Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Karla Hernández is the new director of Hispanic/Latinx community relations at the University of Nevada Reno. She had been the associate director of the McNair Scholars program at the university. Dr. Hernández was born and attended elementary school in México City. When she was 10, her family received legal residency in the United States, and they relocated to Reno.

Dr. Hernández holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biotechnology and a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology, all from the University of Nevada Reno.

Teriya Richardson was named university physician at Texas Southern University in Houston. In this role, she will oversee the daily medical operations of Student Health Services. She is a former assistant professor at the University of Texas at Houston.

A native of Chicago, Dr. Richmond received a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Clare College in Clinton, Iowa. She earned both a medical doctorate and a master of public health degree from the University of Illinois.

Lisa McClinton has been named the vice chancellor for finance and administration at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, effective April 1. She has been serving as vice chancellor for business and finance at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. Earlier, she was associate vice chancellor for finance at the University North Carolina School of the Arts.

McClinton received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and management information systems from Winston-Salem State University and a master’s degree in accounting and financial management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

The State University of New York at Fredonia has announced the appointment of Karen Rohr as the new vice president for university advancement and executive director of the Fredonia College Foundation. She has been serving as the assistant vice president for engagement and annual giving at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Previously, she was associate vice president of development at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Rohr earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University. She holds a master of public administration degree from the State University of New York at Brockport.

Mya Jolly is the new director of public relations at Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama. Before joining Miles College, Jolly worked for the community engagement firm CBG Strategies and at a public relations firm in Detroit.

Jolly is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she majored in communication with a public relations concentration and minored in political science.

Nichole Miller was named assistant dean of graduate programs for the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. She was the assistant dean of MBA programs. Miller has been with Poole College since 2015. Earlier, Miller served as director of health sector management and as the director of student life at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business from 2001 to 2015.

Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York. She holds a master’s degree in higher education and educational administration from the University of Rochester.

Elizabeth A. Wilson was appointed chief financial officer and treasurer at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She was the chief financial officer at Valley National Financial Advisors in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Wilson earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration with a concentration in managerial finance from Muhlenberg College in Allentown. She is currently completing her MBA from Moravian University in Bethlehem, with a concentration in organizational leadership.

Janet Braun was named director of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma. She has been interim director since 2020 and has been on the museum’s staff since 1984.

Dr. Braun earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in zoology from the University of Memphis. She holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Oklahoma.

Jessica Madison is the new executive director of strategic communications and marketing at Alabama State University in Montgomery. She was the assistant athletic director for development and marketing at the university. Earlier, she held positions with NASCAR, Arena Football, and the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream.

Madison earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in sport management from Troy University in Alabama. She is completing work on a doctorate through Walden University.

Krisi L. Fenner has been named as the next vice president for finance and administration for Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College in Minnesota. She had been serving as director of business services for the Bemidji Area School District.

Fenner is a graduate of  Bemidji State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

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