Six Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Jennifer Keyes-Maloney has been named associate vice president for government and community relations at The College of New Jersey. Keyes-Malone comes to the college from New Jersey’s Office of the State Treasurer, where she served as assistant treasurer since 2018.

Keyes-Maloney is a 1995 graduate of The College of New Jersey and a 2006 graduate of Rutgers School of Law, Camden.

Sheila Washington is the new registrar at Auburn University in Alabama. She was senior associate registrar at the University of South Alabama. Earlier, she held administrative positions at Jacksonville State University in Alabama.

Dr. Washington holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master of public administration degree from Jacksonville State University. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of South Alabama.

Sharron T. Burnett was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida. She is the former executive vice president and chief financial officer at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Dr. Burnett earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an accounting concentration from Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee. She holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee at Martin and an educational doctorate from the University of Memphis.

Heidi LeBlanc has been named the new director for the Extensionʼs Home and Community Department at Utah State University. She will continue her work as director of Create Better Health and the Hunger Solutions Institute at the university.

LeBlanc holds a bachelorʼs degree in family and consumer sciences education and a masterʼs degree in human environments with an emphasis in family and consumer sciences education, both from Utah State University.

Kenitra Horsley has been promoted to chief information officer at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. She is the first woman to hold the post. Horsley, who came to Queens University in 2019 as deputy CIO and director of enterprise systems, has served in the CIO position on an interim basis since November.

Horsley is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, where she majored in computer science. She holds an MBA from the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Debbie McLoud was named chief transformation officer in the human resources division at the University of Arkansas. McLoud has worked at the university for more than 30 years and has served the last five years as associate vice chancellor for human resources.

McLoud holds a bachelor’s degree in education and human resource development and a master’s degree in workforce development from the University of Arkansas.

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