president of the Mississippi Association for Gifted Children. She holds a master’s degree from Mississippi University for Women and a doctorate in leadership from Mississippi State University.

maggie-reitzMaggie Reitz was promoted to vice provost at Towson University in Maryland. She was the director of the master’s degree program in occupational therapy. For 15 years Dr. Reitz served as chair of the university’s department of occupational therapy and occupational science.

Dr. Reitz holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in occupational therapy from Towson University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

Elizabeth ArmstrArmstrongong is the new director of the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. She was senior associate director of the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

Armstrong holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and political science and a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University in Bloomington.

kranitzeEricka Krantz was appointed director of ethics and compliance monitoring at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She was director of financial compliance training at the University of Missouri and also served as director of internal audit at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

Krantz holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

deluca-Cynthia A. DeLuca was named the founding director of the Summer Institute at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She was associate vice provost of enrollment management and services at North Carolina State University.

Dr. DeLuca is the immediate past president of the North American Association of Summer Sessions. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina State University and an educational doctorate from East Carolina University.

GibsonJacqueline Gibson was appointed vice president of student affairs at Mississippi Valley State University. She was assistant vice president for student engagement and leadership development at Kentucky State University. She previously served as dean of students at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gibson is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University. She holds a master’s degree in communication and an educational doctorate from the University of Akron in Ohio.

Papp,Klara_ppKlara Papp is the new associate dean for assessment and program evaluation at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She was associate dean for assessment for the State University of New York’s Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. She is the former director of the Center for the Advancement of Medical Learning at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Dr. Papp is the deputy editor of Journal of General Medicine. She earned a doctorate in educational psychology from the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York system.

grummanCornelia Grumman was appointed director of policy and strategic communications at the Urban Education Institute of the University of Chicago. She was the founding executive director of the First Five Years Fund, an organization seeking greater public support for early childhood education.

While writing for the Chicago Tribune, Grumman won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for a series of editorials calling for reform in the Illinois criminal justice system.

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