New Administrative Positions for 11 Women at Colleges and Universities

Adrienne Amador Oddi is the new vice president of strategic enrollment and communications at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. She was dean of admission and financial aid at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Oddi earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. She holds a master’s degree in educational policy and leadership from Ohio State University.

Heidi McAnnally-Linz has been appointed deputy director at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. She will help guide the center’s overall strategy and oversee its academic programs, grant programs, fellowship and visiting scholar programs, and communications. Her first day at Yale will be September 20. She has been serving as the director of policy and external relations for the nonprofit Innovations for Poverty Action in New Haven, Connecticut.

McAnnally-Lintz is a graduate of Haverford College in Pennsylvania, where she majored in political science. She holds a master of public administration degree from New York University.

Susan Bonifield was named senior vice provost for strategic financial and resource planning at Emory University in Atlanta. Bonifield has spent the last 21 years at Duke University, serving most recently as senior associate dean of finance and planning for the Pratt School of Engineering.

Bonifield is a graduate of the University of Mississippi.

Melissa Thrasher has been named director of media relations at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. She has been serving as the senior communications specialist at Ascension Michigan, a local health system.

Thrasher earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in organizational communication from Wayne State University in Detroit.

Julie Massey is the new vice president of student success and chief student affairs officer at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College in Missouri. She first joined the staff at the college in 2004.

Massey earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy analysis with an emphasis in student affairs from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Caitlin Goss was appointed vice president for human resources and chief people officer at Middlebury College in Vermont. She will begin her new role on September 13. For the past four years, she has been serving as the director of people and culture for Rhino Foods in Burlington, Vermont.

Goss is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where she majored in political science and East Asian studies. She earned an MBA at the University of Vermont.

Emily Luhman is the new director of the Office for Academic Personnel at the University of New Mexico. Luhman most recently worked in the client services department within the Division of Human Resources at the university.

A native of Minnesota, Luhman earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She holds a master’s degree in education from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Dawna Jones was appointed director of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She was the assistant dean of students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jones is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where she majored in sociology. She holds a master’s degree in social work from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in higher education management from the University of Pittsburgh, and is enrolled in a doctoral program at North Carolina A&T State University.

Dorothy T. Anderson was named vice president and chief human resources officer at the University of Oklahoma. Since 2014, she has been serving as vice president for human resources at the University of New Mexico. Earlier, she directed human resources at New Mexico State University.

Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in educational administration from New Mexico State University.

Cindy Torstveit is the new interim executive director of the physical plant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been serving as assistant director of capital planning for the university’s office of Facilities Planning & Management.

Torstveit holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Stephanie Coleman was named vice chancellor for administration and finance at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She has served in the role on an interim basis since January. Previously, she was the associate vice chancellor for budget and athletics fiscal affairs and has been on the university’s staff since 2004.

Coleman earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration at East Carolina University.

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