Ten Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Administrative Posts

Deborah Shufrin has been named chief investment officer at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She has been serving as deputy chief investment officer of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

A summa cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, Shufrin holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Bora Lee was appointed director of the Utah Assistive Technology Program at Utah State University. She works with schools, universities, families, health organizations, senior centers, independent living centers, and local organizations to provide information and resources about assistive technologies.

Dr. Lee is a graduate of Handong Global University in Pohang, Korea. She holds a master’s degree in special education and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from California State University, Los Angeles.

Gbemi Disu was named executive director of Carnegie Mellon University in Africa in Kigali, Rwanda. She had been serving as chief business officer at George Mason University Korea and earlier was special assistant to the president and executive director for Global Strategy at George Mason University.

Disu received a bachelor’s degree in economics and international business from Arizona State University. She received her MBA in global management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State.

Michele Soliz has been selected to serve as vice president for student affairs at Indiana State University. She has been serving as associate vice president for student success and inclusion at the University of Toledo in Ohio.

Dr. Soliz received a bachelor’s degree in ethnic studies from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees in higher education from the University of Toledo.

Jennifer Glennon was promoted to associate vice president of administration at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Since 2014, she had been director of human resources at the college.

Glennon is a graduate of York College in Pennsylvania, where she majored in sociology and psychology. She earned a master’s degree in human resource development at McDaniel College.

Alicia M. Salaz has been chosen as the vice provost and university librarian at the University of Oregon, effective June 1. She will oversee five library locations at the Eugene campus and branches in Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. Since 2018, she has been the associate dean for research and academic services and senior librarian for Carnegie Mellon University Libraries in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Salaz is a graduate of Portland State University in Oregon. She holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Washington and a doctorate in higher education from the University of Liverpool in England.

Jill Boldenow was appointed vice president for administration at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota. Since 2016, she has been director of the Ramsey County Library. Earlier Boldenow was director of communication and government relations at the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Boldenow holds a bachelor’s degree in film studies and art and a master of public administration degree from the University of Minnesota.

Verna Orr was appointed the special assistant to the president for planning and institutional effectiveness at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Orr is a former teacher and administrator in Washington, D.C., public schools and served as a confidential assistant to the president of Howard University.

Dr. Orr holds a bachelor’s degree in music education, a master’s degree in education, and a doctorate in educational policy and administration, all from Howard Univerity. She also holds a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jessica Rousset was appointed deputy director of the Interplanetary Initiative at Arizona State University. Her key areas of focus will be engaging with government, private sector, and academic partners to enhance the Interplanetary Initiative’s research and education efforts. Before launching her own consulting practice, she was the chief operations officer at CURE Pharmaceutical.

Rousset holds a master’s degree in biochemical engineering from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon, France.

Victoria N. Nichols is the new director of undergraduate admissions at Virginia Union Univerity in Richmond. She was the assistant director of recruitment at Virginia State University.

Nichols holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Virginia State University and a master’s degree in educational management from Strayer University.

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