New Administrative Duties for Seven Women in Higher Education

kathytimesKathy Y. Times was appointed executive associate director of the Office of Communications at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. She is the founder and the president of Yellow Brick Media Concepts, a public relations firm. Earlier in her career, she was an Emmy Award-winning television journalist in Jackson, Mississippi.

Times is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where she majored in computer information systems and journalism. She earned a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University.

mahaffey_resizedElizabeth Mahaffey is the new director of online programs at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She was dean of online programs of at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia.

Mahaffey is a graduate of Charleston Southern University, where she double majored in psychology and religion. She earned an MBA at Shorter University.

yancey-foucheYancey Fouche was appointed director of sustainability at Davidson College in North Carolina. She had been serving as the director of the Center for Sustainability at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

Fouche is a magna cum laude graduate of Furman University, where she majored in biology and Asian studies. She holds a master’s degree in watershed management from the University of Michigan.

lawrenceUlicia Lawrence-Oladeinde was named director of the Pan-African Studies Community Education Program at Temple University in Philadelphia. The program offers GED classes and professional development courses. Lawrence-Oladeinde has worked at the university’s Center for Social Policy and Community Development for several years.

Lawrence-Oladeinde holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Temple University.

gragnanoKaitlin Gragnano was named project director for scholarships and external relations for the College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas. She previously worked in the university’s Academic Scholarship Office.

Gragnano is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she majored in organizational communication. She holds a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Virginia.

vydraMarianne Vydra was appointed interim director of athletics at Oregon State University in Corvallis. She has been serving as senior women’s administrator and deputy director of athletics for administration.

Vydra joined the staff at Oregon State in 1992 after serving as an academic counselor at the University of Maine. She is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Maine.

kelly-sextonKelly Sexton was named assistant vice chancellor for technology commercialization and new ventures at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She was the director of the Office of Technology Transfer, which has now been renamed the Office of Technology Commercialization and  New Ventures.

Dr. Sexton is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where she majored in biochemistry and molecular biology. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular pathology from the University of California, San Diego.

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