A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Shana Harming was promoted to director of the Wokini Initiative at South Dakota State University. The initiative will offer support to members of nine tribal nations in South Dakota who are interested in educational opportunities at the university. She has been serving as research coordinator for the university’s College of Nursing.

Harming is a graduate of South Dakota State University and will complete a master’s degree in counseling and human development at the university this spring.

Kathy Kudravi was appointed executive editor of the Sports Knowledge Lab in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She is the former editorial director of sports for CNN and a former coordinating producer for ESPN. Most recently Kudravi was executive producer of the American Sports Network, a division of the Sinclair Broadcasting Group.

Kudravi is a graduate of Kent State University in Ohio.

Clare Fitzgerald was named associate director for exhibitions and gallery curator at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. She has been serving as senior manager for educational programs at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta.

Dr. Fitzgerald is a graduate of New York University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in art history from Emory University.

Lyn Redington was appointed vie president for student life at Idaho State University. She has been serving as assistant vice president and dean of students at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Redington holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a master’s degree in higher education, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies, all from Iowa State University.

Andrea Tessier is the new director of community outreach and engagement at Lehigh Valley campus of Pennsylvania State University in Center Valley. She was a district director for Penn State Extension.

Tessier is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she majored in hospitality management. She holds a master of public administration degree from the University of Maine.

Pamela Dutta was promoted to associate director for international student and scholar success at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She had been serving as director of the Student Legal Services Office at the university.

Dutta, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business studies from the University of Massachusetts, will be providing services to the 3,400 students and more than 500 faculty members from foreign countries at the university.

Jana Berkery was appointed assistant director of development for the College of Business and the School of Accountancy at Mississippi State University. She joined the fundraising staff at the Mississippi State University Foundation in 2013 as director of the university’s annual giving program.

Berkery is a 2005 graduate of Mississippi State University, where she majored in sports communication.

Mandy Hambleton was named Title IX director at Florida State University. She has been serving as assistant vice president for student advocacy, intervention, and accountability at Wichita State University in Kansas.

Hambleton is a graduate of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where she majored in English. She holds a master’s degree in higher education from Florida State University.

Jennifer Kirkland was appointed general counsel at Washington and Lee University in Lexington. Virginia. She has been serving in the post on an interim basis since last August. Kirkland has been on the staff at the university since 1997.

Kirkland is a graduate of Indiana University, where she majored in music performance. She earned her law degree at the University of Virginia.

Teresa Williams is the new director of TRIO student support services at Washington University in St. Louis. She had been serving as the program manager for GEAR UP in the East St. Louis, Illinois School District. Earlier, she held dean posts at Quincy University in Illinois and the University of Virginia.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of Washington University, where she majored in African and African American studies and political science. She holds a master’s degree in education from Webster University in Missouri and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Saint Louis University.

Margaret M. Carney was named University Architect at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She has been serving as University Architect and associate vice president for facilities planning at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Carney is a 1981 graduate of Cornell University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture.

Debra Hintz was appointed director of scholarships and financial aid at the University of Wyoming. She has been serving as financial aid director at the Prescott, Arizona, campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Earlier in her career, Hintz was vice president for enrollment management at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nathaniel Hawthorne College, which has since closed.

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