Four Women Selected for Administrative Positions in Academia

Marie Williams has been named vice president of marketing and communications at Chapman University in California. She currently serves as vice chancellor for marketing and communications at the University of Colorado Denver. Earlier in her career, she served as vice president of marketing and communications at Saint Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania.

Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Pennsylvania.

Natalie Raabe has been appointed vice president for strategic communications at Barnard College in New York. She has served as the vice president of communications for The New Yorker magazine for the past decade. Earlier, she held senior communications positions with NBC News and The Atlantic.

Raabe holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Deborah Bradbard has been named founding director of the Boeing Center for Veteran Transition and Military Families at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She previously served as a senior researcher with the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University in New York.

Dr. Bradbard holds a master of public administration degree from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Auburn University in Alabama.

Melinda Wood has been named vice president for enrollment management at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. For the past three years, she has served as the university’s associate vice president for access and enrollment management and director of admissions. Earlier in her career, she was director of admissions at Elon University in North Carolina.

Wood holds a bachelor’s degree from Elon University and a master’s degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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