Six Women Named to Leadership Positions In Higher Education Administration

Berkeley College has named Randy Gomez as the director of corporate and community relations for the Corporate Learning Partnership program in New York. Gomez has been with Berkeley College since 2005, and previously held the position of senior director of admissions.

Gomez earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Berkeley College and her master’s degree in organizational leadership from Mercy University in New York.

Victoria Benjamin has been named director of the Women and Gender Advocacy Center at Colorado State University. As a graduate student at Colorado State University, she conducted research on White women’s racialization and intersectional considerations for domestic violence survivors.

Benjamin holds three degrees from Colorado State University: a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a second bachelor’s degree in women and gender studies, and a master’s degree in ethnic studies.

Julie Smith has been promoted from associate vice chancellor to vice chancellor for external affairs, partnerships, and economic development at North Carolina State University. Smith previously served as assistant to the chancellor for external affairs at the University of North Carolina Pembroke.

Smith earned her bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in environmental science from North Carolina State University. She received her juris doctorate from the University of Virginia.

Boise State University has selected Lynda Tieck as the next senior director of housing and residence, a role she has served in on an interim basis since 2022. She has been with Boise State since 2019 serving as the associate director, and later senior associate director of residence life. Prior to joining the Boise State staff, she held similar student housing leadership roles at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota, Colorado Mountain College, and San Francisco State University.

Tieck holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Western Colorado University and a master’s degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Beth Goetz has been named the Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair at the University of Iowa. She stepped into the role on an interim basis in August 2023. Goetz previously served as the university’s deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer for the athletics staff. Prior to joining the staff at the University of Iowa, Goetz was the director of athletics at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Goetz received a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University in South Carolina and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri St. Louis.

Andrea LaGatta has been promoted to vice president of institutional advancement at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute. She joined the university in 2018 as the assistant vice president for development.

LaGatta holds a bachelor’s degree in business professional studies from Empire State University.

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