Eight Universities Appoint Women to High-Level Administrative Positions

Penny Rosenthal is the new director of the Women’s Center at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. She was an assistant professor of counseling and student personnel at Minnesota State University, Mankato. From 2001 to 2011, Dr. Rosenthal was director of the Women’s Center at Iowa State University.

Dr. Rosenthal holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato and earned a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Iowa State University.

Susan Basso was named senior vice president for talent, culture, and human resources at Ohio State University, effective September 5. She has been serving as vice president for human resources at Pennsylvania State University. Earlier, she held human resource executive positions at Seton Hall University and East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Basso is a graduate of Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree in human resources administration from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

Dana J. Royer was appointed senior vice president and chief communications officer at Syracuse University in New York. She has been serving as chief development and marketing officer for Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization.

Royer is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, where she majored in history. She began her career as a producer of television news.

Raquel Aldana will be the inaugural associate vice chancellor for academic diversity at the University of California, Davis. She has been serving on the faculty at the McGeorge School of Law of the University of the Pacific in Sacramento. Earlier, she taught at the law school of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Professor Aldana is a graduate of Arizona State University and Harvard Law School.

Cindy Williams was named president and CEO of the University of Montana Foundation. She joined the staff at the foundation in 2006 as director of development and alumni relations for the university’s School of Business Administration.

Williams is a native of Spokane, Washington. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Walla Walla University in Washington.

Emily Monago will be the inaugural chief diversity officer at the University of Wyoming. Since 2010, Dr. Monago has been director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Dr. Monago holds a bachelor’s degree and a master of public administration degree from Kent State University in Ohio. She earned a Ph.D. in communications studies from Bowling Green State University.

Michelle Stevenson was appointed assistant vice president for research compliance at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. She has been serving as assistant vice president for research integrity at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a former faculty member in the department of human development at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Stevenson is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where she majored in psychology. She hold a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in human development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Lauren Hasselbacher was named Title IX coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a senior investigator in the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Hasselbacher is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majored in legal studies and earned a certificate in women’s studies. She earned her law degree at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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