Universities Appoint Three Women to Dean Positions

Claudia Arias-Cirinna was appointed associate vice president and dean of students at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Prior to Georgetown, Arias-Cirinna worked at the University of Connecticut for nine years, where she served as the assistant dean of students, oversaw educational programming for residence life, and, most recently, served as the associate dean of students and director of the Office of Student Care and Concern.

A native of Chile who came to the United States at he age of 5, Dr. Arias-Cirinna holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in counseling and higher education and student affairs from Central Connecticut State University. She earned a doctorate in higher education administration from Northeastern University in Boston.

Marie-Carmel Chery is the new dean of the chapel and spiritual engagement at Voorhees University in Denmark, South Carolina. She will also serve as the vicar of St. Phillips Chapel. Reverend Chery will be an assistant professor of theological studies at the university.

A graduate of the Episcopal University of Haiti, Reverend Chery holds a bachelor’s degree in religious science and a diploma from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Port-au-Prince.

Julie Greenwood, vice dean for educational initiatives at Arizona State University, will join the University of California, Davis as its next dean of continuing and professional education, effective October 16. Prior to joining ASU, Dr. Greenwood held several leadership roles during nearly two decades at Oregon State University, including associate provost for transformative learning in the Division of Academic Programs and Learning Innovation.

Dr. Greenwood has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Siena College in Loudonville, New York. She earned a doctorate in neuroscience/pharmacology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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