Six Women Selected for Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Jennifer Wilder has been promoted to assistant vice president for business and auxiliary services at Florida A&M University. She has served as the university’s director of university housing for the past seven years.

Dr. Wilder holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling and guidance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received her doctorate in higher education administration from North Carolina State University.

Miranda Kyle has been named curator of the Indigenous arts of the Americas for the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She most recently served as the arts and culture program manager and chief curator for the Atlanta Beltline, Inc.

Kyle holds a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and a second master’s degree in painting and drawing from the Edinburgh College of Arts in Scotland.

Akilah Rosado has been appointed chief transformation officer for the Relay Graduate School of Education, which is based in New York but has offices throughout the United States. She previously served as vice president for governance, social justice, equity, and inclusion at Bank Street College of Education in New York.

Rosado received her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York Purchase and a master’s degree in public policy and management at the New School in New York City.

Naadiya C. Hopkins has been promoted to assistant vice chancellor for student engagement and student leadership in the division of student affairs at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. She most recently served the university as director of student activities and student engagement.

Dr. Hopkins completed her undergraduate education at Fayetteville State University where she double-majored in biology and biology education. She holds a master’s degree in higher education and student personnel from Kent State University in Ohio and a doctorate in educational leadership from Fayetteville State University.

Colleen Coppla has been named senior vice president for university advancement at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, where she previously served as associate vice president for university advancement. Most recently, she served as chief development officer for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Coppla received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in teaching from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Desireé Reed-Francois has been selected as the next director of athletics for the University of Arizona. She has served as director of athletics for the University of Missouri since 2021. She previously served as director of athletics for the University of Nevada from 2017 to 2021.

Reed-Francois holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a juris doctorate from the University of Arizona.

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