Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Christy Lee Salinas was appointed registrar at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, effective December 1. Since 2015, she has been serving as senior associate registrar at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. Earlier, she was associate registrar at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Salinas holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Texas. She is currently completing a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies at Boston University.

Eunice Tarver was named provost of the Northeast Campus of Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma. She has been serving as the assistant vice president of diversity and inclusion at the college and will continue to do so.

Tarver is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma and is completing work in a doctorate in the social foundations of education program at Oklahoma State University.

Sonya Smith was promoted to director of graduate admissions at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in New Jersey. Since 2013, she has been associate dean and director of diversity outreach for the university’s undergraduate admissions office.

Smith is a graduate of Stanford University, where she majored in American studies. She holds a master’s degree in American culture and is working toward a doctorate in American culture at the University of Michigan.

Pamela Wimbush was appointed assistant dean of University College at Hampton University in Virginia. She will also serve as director of Hampton University Online. She is the former director of the Instructional Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Wimbush holds two master’s degrees from the University of Maryland. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational administration through the online program of the University of Wyoming.

Brooke Escobedo was named assistant dean of students at Oberlin College in Ohio. She was an admissions officer at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Escobedo will focus on retention efforts in the college. She will also be involved with medical leave process, ensuring students receive assistance and encouragement on departure and return.

Cara Halgren was appointed vice president for student affairs and diversity at the University of North Dakota. Since May she had been serving in the role on an interim basis. Earlier, Dr. Halgren was associate dean of student life and director of judicial affairs and crisis programs.

Dr. Halgren is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, where she majored in English. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Troy University in Alabama and an educational doctorate from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

Holly Laws is the new director of the Center for Research on Families Methodology Consulting Center at the University of Massachusetts. She has been serving as a postdoctoral fellow in the department of psychiatry at Yale Medical School.

Dr. Laws is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she double majored in music and government. She holds a master’s degree in psychology from Hunter College of the City University of New York and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts.

Jaime Hammer was named general counsel at Auburn University in Alabama. She has been serving as associate general counsel at the University of Oklahoma. She has been on the legal staff there for 10 years.

Hammer is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she majored in biochemistry. She earned her law degree at Duke University.


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