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

Christina Leigh Docteur was appointed director of proposal support services at Syracuse University in New York. Since 2004, she has been a grant development administrator for the university’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Dr. Docteur is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego, where she majored in political science. She holds a master of library science degree and a doctorate in professional studies in information management from Syracuse University.

Nsombi B. Ricketts was named vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She will assume her new duties on July 5. Ricketts has been serving as assistant provost for diversity and inclusion at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She is the former senior director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Ricketts is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she majored in education and social policy. She earned an MBA at Emory University in Atlanta.

Bonnie de Vries is the new medical director of Health and Wellness Services on the main campus of Washington State University. She was a physician for Southern Maine Health Care and assistant clinical professor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddleford, Maine.

Dr. de Vries holds a master’s degree in nutrition from Columbia University in New York City and a medical doctorate from Albany Medical College in New York.

Neijma Celestine-Donnor was named program manager for hate/bias response in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Maryland, College Park. She was a victim assistance officer for the Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland.

Celestine-Donnor holds a master of social work degree and is a licensed clinical social work supervisor.

Leslie Taylor was promoted to vice president of enrollment and access at Colorado State University. She has been on the staff at the university for the past 21 years serving as an academic counselor in the athletics department, an admissions officer, and assistant vice president of enrollment communications.

Taylor is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she majored in human development. She holds a master’s degree in family and consumer science from the University of Idaho.

Christine Billings was appointed director of the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She was assistant dean in the College of Professional Studies at Creighton University in Omaha.

Billings holds a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is studying for an educational doctorate at Colorado State University.

Lisa Griffin is the new vice president of patient access services at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was director of patient access at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas.

Griffin holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and management and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Renita Miller was appointed associate dean for access, diversity, and inclusion at the Graduate School of Princeton University in New Jersey, effective July 16. She currently serves as dean of Berkeley College, one of 14 residential units at Yale University. She is also a lecturer in the political science department.

Dr. Miller is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she majored in business administration. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from Rice University in Houston.

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