New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

Stephanie Coleman was appointed interim vice chancellor for administration and finance at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Coleman has served as associate vice chancellor for budget and athletics fiscal affairs since 2018.

Coleman joined the staff at the university in 2004. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from East Carolina University.

Agnessa Vartanova was named associate vice president of internal audit at the University of Colorado. Vartanova comes to the university from DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500 company in Colorado, where she was director of enterprise risk services.

Vartanova earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Wyoming.

Erin Hedlun has been promoted to director of public relations at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. She joined the staff at the university in 2018. Earlier, Hedlun taught media relations and communications courses as a contract instructor for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency.

Hedlun graduated with honors from Evangel University in 2006, having earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and electronic media.

Mary Jo Daniel was named interim vice president for research at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Daniel has been with the university for a decade and has been serving as interim associate vice president for research.

Dr. Daniel is a graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She earned a Ph.D. in multicultural teacher and childhood education at the University of New Mexico.

Lily E. West was appointed president and CEO of the University of Virginia Alumni Association. She has been serving as interim CEO for the past six months and had served as chief operating officer since January 2018. West is the second woman president of the Alumni Association in its 184-year history.

West is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in political science and journalism. She earned an MBA at the Darden School of Business at the Univerity of Virginia.

Nontalie Morrow has been named associate director of faculty and staff initiatives in the Office of Institutional Diversity at the University of Georgia. During her time as a graduate student, Dr. Morrow worked as a staff member in student affairs and in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Dr. Morrow is a graduate of Valdosta State University in Georgia, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in higher education from Pennsylvania State University.

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