Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Rebekah Revels Lowry has been named director of alumni affairs and annual giving at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. For the past 10 years, Lowry has served as director of foundation and development at Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina.

Lowry holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master of public administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is a doctoral candidate in education at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Kristine LaLonde was appointed associate vice chancellor for community engagement.at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She most recently served as director of shared strategy for the Nashville Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency. Dr. LaLonde served as associate dean and professor of leadership and public service from 2015 to 2019 for Lipscomb University’s College of Leadership and Public Service.

D. LaLonde is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She earned a Ph.D. in history at the University of Virginia.

Xeturah Woodley was appointed associate vice president for instruction at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, North Carolina. She has been serving as an associate professor and program coordinator in learning design and technology at New Mexico State University.

Dr. Woodley is a graduate of Metropolitan State University in Denver, where she majored in African American studies and psychology. She holds a master’s degree in social sciences from the University of Colorado Denver and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from New Mexico State University.

Maureen De Armond will be the next executive director of human resources at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She has been serving as the associate vice president for human resources at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Earlier, she was assistant vice president for human resources at the University of Florida.

De Armond is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, where she majored in secondary education. She holds a juris doctorate from the University of Iowa.

Nicol Lewis is the new chief information security officer at Columbus State University in Georgia. She has served in similar roles at the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, the Georgia Technology Authority, and Georgia Public Library Service.

Lewis is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where she majored in history. She holds a master of library and information science degree from Valdosta State University in Georgia.

Adele Brumfield has been named vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Michigan, effective August 2. She is currently the associate vice chancellor for enrollment management at the University of California, San Diego. Earlier, she was the director of admissions and recruitment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Brumfield holds a bachelor’s degree in speech with a major in broadcast communication from Marquette University in Milwaukee. She earned a master’s degree in telecommunication from Michigan State University.

Kristen Smarr has been named associate vice chancellor for communications and marketing at the University of Missouri. Smarr has served at the University of Missouri for more than 20 years, including 14 years as the director of marketing and communications for the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

Smarr is a graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, where she majored in public relations. She earned a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri.

Nina E. King will be the next vice president and director of athletics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She will be the first woman athletics director at Duke. King has been on the athletics department staff for 13 years.

King received her bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She earned a juris doctorate from Tulane Law School in New Orleans.

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