Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Toccara Stark is the new vice president of marketing and communication at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was director of marketing at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington.

Dr. Stark is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership from St. Catherine University and a doctorate in organization development from the University of St. Thomas, also in St. Paul.

Kelli Strickland was named executive director and artistic director of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She was the executive director of a Chicago theater company.

Strickland is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, where she majored in theater.

Dana Patterson is the new director of the department of intercultural affairs at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She is the former director of the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Patterson is a graduate of Berea College in Kentucky. She holds a master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a doctorate from Washington State University.

Christine Wais was named director of development for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was the associate director for development at the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell University.

Wais holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell University. Prior to her career in academia, she worked for Goldman Sachs in New York City.

Kerry Peluso was appointed assistant vice president for research administration and finance at Florida State University. She has been serving as associate vice president for research administration at Emory University in Atlanta.

A certified public accountant, Peluso earned an MBA at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Brittany Davis-Green is the new director of communication and marketing at Mississippi Valley State University. She was the chief communications officer at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Davis-Green holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in liberal studies from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.

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