Three Women Scholars Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Gretchen Crosby Sims was appointed executive director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago. She has been serving as director of Social Finance UK, an investment consulting firm in London. Earlier, Dr. Sims was the chief program executive for the Joyce Foundation in Chicago.

Dr. Sims is a graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in government. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science at Stanford University.

Lori Stettler was appointed vice chancellor for student affairs at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.  She has served in the post on an interim basis since July 2015. From 2011 to 2015, she served as assistant vice chancellor for auxiliary services. She joined the staff at the university in 2006.

Stettler is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, where she majored in recreation management. She holds a master’s degree in the same field from Southern Illinois University and is completing work on an educational doctorate at the university.

Rae Gould was named tribal liaison at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A member of the Nipmuc Nation, Dr. Gould will serve as an advisor on Native American issues and will seek to develop stronger relations between the university and tribes in the region. For the past three years, Dr. Gould has worked in the Office of Native American Affairs at the Advisory Council on Historical Preservation in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Gould is a graduate of Connecticut College. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Connecticut.

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