Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleen Fitzgerald has accepted the position of vice president for research and creative activity at North Dakota State University starting on October 1. She is the former director of the Native American Languages Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Fitzgerald earned her undergraduate degree in French from Loyola University and her master’s degree and a doctorate in linguistics at the University of Arizona.

Christina Liang is the inaugural director of the newly formed Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Before joining Cornell, she worked in residential life and student conduct roles at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System.

Liang holds bachelor’s degrees in English and psychology and a juris doctorate from the University at Buffalo.

Rhonda Schuldt is the new director of the Big Idea Center at the University of Pittsburgh. The center provides a suite of programs, resources, and competitions that allow Pitt students to practice the skills of innovation and entrepreneurship, including critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. Schuldt has been serving as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the center.

Schuldt is a graduate of the University of Missouri, where she majored in business administration She holds an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Moira Poe was named executive director of undergraduate admissions for Vanderbilt University. For the past five years, she has served as associate director of undergraduate admissions at Yale University. She has been on the admissions staff at Yale since 2013.

Poe earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and American studies from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Michigan.

Erin Brownlee Dell was named the next chief of staff and secretary of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She was the inaugural chief of staff and assistant secretary to the board of trustees at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was on the staff at the college for 18 years.

Dr. Dell holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. She earned a master’s degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. in educational and cultural studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Angela Graham-Williams is the new director of counseling and wellness at Xavier University in New Orleans. She most recently served as president of the Foundation for Excellence.

Dr. Graham-Williams is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta. She holds a master’s degree from Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. from Sofia University in California.

D’Andre Willis was appointed campus architect and director of planning at the University of Colorado Boulder. As a licensed architect, Willis has worked on campus buildings at the University of Virginia, Wheaton College, and Marquette University.

Willis holds an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a master of architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Tiffany D. Tucker has been promoted to deputy athletic director at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has been serving as senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at the university since January 2019. Earlier, she was deputy athletic director at South Carolina State University.

A native of Petersburg, Virginia, Tucker earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a master’s degree in sports administration from Hampton University in Virginia.

Ginger Daril was appointed director of development for planned giving and university initiatives at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She was the director of public relations for the Sells Agency, where she created and managed public relations initiatives for clients in the banking, healthcare, tourism, restaurant, and pet services industries.

Daril graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in communication.

Monique Howard has been appointed the inaugural senior director of women’s health initiatives at the Center for Global Women’s Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She has been serving as the director of a rape crisis center in Philadelphia.

Dr. Howard is a graduate of Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, where she majored in bacteriology. She holds a master of public health degree from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and a doctorate in human sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania.

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