Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Elizabeth Orehovec was promoted to assistant vice president for enrollment management and executive director of undergraduate admissions at the University of South Carolina. She had been serving as the director for marketing, research, and strategy in the university’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Dr. Orehovec is a graduate of the University of Miami in Florida. She holds a master’s degree in higher education administration, an MBA, and a doctorate from the University of South Carolina.

Anne Edwards was appointed director of the Black Cultural Center at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She has been serving as the director of the Center for Black Studies at Northern Illinois University.

Dr. Edwards is a graduate of Purdue University, where she majored in hospitality and tourism management. She holds an MBA from Valparaiso University in Indiana and earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology from Northern Illinois University.

Randi Lynn Tanglen was named vice provost for faculty affairs at the University of North Dakota. Originally from Sidney, Montana, Dr. Tanglen has been serving as executive director of Humanities Montana, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Earlier, she was a full professor of English at Austin College in Texas.

Dr. Tanglen is a graduate of Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, where she majored in English education. She holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Montana and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Arizona.

Paulette G. Curtis is the new associate dean of undergraduate studies and director of the Honors Program at Florida State University. She had been serving as a visiting scholar at Tulane University in New Orleans. Earlier, Dr. Curtis was assistant dean and interim associate dean of academic affairs in Ohio State’s College of Education and Human Ecology.

Dr. Curtis holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University.

Sarah Gillman was appointed senior vice president for strategic finance and operations at Barnard College in New York City, effective November 14. Since 2019, she has served as the chief financial officer for the New York Botanical Gardens.

Gillman earned a bachelor’s degree in British studies from Yale University, where she also served as captain of the women’s sailing team. She earned an MBA from Columbia University and a master’s degree in educational administration from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Lillian Wanjagi is the new vice chancellor for business and finance and chief financial officer at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. She was the chief financial officer and vice president of administration and finance at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Earlier, she was the executive director of facilities administration at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Dr. Wanjagi earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting from Wingate University in North Carolina. She holds an MBA in international business from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, and a doctorate in higher education administration and leadership from the University of Houston.

Lauren Obersteadt has been named assistant vice chancellor for alumni engagement and annual giving at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Obersteadt joined the Office of Development and Alumni Relations in April 2002. In 2018 she was promoted to executive director of Alumni Relations

Obersteadt holds a bachelor degree from Vanderbilt University, where she majored in English.

Brooke Magallanes was appointed interim director of admissions at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She joined the staff at the university as a student recruiter in 2016.

Magallanes holds a bachelor’s degree in studio arts from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and a master’s degree in college student personnel from Arkansas Tech University.

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