New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

Gwynth R. Nelson was appointed vice president of institutional advancement and development and chief development officer at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.

Dr. Nelson is a graduate of Indiana University, where she majored in telecommunications. She holds a master’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois and a doctorate in educational leadership from Capella University.

Julie Jordan was named interim associate vice president for international programs and interim executive director of the International Institute at Mississippi State University. She has been serving as director of the research and curriculum unit for workforce development, vocational, and technical education.

Dr. Jordan is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she majored in industrial engineering. She holds a Ph.D. in international development from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Vanessa M. Britto was appointed assistant vice president and executive director of health and wellness at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, effective January 16. She has been serving as director of health services at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

Dr. Britto is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Karen Lightman is the new executive director of Metro 21, a research center on urban planning at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She was vice president at the MEMS Sensors Industry Group.

Lightman is a graduate of the University of Vermont. She holds a master’s degree in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Crystal Ann Williams was named associate provost for diversity and inclusion at Boston University. She has been serving as an associate vice president and a professor of English at Bates College in Maine. Earlier, she taught at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Williams is a graduate of New York University. She holds a master of fine arts degree from Cornell University.

Christin Gowan was appointed associate director of athletics at Southern Vermont College in Bennington. She was hired in March as women’s basketball coach. Earlier, she coached at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Gowan is a graduate of California State University, Stanislaus, where she majored in psychology. She earned a master’s degree at Concordia University in Irvine, California.

Calleen B. Herbert was promoted to director of the Office of Community Engagement and Service at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She was the interim director of the academic community service learning program. She has been on the staff at the university since 2010.

Herbert is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she majored in computer science. She holds a master’s degree in public management and policy analysis from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Marianne Magjuka was appointed director of the Pro Humanitate Institute at Wake Forest University. She has served as assistant dean of students at the university.

Magjuka holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in education from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

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