Thirteen Women Who Have Been Hired to Serve in New Administrative Positions In Higher Education

Heather Hayes was appointed vice president and chief of staff at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. She will also serve as secretary to the board of trustees. Hayes was associate dean of strategic and student affairs at Boston College Law School.

Hayes is a magna cum laude graduate of Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she majored in government. She holds a juris doctorate from Boston College.

Martinique C.G. Free was appointed director of the public health scholars program at American University in Washington, D.C. Since 2015, she has served as a professorial lecturer in the department of health studies. Some of her areas of interest include health disparities, women’s health in minority populations, health equity, and cultural relevance as it relates to health promotion and disease prevention.

A native of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Dr. Free received her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina A&T State University, where she majored in laboratory animal science. She earned her master of public health degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in health education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Misti A. Munroe is the new associate vice president for business and finance at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She was the chief revenue officer for the Legislative Budget Office in Mississippi.

Munroe is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she majored in business administration. She holds an MBA from Mississippi College.

Suzanne Bergmeister was named executive director of the Gilliam Center for entrepreneurship at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. For the past four years, she has been the assistant director of the Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Louisville.

Bergmeister is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she majored in electrical engineering. She holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from California State University, Fresno and an MBA in finance from Cornell University.

Juanette Council is the new vice chancellor for student affairs at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. She has served in the position on an interim basis since January. From 2003 to 2021, she was associate vice chancellor for student affairs and business manager.

Dr. Council earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a master’s degree from Hampton University in Virginia, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Fayetteville State University.

Lara Matta has been announced as the new assistant director of the Translation Center of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She speaks English, French, and Arabic. Dr. Matta had been working for Pearson on licensure test development.

Dr. Matta is a graduate of Lebanese University. She holds a master’s degree in anglophone languages, literatures, and cultures from Université Paul Valéry in France and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Tonya G. McCall is the new director of the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension at Mississippi State University. She was associate director of the center.

McCall holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Louisiana Tech University. She is currently studying for a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering at Mississippi State University.

Joanna Curtis has been promoted to vice president for advancement at the University of Memphis. She has been on the staff at the university for 13 years. She previously served as deputy chief development officer for principal giving, senior director of development, director of major gifts, and director of development for the College of Education at the university.

Curtis is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul. Minnesota, where she majored in history. She holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from the University of Memphis.

Julie Eddy was promoted to chief of staff to the president of Greenville Technical College in South Carolina. She joined the staff at the college in 2008 as a statistical research analyst and most recently was a senior consultant to the president/business process analyst.

Eddy is a graduate of Clemson University in South Carolina and holds a master’s degree in higher education from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

Harriet Hobbs was named vice president of institutional effectiveness at Clinton College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She is the former director of assessment systems and university accreditation at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Hobbs is a graduate of Mount Olive College in North Carolina. She earned a master of public administration degree from Walden University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Judy Willson was appointed assistant director of graduate admissions at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. She was the associate athletics director for communication at Louisiana State University.

Willson is a 1988 graduate of Geneva College, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in sports administration from Eastern New Mexico University.

Lisa Bohman was named chief integrity and compliance officer and director of the Integrity and Compliance Office at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She joined the office of the general counsel at the university in 2019 after working as the managing attorney for the Utah Transit Authority.

Bohman holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a juris doctorate from Brigham Young University. She also earned a master of public administration degree from the University of Utah.

Ngozi F. Anachebe has been appointed to the position of vice dean for educational affairs at the School of Medicine at Wright State University in Ohio. She was the senior associate dean of admissions and student affairs at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Dr. Anachebe received a pharmacy doctorate from the Mercer University College of Pharmacy in Atlanta. She earned her medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine.

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