New Administrative Posts at Universities for Six Women

LindseyDouglasLindsey Douglas was named director of state relations at the University of Kansas. She was the director of legislative efforts for the Kansas Department of Transportation. Douglas has been with the Department of Transportation since 2009. She previously worked for the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

Douglas is a graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She earned a master’s degree in environmental law from the Vermont Law School.

Wark_Elizabeth_200Elizabeth T. Wark was named director of clinical affairs at the College of Health and Human Science at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She is the former assistant dean for faculty practice for the College of Allied Health Sciences at Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

Dr. Wark is a graduate of Ithaca College in New York. She holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a doctorate in physical therapy from Simmons College in Boston.

lmcelroyLori McElroy was appointed chief information security officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was the information security officer at Texas State University in San Marcos. McElroy will begin her new job on February 1.

McElroy holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University in San Marcos.

marthaconnollyMartha J. Connolly is the new director of University of Maryland Ventures, a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to promote entrepreneurship. Since 2003, Dr. Connolly has served as director of the Mtech Maryland Industrial Partnerships program.

Dr. Connolly is the first woman to graduate from the doctoral program in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

kesha-williamsKesha Williams is the new director of digital marketing and communications at Clemson University in South Carolina. She was the web service project manager at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Williams is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she majored in journalism. She holds a master’s degree in communications, culture, and technology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Natasha Cupps was named an investment manager for pubic markets at Vanderbilt University. She will focus on public equities. Previously, she was a portfolio manager for Dimensional Fund Advisors in Austin, Texas.

Cupps is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Missouri, where she majored in history. She earned an MBA at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

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