Seven Women Appointed to Administrative Jobs at Colleges and Universities

Amanda Distel was promoted to vice president and treasurer at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Since 2019, she has been senior associate vice president for finance and treasurer. From 2013 to 2019, Distel was senior director of finance for the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Distel earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Niamh Minion Larson has been named executive director of Education Abroad and Exchanges at the University of Kentucky. She was serving as acting director. She joined the university’s Education Abroad and Exchanges office in 2015. Earlier, she was a study abroad coordinator and lecturer at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Larson earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Tiffany Mfume will assume the role of associate vice provost for student success and retention initiatives at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore on July 10. She has been serving as associate vice president for student success and retention at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

A graduate of Morgan State University, Dr. Mfume is the author of The College Completion Glass — Half-Full or Half-Empty? Exploring the Value of Postsecondary Education (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).

Fabianna Borghese is the new director of Popejoy Hall, the performing arts center at the University of New Mexico. She began working with the theater in 2016 and served as associate director of business operations beginning in 2018.

Borghese holds a master’s degree in accounting, an MBA in strategic management and policy in 2019, and a master’s degree in law, all from the University of New Mexico.

Marlene Phillips is the new director of the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University. She was the director of advising and outreach for the Center for Workplace Learning at Grayson College in Denison, Texas.

Phillips is a graduate of Texas Tech University, where she majored in communications studies. She earned an MBA at Texas Woman’s University.

Hodan Hassan has joined the staff of Morehouse College in Atlanta as the new vice president of the Office of Institutional Advancement and chief advancement officer. She was assistant dean of advancement for the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University in New York.

Dr. Hassan holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics and a master’s degree in math education and applied mathematics from Long Island University in New York. She earned a Ph.D. in technology, policy, and innovation at Stony Brook University.

Tanya Tran was named director of enrollment management at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. Since March, she has served as director of admissions at the university.

Tran is a graduate of California State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in mass communications.

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  1. Linda Darrell says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Mfume, you will be missed at Morgan, but it is fantastic to see you moving onward and upward.

    Dr. Linda Darrell

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