Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

shullMartha S. Shull was promoted to vice chancellor for academic affairs at Arkansas State University-Newport. She was the director of the PACE grant program in developmental education and English. Before joining the staff at Arkansas State, she was the director of a Perkins grant program at Black River Technical College.

Dr. Shull holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She also earned a master’s degree at the University of Dayton.

Joan-DardenJoan Darden was named interim vice president for student affairs at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia. Dr. Darden was on the staff at the university for 30 years until her retirement in 2009 as vice president for academic affairs. She has been serving  as director of international nursing programs and a professor of nursing at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia.

Dr Darden is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern College. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a doctorate in higher education administration from Georgia State University.

Julie-BeckmanJulie Beckman was appointed director of student services for the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee. She has been serving as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. Beckman is a practicing architect and designed the Pentagon’s 9-11 Memorial and the Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial.

Beckman is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She holds a master of architecture degree from Columbia University in New York.

Davis,HarrietHarriet Frink Davis was named vice chancellor for institutional advancement at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She has been serving as associate vice chancellor for development at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Previously, she was assistant vice president for corporate relations at Hampton University in Virginia.

Dr. Davis holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

CharlotteSorgCharlotte Song is the new director of financial aid at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. She was director of financial aid for Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio.

Song is a graduate of Montana State University-Northern in Havre. She holds a master’s degree in leadership from Bellevue University in Nebraska.

BluezetteMarshallBleuzette Marshall was named chief diversity officer at the University of Cincinnati. She has served in the position on an interim basis for the past year. Previously, she was the senior director of development for the University of Cincinnati Foundation. Dr. Marshall has been on the staff of the university for 21 years.

Dr. Marshall holds, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all from the University of Cincinnati.

selinskyCheryl Selinsky was appointed senior director and chief operating officer for the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. She was the senior director for translational research development at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix.

Dr. Selinsky is a graduate of the University of Southern Colorado, where she majored in biology. She holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from Colorado State University.

schmidlkoferKathleen Schmidlkofer has been selected as the next president and CEO of the University of Minnesota Foundation. She was the executive vice president of Greater MSP, a nonprofit organization seeking to grow the economy in the Twin Cities region.

Schmidlkofer is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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