Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Cathy Light was promoted to secretary of the corporation and chief of staff in the Office of the President at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She has been serving as director of the Office of the President and interim secretary of the corporation. She has been on the staff in the president office since 2007.

Light is a graduate or Carlow University in Pittsburgh, where she majored in business management. She is completing work on a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.

Meredith Doran is the director of the new English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center in the College of Liberal Arts at Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Doran is a graduate of Scripps College in Claremont, California. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in linguistics from Cornell University.

Jamie Temples Raynor was promoted to assistant vice chancellor for development and alumni engagement at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She has been serving as director of development at the university since 2015. Earlier, Raynor was director of annual giving at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia.

Raynor holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in educational technology from the University of South Carolina at Aiken.

Lisa L. Templeton was appointed associate provost for the Division of Extended Campus at Oregon State University.  She has served in the position on an interim basis for the past eight months. Since 2008, Templeton has been executive director of the Ecampus at the university.

Templeton holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Ohio State University and a master’s degree in adult education from Oregon State University.

Sonja Feist-Price was named the sole preferred candidate to become the vice president for institutional diversity at the University of Kentucky. She currently serves as a professor in the College of Education and as senior assistant provost for faculty.

Dr. Feist-Price is a graduate of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She holds a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling psychology from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a doctor of rehabilitation degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Kentucky.

Julia Rose will be the new director and curator of the Homewood Museum at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, effective June 1. She is the director of the West Baton Rouge Museum and an adjunct professor in museum studies at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Rose is a graduate of the University at Albany of the State University of New York System. She holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and an educational doctorate from Louisiana State University.

Elena Litescu was named vice president of admissions at the TCI College of Technology in New York City. She was associate director of admissions and university center dean at DeVry University.

Litescu holds an MBA from DeVry University and currently is a doctoral candidate in organizational leadership at Northeastern University in Boston.

Susan Wyche was appointed grants director for the University of Hawaii Community Colleges. She was special projects coordinator for the University of Hawaii Maui College. Dr. Wyche is the former director of writing at Washington State University.

Dr. Wyche holds a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from the University of Washington.

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