Six Women Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Robin L. Rasor has been named the associate vice president for translation and commercialization at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Earlier in her career, she was managing director of licensing at the University of Michigan.

Rasor earned a bachelor’s degree in bacteriology and zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University. She holds a master’s degree in genetics from Ohio State University.

Kimberly D. Whitehead was appointed senior vice president for strategy and chief of staff at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. She has been serving as vice president and chief of staff for the president at the University of Maine. She is the former interim provost at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Dr. Whitehead is a graduate of Norfolk State University in Virginia, where she majored in biology. She earned a Ph.D. in genetics from North Carolina State University.

Sarah Klaper has been named the inaugural ombudsperson at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Klaper comes to Northwestern from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, where she served for nine years as the university ombudsperson.

Kiaper earned ar bachelor’s degree in communication from Ohio University in Athens. She holds a juris doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College Of Law.

Lavinia Boxill was appointed interim president of the Rutgers University Foundation in New Jersey. She will also serve as executive vice president for development and alumni engagement at the university. Since 2018, Boxill has been the vice chancellor for advancement at the New Brunswick campus of the university. She has been on the university’s staff since 1996.

Boxill is a graduate of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, where she majored in political science.

Kimberly Shiner was named vice president for advancement and communications at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, effective August 1. She was the associate vice president for university advancement at California State University, San Bernardino.

Shiner holds a  bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Northridge.

Mary Ritayik will be the first woman to lead the New York State University Police system. She is also the first person to rise in the ranks from campus university police officer to chief of police to become the statewide commissioner — having been a police officer, investigator, deputy chief, and chief of police at SUNY New Paltz.

Commissioner Ritayik holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a concentration in criminology from SUNY Cortland.

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