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

Tana Fitzpatrick is the inaugural associate vice president of tribal relations at the University of Oklahoma. Recently, Fitzpatrick worked in the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress. Earlier, she was senior counselor to the assistant secretary for Indian affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Fitzpatrick received a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from Oklahoma City University. She earned a juris doctorate from the University of Arizona.

Latonia Garrett was appointed director of the Warrior 360 program at Wayne State University in Detroit. Warrior 360 is a student support program that concentrates its efforts on first-generation college students and students from historically marginalized groups. Since 2019, Garrett has been serving as director of the Student Service Center at the university. Earlier, she was assistant director of the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement at Wayne State.

Garrett is a graduate of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, where she majored in journalism. She holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and is pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology at Wayne State University.

Andrea George has been promoted to assistant vice chancellor for environmental health and safety for Vanderbilt University. She will oversee all chemical safety, biological safety, radiation safety, and hazardous waste in the university’s research enterprise. She has been on the staff at the university for more than two decades and was serving as director of the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office.

Dr. George is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, where she majored in physics and mathematics. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Satasha Green-Stephen has been named senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Since 2018, she has been serving as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. Earlier, Dr. Green-Stephen was associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the College of Education at Chicago State University.

Dr. Green-Stephen holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She earned a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin and a juris doctorate from the University of Illinois Chicago.

Kelly Kline is the new associate vice president for local government affairs at Stanford University. She most recently served as chief economic development and land use officer for the city of San Jose, California. Earlier, she was the economic development director and the first chief innovation officer for Fremont, California.

Kline holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science and a master of public administration degree from San Jose State University.

Lori A. Preiss has been named the associate vice chancellor for human resources at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has been serving as director of classification and compensation in the human resources department at North Carolina State University.

Preiss is a 1989 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she majored in English.

Meghan Gladle was named the new multicultural student services manager at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She was the coordinator of the World Scholars Program at the University of Delaware.

Gladle received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature and a master’s degree in teaching English as a second language from the University of Delaware.

Shanna Parker has been named the director of Child Care Connections at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In this role, Parker is responsible for enrolling eligible students in a program that provides federal child care funding for low-income students, assisting students with finding resources to meet their childcare needs, and making student referrals for resources across campus.

Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in human development and family sciences from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She earned a master’s degree in business with a focus on human resources from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Tameka Bradley Hobbs is the inaugural executive director of the A. Philip Randolph Institute for Law, Race, Social Justice, and Economic Policy at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida. She was associate provost for academic affairs overseeing student success and career development at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens.

Dr. Hobbs is a graduate of Florida A&M University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in U.S. history and historical administration and public history from Florida State University.

Maureen Pastin is the new director of compensation in the office of human resources at the University of Pittsburgh. She most recently served as the assistant director of total rewards at The J.M. Smucker Company.

Pastin holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania.

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