New Administrative Appointments Relating to Higher Education for a Dozen Women

Julie K. Rosenthal was promoted to vice president for enrollment management and external relations at Rocky Vista University in Parker, Colorado. She has been serving as executive director of enrollment management in the department of admissions. She has been on the staff at the university for nearly 12 years.

Rosenthal is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University. She holds a master’s degree in marketing communications from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Tracee Smith has been named director of the Office of Student Records and University Registrar at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. She had been serving as interim director and has been a university employee since 2010.

Dr. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and an MBA from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. She earned a master of public health degree and a Ph.D. through Walden University.

Sylvia Stinson-Perez has been named director of the Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center at Mississippi State University. Most recently, she was CEO of the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind; a nonprofit organization that provides a full range of vision education, rehabilitation, and employment services to individuals of all ages experiencing vision loss or blindness.

Stinson-Perez is a graduate of Florida State University. She earned a master’s degrees in social work, visual disabilities education and business administration at St. Leo University in Florida.

Mary French has been named director of academic services in the Office of Student Services at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She has over 24 years of admissions experience at Boston College, most recently serving as the associate director of transfer admission.

French holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Boston College.

Debbie Hiott has been named the executive director of media operations for the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas. She will also serve as general manager of KUT 90.5, Austin’s public radio station, and KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience. She most recently served as editor of the Austin American-Statesman.

Hiott holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas State University.

Laura McAleer has been named associate vice president for federal and Washington relations at the University of Notre Dame. She has spent the last two decades in congressional and executive branch staff positions, most recently serving as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs.

McAleer holds a bachelor’s degree in government and international relations from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Jane Livingston has been named chief information officer and associate vice president for information technology services at Florida State University. She most recently served as associate university chief information officer at Yale University.

Livingston holds a bachelor’s degree in history and women’s studies from Wichita State University in Kansas and a master’s degree in information management from Syracuse University in New York.

Casey K. Sacks is the new deputy assistant secretary for career, technical and adult education at the U.S. Department of Education. She was vice chancellor of the West Virginia Community and Technical College System.

Dr. Sacks is a graduate of Colorado State University where she earned a bachelor degree in psychology. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a doctorate in higher education from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

La’Tosha Brown has been named clinical site development manager for the physician assistant program at Christian Brothers University in Memphis. She has previously served in various administrative positions at two other university physician assistant programs.

Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, and an MBA and a master’s of public administration degree from Strayer University.

Marguerite Giguette has been named interim executive director for institutional research and decision support at Xavier University in Louisiana. She will retain her current position as associate vice president for academic affairs She previously served as chair of the university’s computer science department.

Dr. Giguette holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Amanda Fleming has been named registrar at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She was associate registrar for records and registration at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Fleming holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management information systems and an MBA from East Carolina University.

Diana Napolitano has been named content marketing manager for the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University in New York. She was project manager for schools and colleges in Syracuse’s Division of Marketing and Communications.

Napolitano holds a master’s degree in communications from Syracuse University.

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