A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Elizabeth_Stauderman_018vElizabeth Stauderman was named vice president for communications at the University of Rochester. She has been serving as chief communications officer at Yale University. From 2006 to 2010, Stauderman was associate dean for communication and strategy at the Yale School of Management.

Stauderman is a graduate of Yale University and the Yale Law School.

landphairJuliette Landphair was appointed vice president for student affairs at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She has been serving as dean of Westhampton College and as associate dean in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Richmond. She joined the staff at the University of Richmond ni 1999.

Dr. Landphair is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, where she majored in French and history. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Virginia.

edgingtonKaren Edgington is the new director of continuing education at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. She was serving as a development officer at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. From 2008 to 2013, Edgington was director of the O’Connell Center of Executive Development at the University of South Carolina-Aiken.

Edgington is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, where she majored in business economics and finance. She holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

rachelreamsRachel Reams was appointed director of the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health at Michigan State University. She has been serving as director of translational biomarker solutions at Covance Research Laboratories.

Dr. Reams holds a doctor of veterinary medicine degree and a Ph.D. in veterinary pathology from Purdue University.

ruttenKarla Benson Rutten is the new director of equity and Title IX coordinator at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She joined the staff at the college in 2002 as director of the Lealtad-Suzuki Center in the Department of Multicultural Life.

Rutten is a graduate of Iowa State University, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland.

hodderSally L. Hodder was appointed associate vice president for clinical and translational research at West Virginia University. Since September 2014, she has been the director of the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute which is based on the West Virginia University campus.

Dr. Hodder is a former member of the faculty at the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and Rutgers University in New Jersey. She earned her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University.

Colleen Meyer was named managing director of donor relations and stewardship in the Division of University Advancement at Colorado State University. For the past seven years, she has served as executive director of the Colorado State University Alumni Association.

Meyer graduated from Colorado State University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts.

BowenMarie Bowen was appointed assistant vice chancellor for human resources at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has been serving as associate dean and chief human resources officer at Harvard Law School.

Bowen is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Virginia School of Law. She also holds a master’s degree from Simmons College in Boston.

lusterStacey DeBoise Luster was appointed assistant vice president for human resources at Worcester State University in Massachusetts. She has been the human resources manager for the Worcester public school system and is a former member of the Worcester City Council.

Luster is a graduate of St. John’s University in New York and the Boston University School of Law.

knoxLois Knox was named director of the Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. She has been serving as the assistant director for business and finance for the state office of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network.

Know is a graduate of Ohio State University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Akron in Ohio.

collierAmy Collier was named the inaugural associate provost for digital learning at Middlebury College in Vermont. She has been serving as the senior director for inspiration and outreach in the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at Stanford University.

Dr. Collier is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in family studies from Texas Woman’s University.

robinson-featuredPeggy Robinson was named director of curriculum in the physician’s assistant program at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She has been serving as the director of clinical education faculty development fellowship at the Duke School of Medicine.

Robinson is a graduate of Springfield College in Massachusetts and the physician’s assistant program at Duke. She also holds a master’s degree from the Medical College of Virginia.


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