Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Amanda Kim was named the inaugural vice president for diversity and inclusion at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. She will begin her new duties on October 7. Dr. Kim has been serving as the senior advisor to the president for equity, diversity, and inclusion and Title IX coordinator at St. Norbert College in Wisconsin.

Dr. Kim is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the University of Illinois.

Priya Harjani was appointed interim vice president and chief human resources officer at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She has been associate vice president and deputy general counsel at the university.

Harjani received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she double-majored in psychology and speech communication. She received her law degree from Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law.

Danielle Wood has been named director of the Global Adapation Initiative at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She has been serving as associate director for research in the Center for Civic Innovation at the university.

Dr. Wood is a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Stephanie Larscheid was appointed executive director of the Prairie Family Business Association, a University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business outreach program that serves family businesses in the Midwest. Larscheid previously led the Prairie Family Business Association from 2015 until early 2018 when she and her family returned to Iowa.

Larscheid is a graduate of Iowa State University and earned an MBA at the University of South Dakota.

Laura Kendall is the new executive director of the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts at Boise State University in Idaho. Kendall most recently worked for Omaha Performing Arts, where she was vice president for programming and education. Earlier, she was the director of visual and performing arts at Millersville University in Pennsylvania.

Kendall holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre and film and a master’s degree in marketing, communication, and advertising from the University of Nebraska.

Betti-Sue Hertz was appointed director and chief curator of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University in New York City. She most recently served as director of visual arts at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

Hertz holds a master of fine arts degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Maquisha Ford Mullins has been named the interim director of Integrated Marketing & Public Relations at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. She has served as assistant director since January and has also served as an adjunct professor.

Dr. Mullins is a graduate of Oakwood University, where she majored in communication. She holds a master’s degree from Syracuse University in New York and a doctorate in leadership from North Carolina A&T State University.

Melissa Woo was appointed senior vice president and chief information officer at Michigan State University. Since 2016, Woo has been the senior vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Stony Brook University in New York. She has also served as vice provost for information services and chief information officer at the University of Oregon, and director of IT services at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dr. Woo earned a Ph.D. in biophysics at the University of Illinois.

Gloria Noronha is the inaugural director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at William James College in Boston. She has held diversity posts at Emerson College in Boston and Arizona State University.

Noronha received a bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and a master’s degree from Emerson College.

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