Thirteen Women Appointed to Key Administrative Positions in Higher Education

ArmitageStephanie Armitage was appointed assistant dean of development and alumni for the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She was a branch manager for a local bank.

Armitage is 2007 graduate of New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is currently studying for an MBA at the university.

CicelyzMangumCicely Peterson-Mangum was named the inaugural executive director of the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships at Drexel University in Philadelphia. From 2008 to 2014, Peterson-Mangum was the executive director of the Logan Community Development Corporation in Philadelphia. Most recently, she served as the interim CEO of the Imhotep Institute Charter School in the city.

Peterson-Mangum is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she majored in English. She earned a juris doctorate at the Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts.

latonda-davis-williams_headshotLaTonda Davis-Williams is the new employee relations manager and Title IX coordinator at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. She had been serving as interim employee relations manager.

Davis-Williams has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

simmonsKayLee Simmons was promoted to director of career education at the University of Arkansas. She was the associate director of career education.

Simmons joined the staff at the university in 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and holds a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Arkansas.

Karen-FlammerKaren R. Flammer was named director of education at the San Diego Supercomputer Center of the University of California, San Diego. She was an academic coordinator and outreach specialist for the university’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences.

Dr. Flammer holds a Ph.D. in space physics from the University of California, San Diego.

prattclarkMenah Pratt-Clarke was appointed vice provost for inclusion and diversity and vice president for strategic affairs at Virginia Tech, effective February 1. She will also be a professor of education. Currently, she serves as associate chancellor for strategic affairs and associate provost for diversity at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Pratt-Clarke holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Iowa. She earned a second master’s degree, a law degree, and a Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University.

Hutson-Mary-Pope_webMary Pope Maybank Hutson was named vice president for alumnae relations and development at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She will begin her new duties on January 1. For the past 13 years, Hutson has been executive vice president of the Land Trust Alliance in Washington, D.C.

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Hutson earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs at Sweet Briar College.

winsladeAurora Winslade was appointed director of sustainability at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She has been serving as the transformational program manager for Hawaii Energy, a state-sponsored program administered by Leidos Engineering.

Winslade holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, ecology, and political economy from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is completing an MBA at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

fosterTracey N. Foster was promoted to director of the Biddle Institute at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this role she will oversee counseling and guidance programs for first-year students. She was an adviser in the university’s Academic Center for Excellence.

Foster is a graduate of Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where she majored in English. She holds an MBA and a master’s degree in human resource management from Webster University in Missouri.

sebring-contentAmy Sebring was named the inaugural chief financial officer at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She has been serving as senior associate dean for finance and administration at the School of Medicine of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Sebring is a graduate of Duke University and holds a master’s degree in public policy from the College of William and Mary.

TriplettDeborah Noble-Triplett was appointed senior vice provost for academic affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Since 2006, she has been assistant vice president in the offices of academic affairs and human resources for the University of Missouri System.

Dr. Noble-Triplett earned a bachelor’s degree in human development and social policy from Northwestern University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in psychology, management, and industrial relations from Wayne State University in Detroit.

Linda-C.-JouleLinda C. Joule was named director of the Chukchi campus of the University of Alaska. The campus is located in Kotzebue. She has been serving as the executive director of the Native Village in Kotzebue.

Joule holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in rural development from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

Jessica Norris was named Title IX and ADA coordinator at Michigan State University. For the past eight years, she has worked in the Office of Equal Opportunity, Ethics, and Access at Illinois State University.

Norris is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and earned master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois.

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