Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Roberta Herman has been selected as the new president and chief executive officer of the Joslin Diabetes Center. The center is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She was the executive director of the Group Insurance Commission, which provides and administers health insurance and other benefits to more than 450,000 employees and retirees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Dr. Herman earned her medical degree at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

Jennifer Daniels has been named director of the Wright State University and Premier Health Clinical Trials Research Alliance (CTRA). CTRA conducts clinical trials throughout Southwest Ohio in a variety of health care areas. The public-private initiative was founded in 2012 by the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State Research Institute and Premier Health. Before joining the CTRA, Daniels was the clinical research regulatory manager at the University of Cincinnati.

Daniels holds a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University in Ohio and a master’s degree from Western Washington University.

Cheryl A. Brown is the new assistant vice provost for residential education at Stanford University. Brown came to Stanford a decade ago and has served as associate director of African and African American studies.

Dr. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in Black studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned a master’s degree in African American studies, a master’s degree in education, and a doctoral degree in education, higher education and organizational change from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Kerry Case was named chief sustainability officer at the University of Utah. She has been serving as assistant provost for Integrative Learning at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and has led that institution’s sustainability initiatives for 13 years.

Case is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she majored in English. She earned a master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Oregon.

Nadirah Pippen has been named the new director of the Career Center at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has been serving as interim director since May 2019. Before joining the Career Center in 2018, Pippen worked for East Carolina University and Edgecombe Community College.

Pippen holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in counselor education from East Carolina in Greenville, North Carolina.

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