New Administrative Positions for Seven Women in Higher Education

Angela Y. Chen has been named vice president of information technologies and chief information officer at the University of Delaware. She has been serving as the global chief institutional solutions officer at New York University. Earlier, she served as senior director of enterprise data architecture and business intelligence at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Chen earned a bachelor’s degree in clinical medicine at Shanghai Medical University. She holds a master’s degree in management information systems from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Carol Ash was appointed vice president of academic affairs and workforce development at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis. Since January 2020, she has served as the dean of the School of Health, Wellness, and Public Safety at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque.

Dr. Ash holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and media arts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She earned a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Roosevelt University in Chicago and a doctorate in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

Mary-Jane Kanaczet is the new director of Healthcare Workforce Development at the University of Rhode Island. She has been serving as the director of the College of Pharmacy’s office of continuing professional development and will continue in that role.

Kanaczet is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., where she majored in international relations. She holds a master’s degree in adult and higher education administration from the University of Rhode Island.

Kimberly Howe Ferguson was appointed director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She is the owner of Patterson Block Muncie, a historical building in the downtown area that has been converted to office, retail, and event space.

Ferguson received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ball State University. She earned an MBA in international business from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Shareese Williams is the new interim director of alumni affairs at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was a senior admissions counselor at the university.

A native of Harlem, Williams is a graduate of Saint Augustine’s University, where she majored in broadcast communications. She holds a master’s degree in health administration from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, North Carolina.

Karin Scarpinato was appointed vice president for research at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, effective July 1. She will also serve as the chief operating officer of the Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation Dr. Scarpinato currently serves as senior associate vice president for research at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

Dr. Scarpinato holds a bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, and zoology, a master’s degree in biology and genetics, and a Ph.D. in biology and molecular genetics, all from Georg-August University in Goettingen, Germany.

Aimee Lemrise was named director of sustainability at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has been an academic adviser for several units at the university including liberal arts, the University College, aviation management and flight, and automotive technology.

Lemrise earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geography and environmental resources at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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