Eight Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Mamta Motwani Accapadi was named vice provost for university life at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2013, she has served as vice president for student affairs at Rollins College in Florida. Earlier, she served as dean of student life at Oregon State University for four years.

Dr. Accapadi holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration, all from the University of Texas at Austin.

Akirah Bradley was named vice chancellor of student affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She had been serving in the position on an interim basis since January. Earlier, Dr. Bradley was associate vice chancellor for student affairs and has been employed by the Division of Student Affairs since 2016.

Dr. Bradley earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s degree in higher education student affairs administration from the University of Vermont, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of California, Davis.

Rebecca L. Brown has been promoted to vice chancellor and chief of staff at Washington University in St. Louis. Brown, who previously served as associate vice chancellor and chief of staff, also will assume the role of secretary to the board of trustees.

A graduate of Purdue University, Brown earned her law degree from the Washington University School of Law.

Yohlunda Mosley is the new vice chancellor of enrollment management and student affairs at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, Indiana. She was assistant vice president of enrollment management at Portland State University in Oregon.

Mosley earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Iowa.

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has hired Julie Rodrigues Widholm as its new director. Widholm, who has been serving as the director and chief curator of the DePaul Art Museum, will begin her new duties on August 1.

Widholm earned a master’s degree in art history, theory, and criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Melody Webb was promoted to director of athletics at Norfolk State University in Virginia. Since 2014, Webb has served as senior associate athletics director for administration and senior women’s administrator at the university.

Webb is a graduate of Savannah State University in Georgia, where she majored in accounting. She holds a master of public administration degree from Bowie State University in Maryland and is completing an educational doctorate at the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama.

Aurali Dade will serve as interim vice president for research, innovation and economic impact at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Earlier, she was associate vice president for research and innovation at the university. Earlier in her career at the university, Dr. Dade served as the inaugural executive director of the Institute for a Sustainable Earth.

Dr. Dade holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental biology and a master’s degree in biology from Texas Tech University. She earned a Ph.D. in environmental science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Laura Bishop was appointed executive vice president for advancement at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. She was vice president for development and alumni relations at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Bishop is a graduate of Oral Roberts University, where she majored in organizational/interpersonal communications.

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