Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

horejsiBrooke Horejsi is the new assistant dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. She will also serve as executive director of Kingsbury Hall, the performing arts center at the university. She was deputy director of fine arts programming at the College of Saint Benedict in Saint Joseph, Minnesota.

Horejsi is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English, Spanish, and theater. She earned a master’s degree in arts administration at the University of Oregon.

endia-bealEndia Beal, was appointed interim director of the Diggs Gallery on the campus of Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She has previously worked for the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology, and The New York Times Magazine.

Beal is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a master of fine arts degree in photography from the Yale School of Art.

joyce_dixonJoyce A. Dixon was promoted to vice president of business and finance at Mississippi Valley State University. She has been serving in the post on an interim basis and previously was assistant vice president for business and finance.

Dixon is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University, where she majored in business administration. She earned an MBA with a concentration in finance at Mississippi State University.

Mertz, JessicaJessica Mertz was named director of student violence prevention and education at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been serving as the associate director of the Penn Women’s Center on campus.

Mertz is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she majored in English. She holds a master’s degree in women’s and gender studies from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Marjorie _ThompsonMarjorie Thompson is the new director of philanthropy at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. She was an administrator for Carolina Radiology Associates.

Thompson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

skohnSelina B. Kohn was appointed director of athletics at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. She was associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator. Earlier, she was head coach for the college’s women’s volleyball and women’s basketball teams.

Kohn is a graduate of Albany State University in Georgia, where she majored in biology.

cheesebrocontentDeborah Cheesebro was named chief of police at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is the first woman to serve in the post in the college’s 321-year history. Dr. Cheeseboro was director of police and public safety at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.

Dr. Cheesebro is a graduate of West Virginia University. She holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and development from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

hendricksDenisha L. Hendricks is the new director of athletics at Chicago State University in Illinois. She was the athletics director at Kentucky State University in Frankfort.

Dr. Hendricks is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in higher education administration from Auburn University in Alabama.

Lovelady-photoCheryl Lovelady was named associate dean for research in the School of Health and Human Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has been serving in the post on an interim basis.

Dr. Lovelady holds a master of public health degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. from the University of California Davis.

Waiters4webDestinee Waiters is the new associate vice president of compliance and general counsel at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She was associate general counsel and acting general counsel for the Houston Community College System.

Waiters is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio. She earned her law degree at Texas Southern University in Houston.

Lisa Dippre Titus was named vice president for advancement at Eastern University in Saint David’s, Pennsylvania. She was director of planned giving at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.

Earlier in her career, Titus held development posts at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Moravian College and Lehigh University, both in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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