Eight Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Roles at Universities

Nicki Webber Moore has been named director of athletics and physical education at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. When she takes office on January 17, she will be the first woman to hold the position. Dr. Moore has been serving as vice president and director of athletics at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

Moore received a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, all from the University of Missouri, where she was a four-time captain and academic All-American on the track and cross-country teams.

Mary Moran Hill is the new vice president of finance and administrative services and chief financial officer at Central Michigan University. She has been on the staff at the university for 30 years and previously was associate vice president of finance and administrative services.

Hill earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA with an emphasis in tax accounting from Central Michigan University.

Stephanie Hawkes has been named the senior director of the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr. Hawkes, who had served in the role on an interim basis, has been on the university’s staff for six years. Prior to joining Wayne State, Dr. Hawkes worked with Eastern Michigan University’s Upward Bound Program and the Purdue Promise scholarship program at Purdue University.

Dr. Hawkes earned a bachelor’s degree in language, literature, and writing for secondary education and a master’s degree in higher education student affairs from Eastern Michigan University. She completed her doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies at Wayne State University.

Letitia Lyneka Price was appointed assistant director of the Women’s Center at Ohio University. Price is a doctoral candidate in  educational leadership and policy studies at the university.

Price holds a bachelor’s degree in sports science and a master’s degree in sport and exercise science from Sheffield Hallam University in England.

Ashley Holloway has been named associate vice president for marketing and communication at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. She was the director of marketing for the Office of Online Learning at the University of Georgia. Earlier, she was executive director of marketing for Liberty University in Virginia.

Holloway holds a bachelor’s degree in worship and music and an MBA from Liberty University.

Jodi Delozier recently accepted the position as an extension specialist and program director for Soil and Water Leadership Development at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Dr. Delozier most recently served as a program coordinator for Conservation Leadership and Planning at the university.

Dr. Delozier earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs, a master’s degree in German literature, and a doctorate in natural resource sciences, all from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

April Robinson was appointed executive director of human resources at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. She has served in human resources positions in higher education, nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies.

Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Jones College in Jacksonville, Florida. She holds a master’s degree in health care and project management from Kaplan University.

Brianne Merchant was named assistant director for academic integrity at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She had been working in the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity at Florida International University in Miami.

Merchant is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University. She holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from Florida International University.

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