Ten Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Catherine Z. Brennan was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. She has been serving as s the deputy treasurer for the State of New Jersey. From 1994 to 2018, she served in roles of increasing responsibility within the Office of Legislative Services for the State of New Jersey.

Brennan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and a master’s degree in economics from the New School in New York.

Chrissy Davis Jones has been named vice president of student affairs and enrollment management at Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania. She was dean of student support services and student conduct officer, as well as interim vice president of student affairs and Title IX coordinator at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Washington.

Davis Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Wyoming. She earned a master of social work degree from the University of Denver and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of North Texas in Denton.

Heather McWhorter has been appointed interim director of the  Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The center offers programs, services, and activities to promote and support entrepreneurship and small business innovation in southeastern North Carolina. She will continue to serve as the regional center director of the university’s Small Business and Technology Development Center.

McWhorter holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in energy and mineral engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Nakia White Barr was appointed assistant vice president in the Office of the President at Princeton University in New Jersey. In her most recent role as secretary of Michigan State University’s board of trustees, Barr served as a university officer with administrative responsibilities related to board meetings and university governance.

Barr earned a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School.

Heather L. Reese has been named interim director of Wisconsin Public Media, the division at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that oversees Wisconsin Public Radio and PBS Wisconsin. Reese has worked at Wisconsin Public Media since 2010 and has served as associate director since 2020. Prior to that, she was the director of strategic initiatives and compliance.

Resse is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stoudt, where she majored in hospitality and tourism management. She earned a juris doctorate at the University 0f Wisconsin Law School.

Jen Campanaro was named director of admissions at the Maine College of Art in Portland. She was director of admissions and director of youth enrollment at the New York Film Academy and assistant director of admissions at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.

Campanaro is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she majored in performing arts.

Kimberly Morgan Myles was appointed director for the Office of Alumni Affairs at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. She has been serving as an assistant professor of theatre at Tougaloo College for eight years. Myles was named Miss Mississippi in 2007 and was a Miss America finalist in 2008.

Myles earned a bachelor’s degree in vocal music at Alcorn State University and a master of fine arts degree in acting from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Meghan Jester was appointed assistant dean for student recruitment and career development for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech. She previously served as assistant dean for recruitment and experiential learning.

Jester earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in political science at Virginia Tech. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from what is now the University of Lynchburg.

Kosha Tucker has been named associate vice chancellor and chief of staff in the Office of the Provost at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She most recently served as a principal at the Wren Collective, a strategic advising firm. Earlier, Tucker was a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia.

Tuck holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy studies from Duke University. She earned a juris doctorate at the New York University School of Law.

Ashley Allen-Brown was appointed director at Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks. Allen-Brown joined Columbia College following a two-year tenure as director of marketing at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri.

Allen-Brown received a bachelor’s degree in English communications/journalism and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from William Woods University. She is set to obtain a doctorate in organizational leadership from Concordia University in December.

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