Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Lisa Yeh was appointed vice president for development at Barnard College in New York City. For the past 11 years, she has served as vice dean of external relations and development for Columbia Business School.

Yeh is a summa cum laude graduate of San Diego State University, where she majored in finance. She holds an MBA from St. Mary’s University.

Veronica Rueckert was named national media relations specialist in the Office of University Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was the host of a number of programs on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Rueckert is a native of Madison and earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin.

Brigette A. Bryant was appointed vice chancellor for university advancement at the City University of New York. She has been serving as associate vice president for development at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Earlier, she held fundraising posts at Tufts University, Case Western Reserve University, and Columbia University.

Bryant holds a bachelor’s degree in music production and engineering from the Berklee College of Music.

Jean Willi was named interim director of athletics at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. She was a long-time coach and athletics administrator at Bridgewater College in Virginia. She retired earlier this year after serving as the women’s basketball coach for 21 years. Willi was also the associate director of athletics and senior women’s administrator.

Willi is a graduate of Bridgewater College, where she played varsity basketball and lacrosse.

Jennifer Arnett was promoted to vice chancellor of university development and alumni relations at the University of California, San Francisco. She has been serving as associate vice chancellor of university development and alumni relations. Earlier, Arnett served as senior director of development, foundation, and corporate relations for Emory University.

Arnett is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University.

Donna Arbide was appointed vice president for development and alumni relations at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She has been serving as the interim senior vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Miami in Florida. She has been on the staff at the University of Miami for 31 years.

Arbide is a graduate of the University of Alabama-Huntsville, where she majored in business administration. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Miami.

Christina Collins was named vice chancellor of enrollment and student success for Ivy Tech Community College in Anderson, Indiana. She joined the staff at the college in 2006 and has served as director of development.

Collins  is a graduate of Indiana University. She holds a master’s degree and is completing work on an educational doctorate at Oakland City University in Indiana.

Carol Burton was named acting provost at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Current provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar was named acting chancellor (See earlier WIAReport post.) Dr. Burton is associate provost for undergraduate studies at the university.

Dr. Burton holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Carolina University. She earned a doctoral degree in education from North Carolina State University.

Krystal Prime Banfield was appointed associate vice president of educational outreach and social entrepreneurship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Dr. Banfield, a Detroit native, holds a bachelor’s degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., a master’s degree in music from Indiana University-Bloomington, and an educational doctorate from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.

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