Eight Women Assigned to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Loretta Early was appointed chief information officer at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She was vice president and chief information officer at the University of Oklahoma. Earlier she was chief information officer at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Early is a graduate of the University of Virginia. She began her career as an analyst for Merrill Lynch.

Carol M. Satchwell is the new assistant dean for advancement at the Newhouse School of Syracuse University. She was vice president for institutional advancement at Cazenovia College in New York.

Satchwell is a graduate of Fordham University in The Bronx, New York, where she majored in communications. She earned a master’s degree in communication management from Syracuse University.

Sarah Waters was appointed director of student housing at the University of Kansas. She has been serving as director of residence life at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has held that post since 2010.

A native of Leavenworth, Kansas, Waters is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a master’s degree from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Laurie E. Locascio was named vice president for research at the University of Maryland, College Park, effective October 1. For the past 30 years, Dr. Locascio has worked for the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Most recently, she was associate director for laboratory programs.

Dr. Locascio is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she majored in chemistry. She holds a master’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Utah and a Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Melissa Z.Y Woo was promoted to senior vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Stony Brook University of the State University of New York System. She joined the IT staff at the university in April 2016. Earlier, Dr. Woo was vice provost for information services and chief information officer at the University of Oregon.

Dr. Woo is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in biophysics. She holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Illinois.

Belinda Hardy was appointed director of the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Since 1996, she has been chief of social work at the center.

Hardy is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Social Work.

Sarah Tully was named director of the Study Abroad Office at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She has been serving as the executive director of the Center for International Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Tully holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign service and a master’s degree in German and European studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Melissa Shivers will be vice president for student life at the University of Iowa. Since June 2014, she has been associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Dr. Shivers is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, where she majored in broadcast journalism. She holds a master’s degree in education from Clemson University in South Carolina, and a Ph.D. in college student affairs administration from the University of Georgia.

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