New Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

Kittie Pain has been named director of graduate admissions at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. Pain was the director of graduate enrollment management at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Earlier, she was an associate director of adult and graduate admissions at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania.

Pain holds a bachelor’s degree in English from McDaniel College. She earned a master’s degree in letters at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

Amy Diamond was appointed chief investment officer at the University of Southern California, effective October 15. She was managing director of private investments and real assets at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

A graduate of George Washington University, Diamond earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentrations in international finance and economics.

Jovette Dew has been promoted to director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Oklahoma State University. She has served as assistant vice president for institutional diversity since 2017 and director of diversity academic support since 2008.

Dr. Dew earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management at Oklahoma State University. After working as an industrial engineer for six years, she returned to the university to complete a master’s degree in counseling and student personnel and a PhD. in educational psychology.

Donna Gustafson has been appointed interim director of the Zimmerli Art Museum on the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  She will continue to serve as the museum’s curator of American art and Mellon Director for academic programs.

Dr. Gustafson joined the staff at the museum in 2009. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from Rutgers University.

Melba V. Pearson was named director of policy and programs for the Center for the Administration of Justice at Florida International University in Miami. In this role, Pearson will work to improve prosecutor efficiency and fairness through data-driven analysis and performance measures. She is a former prosecutor and was deputy director of the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Pearson earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a juris doctorate from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in Uniondale, New York.


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