Eight Women Who Have Been Hired to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Jodi Williams has been promoted to executive director of human resources at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, effective July 1, 2022. She has been serving as executive director of budgets and compensation at the university. She joined the staff at the university in 2002 as an associate in the Treasurer’s Office.

Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy and sociology/anthropology from Washington and Lee University. She earned an MBA from Virginia Tech.

Cheryl Moore is the executive director of the Career Studio at Alverno College, in Milwaukee, where she will lead efforts to prepare students for competitive futures. Dr. Moore was an assistant professor and chair of the undergraduate business program at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.

Dr. Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She holds an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University, and a Ph.D. in organization and management with a specialization in leadership from Capella University.

Sherry St. Clair is the first woman to serve as chief of police at West Virginia University. She joined the university’s police department in 1994 and was the first woman to be named a captain in 2018.

St. Clair holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Fairmont State University in West Virginia.

Thesha Woodley has been appointed director of alumni engagement for Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. Woodley most recently served as the associate director of visitor experience and membership for the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte.

Woodley is a 2007 graduate of Winston-Salem State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing.

Lenora Chapman has been named vice president for finance and administration at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Chapman comes to Southwestern from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where she has served as associate vice president for financial planning and budget since 2018.

Chapman earned a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Texas Tech University. She is a certified public accountant.

Opeyemi Olukemi is the new director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She came to Duke after stints at the Tribeca Film Institute and, most recently, American Documentary|POV, where she initiated partnerships, initiatives, and projects at the intersections of technology and storytelling.

Olukemi attended Stony Brook University in New York.

Kami Danaei is the new academic director for the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming. She will oversee the curriculum, course development, and scheduling of the degree program. Dr. Danaei, a Wyoming native, came to the university in April as the academic advising manager.

Dr. Danaei earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Idaho. She holds a master’s degree in communication and a doctoral degree in higher education administration from the University of Wyoming.

Kim Creasap is the new director of the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Civic and Urban Engagement at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. The center aims to create mutually beneficial partnerships with local nonprofits, businesses, government, and other groups to create learning opportunities for Wittenberg students. Since 2018, she has been the inaugural director of the Office of Gender and Sexuality at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

Creasap holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She earned a master’s degree in women’s studies at Eastern Michigan University.

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