This Week’s Round-Up of the Appointments of Women to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ramona _Romero_lgRamona Romero was appointed general counsel at Princeton University in New Jersey. Since 2011, she has been general counsel for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Previously, she was an attorney for Dupont Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware. Romero will begin her role at Princeton on December 1.

Romero is a native of the Dominican Republic and came to the United States at the age of 10. She is a graduate of Barnard College in New York City and Harvard Law School.

zoraMulliganZora Mulligan was named chief of staff for the president of the University of Missouri System. She has been serving as executive director of the Missouri Community College Association. Earlier, she was general counsel for the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

Mulligan is a graduate of Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. She holds a master’s degree in higher education administration and a law degree from the University of Kansas.

20090915mauro9433Alta Mauro was recently appointed as the founding director of intercultural education and spiritual life at New York University Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Previously, she served as the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Wake Forest University.

Mauro received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in higher education from Indiana University in Bloomington. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in educational leadership and cultural foundations at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

jenna-colvinJenna Colvin was named university counsel at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. Previously she was a partner with FSB Fisher Broyes, where she created the law firm’s higher education practice.

Colvin earned a bachelor’s degree and a law degree at the University of Miami.

DrIndiraGuzmanIndira Guzman was named director of the Ph.D. program in the College of Business at Trident University, an online educational institution based in Cypress, California. She has been a member of the faculty at the university since 2006.

Dr. Guzman holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Donetsk National Technical University in Ukraine. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in information science and technology from Syracuse University in New York.

Battle-BrownLaToya Battle-Brown was promoted to assistant provost and dean of admission at Rutgers University-Newark. She has been on the staff at the university of 15 years, serving most recently as associate dean of the undergraduate program for the university’s business school.

Battle-Brown holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in arts management from Rutgers University.

SegallJudiJudi Segall was named omsbudperson at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For the past 17 years, she has been director of the Omsbud Office at Stony Brook University, a campus of the State University of New York System.

Segall is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego and holds a master of social work degree from Stony Brook University.

bboatwrightBetty Boatright was appointed vice president for enrollment management at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. She has served in the post on an interim basis for the past year. Previously, she was director of institutional research at the university.

Boatright is a graduate of Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, and holds a master’s degree from South Carolina State University.

zechellaAnusha Zechella was named staff therapist at the Counseling and Psychological Services Center of the University of Cincinnati. In this role she will counsel students who have been victims of sexual assault or harassment.

Before joining the staff at the University of Cincinnati, Zechella, served at counseling centers at Miami University of Ohio and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

dumontElizabeth R. Dumont was appointed vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has served on the biology department faculty since 2001 and since 2010 has directed the graduate program in organismic and evolutionary biology.

Professor Dumont is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University.

aeichhorst_headshotAmy Eichhorst was named executive director of the University of Maryland Alumni Association. She has been employed by the University of Illinois Alumni Association. She will begin her new job on November 17.

Eichhorst is a graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where she majored in government and law.

CigalesMaricel Cigales was appointed associate dean of undergraduate studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at Florida International University in Miami. Dr. Cigales joined the faculty at the university in 2008 and serves as a professor of psychology.

Professor Cigales is a graduate of Louisiana State University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Florida International University.

schuhJane Schuh is the new interim dean of the College of Business at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Since 2012, she has served as assistant dean for academic programs in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources at the university.

Dr. Schuh holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology and a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from North Dakota State University.

vilma-yuzbasiyan-gurkanVilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan was named associate dean for research in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. She is an associate professor of small animal clinical sciences.

Dr. Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Istanbul Medical School.

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