Nine Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

hutchins-emilyEmily Hutchins was named director of development for the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech. She was the capital and major gifts coordinator for the Denver Zoological Foundation. She is the former director of the Mountain Lake Conservatory in Pembroke, Virginia.

Hutchins is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University in Denver.

WalkerShelby Walker was appointed director of the Oregon Sea Grant College Program at Oregon State University. She has been serving as the strategic planning team leader for the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Dr. Walker is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She holds a Ph.D. from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary.

phillipsKatherine Phillips was named senior vice dean at Columbia Business School, effective July 1. She is the Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics at the school. Before joining the faculty at Columbia Business School, Dr. Phillips was an associate professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.

Professor Phillips is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where she majored in psychology. She holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Stanford University.

garrisonBetsy Garrison was named director of the School of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Arkansas, effective July 1. She currently serves as a professor and associate dean in the College of Agriculture at Louisiana State University. She has been on the faculty at LSU since 1993.

Dr. Garrison is a graduate of Benedictine College. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in family environment from Iowa State University.

carol-collierCarol R. Collier was appointed senior adviser for watershed management and policy at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia. For the past 15 years, she has served as executive director of the Delaware River Basin Commission.

Collier has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and a master’s degree in regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

LiermanLiz_FILiz Lierman was named director of the Career Development Center at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She has served as director of career services at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Lierman is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She earned master’s degrees in both social work and nonprofit management.

EarpSamantha Earp was named executive director of HarvardX, the online educational program at Harvard University. She has been serving as the interim executive director and previously was managing director for academic technology services.

Earp is a graduate of Berea College in Kentucky and holds a master’s degree in French linguistics from Indiana University.

grace_calhounM. Grace Calhoun was appointed director of athletics at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1. Currently, she serves as director of athletics and assistant vice president at Loyola University in Chicago.

Dr. Calhoun is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, where she majored in electrical engineering. She earned an MBA at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and holds a master’s degree in exercise and sports science and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Florida.

040814_pickett001Stephanie Helms Pickett is the new director of the Women’s Center at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She has been serving as interim director of the center since last fall. She has been an administrator at Duke for the past eight years. She is the author of the books Later Never Came Until Now (Mira Digital Publishing, 2012) and Her Name is SHE (Cary Press, 2013).

Dr. Helms Pickett is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. She holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

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