New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities for Eight Women

Leslie-OrrantiaLeslie Orrantia was promoted to director of community relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 2014, she has been the assistant director of the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network in the university’s School of Education.

Orrantia is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, where she majored in sociology and psychology.

catherine langCatherine Lang was named director of the Nebraska Business Development Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She has been serving as vice president for Accelerate Nebraska, an organization that supports workforce development efforts between business and educational institutions.

Lang holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in theater and a juris doctorate from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

EllebyKirsten Elleby was named assistant athletics director for student-athlete enrichment and senior woman administrator at the University of New Orleans in Louisiana. She is the former assistant athletic director for compliance and student-athlete support at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Elleby is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta. She holds a master’s degree in sport management from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Mary Beth Locklear Assistant Director/Program Coordinator Engaged Outreach Phone: 910-775-4020 Email: mary.locklear@uncp.eduMary Beth Locklear was promoted to director of the Office for Regional Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She has been serving as interim director since May 2015. She joined the university in 2014 as assistant director of the Office for Regional Initiatives.

Locklear holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a master of public administration degree from University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Thornton-KimberlyKimberly Thornton was appointed director of campus life at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She is the former director of career services at Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

Thornton is a graduate of Louisiana State University-Shreveport. She holds a master’s degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and is studying for a doctorate at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.

casseusAishah S. Casseus was named Title IX coordinator at Florida State University in Tallahassee. She has been working as an anti-money laundering investigator for Ernst & Young in New Jersey.

Casseus is a graduate of Troy University in Alabama. She holds a law degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham.

wojcikKathryn Wojcik is the new director of campus life initiatives and social houses at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She was the director of fraternity and sorority affairs at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

Wojcik is a graduate of Westfield State University in Massachusetts. She earned a master’s degree in education from Salem State University in Massachusetts.

MAFeeleyMaria A. Freeley is the new general counsel at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. She was a senior consultant for Freeh Group International Solutions, a global risk management company founded by former FBI director Louis Freeh.

Freeley has taught business law and is chair of the board of trustees at her undergraduate alma mater, Rosemont College in Philadelphia. She earned her law degree at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

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