A Dozen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

ishop_kedraKedra Ishop was appointed associate vice president for enrollment management at the University of Michigan. Since 2009, she has been the director of admissions at the University of Texas. She has been on the admissions staff at the University of Texas since 1998.

Dr. Ishop holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and a master’s degree and a doctorate in educational administration, all from the University of Texas.

oldhamLinda Oldham was named executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. She is the former executive director of the Denning Technology and Management Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Oldham is a graduate of Emporia State University in Kansas and holds a doctorate in continuing education and human resource development from the University of Illinois.

RosalieRichards-assocProvostRosalie Richards was appointed associate provost for faculty development at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. She will also serve as a professor of chemistry and education at the university. Dr. Richards held the Kaolin Endowed Chair in Science and was a professor of chemistry at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.

Dr. Richards is a graduate of the University of the Virgin Islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

karenburg-smKaren Burg was appointed vice president for research at Kansas State University. She will also serve as a professor of chemical engineering at the university. She has been serving as interim vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Professor Burg is a graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in bioengineering from Clemson University.

sandraOerly-BennettSandra Oerly-Bennett is the new executive director of financial aid and scholarships at West Virginia University. She was associate vice president for enrollment services and director of financial aid at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Earlier, she was director of financial aid at Fairmont State University in West Virginia.

Oerly-Bennett holds a master’s degree in higher education administration and educational leadership from West Virginia University.

JOhnsonKimKimberly Johnson was named assistant dean in the College of Business on the Montgomery campus of Auburn University in Alabama. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at the university in 2005.

Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Tennessee State University in Nashville. She holds two master’s degree and a Ph.D. in management from Auburn University.

reeveTeresa Reeve was named associate dean at the Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She will be the first woman to hold the post. Dr. Reeve is an associate professor of New Testament contexts at the seminary and has served on the faculty for 11 years.

Dr. Reeve is a graduate of Pacific Union College in Angwin, California. She holds two master’s degrees from Andrews University and a Ph.D. in Christianity and Judaism in antiquity from the University of Notre Dame.

Stephanie-KitStephanie Kit was promoted to interim director of the Office of Career Services at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She has served as associate director of Career Services for the past 16 years.

A native of Delaware, Kit holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a master’s degree in college student personnel from the University of Georgia.

Isabel_ScarinciIsabel Scarinci was appointed associate director for globalization at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama Birmingham. She is a professor of preventive medicine at the university’s medical school.

Dr. Scarinci holds a master of public health degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University.

barbourSandy Barbour has served a director of athletics at the University of California at Berkeley for the past decade. She will step down from the post on July 15 and take a position with the Berkeley Extension Program, where she will develop the curriculum for an academic program in sports management.

Barbour is a graduate of Wake Forest University. She holds a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

levanderCaroline Levander is the new vice president for digital education and interdisciplinary initiatives at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She had been serving as vice provost for interdisciplinary initiatives and digital education and holds the Carlson Chair in Humanities. She joined the faculty at Rice in 2000 and was promoted to full professor of English in 2006. She is the author of Where Is American Literature? (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).

Professor Levander holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in English from Rice University.

sm-WeirLLJuna Weir was appointed interim director of intercollegiate athletics at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. She had been serving as associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator at the university.

Weir holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Alcorn State University. She has been on the athletics staff at the university for the past 16 years.

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