St. Thomas Aquinas College has announced the appointment of Mr. Pascal Kabemba as its new Director of Finance. He currently serving as Chief Financial Officer at Marble Collegiate Church in New York, NY. Mr. Kabemba previously served as the Associate Director of Parish Finance and Operations for the Archdiocese of New York. Mr. Kabemba holds an M.B.A. from New York University, Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Natural Science from Colgate University.
The Washington Center has appointed Ms. Kimberly Churches as its first female Chief Executive Officer in its 46-year history. Ms. Churches most recently served as the chief executive officer for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) where she developed and implemented a comprehensive strategic plan. Under Churches’ leadership, AAUW is in its best financial position in more than a decade. Prior to AAUW, Churches served as managing director for the Brookings Institution. Before her promotion to managing director she served as the vice president for institutional advancement. Her accomplishments built on prior successful efforts as associate vice chancellor at the University of Denver and director of development at the University of North Florida.
The University of the District of Columbia has appointed Dr. Ricardo A. Brown as the new Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) and Founding Director of the School of Health and Clinical Sciences. Dr. Brown is a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at Jackson State University. He previously served as Dean of the College of Public Service at Jackson State from 2013 to 2018. He received his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from Howard University.
Dr. Rahn Franklin, Jr. has been appointed the vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Bethel University. With more than 14 years of experience in higher education as both an administrative leader and professor, Franklin has a proven track record of missional investment, visionary servant leadership, and facilitating strategic, organization-wide collaboration. Most recently the director of strategic diversity initiatives at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, Franklin is an expert in strategic diversity planning, promoting multicultural student thriving, and facilitating research, scholarship, and training that equips employees for culturally intelligent teaching and service. Read more here.
Eastern University and President Ronald Matthews have announced the appointment of Ms. Luisa C. Wilsman as the next Vice President for Advancement. Ms. Wilsman currently serves as the director of major gifts for the Ascension Saint Thomas Health Foundation (ASTHF) in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to joining ASTHF, she served as a senior director of development for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, director of special projects for the Tennessee Department of Education.
Prince George’s Community College announced the appointment of Dr. Tyson J. Beale as its new Vice President for Student Affairs. Dr. Beale brings nearly 20 years of higher education leadership experience to the role and a proven ability to facilitate remarkable outcomes for students, including individuals from historically underrepresented groups. Dr. Beale assumes his role on August 16. Read more here.
After an extensive national search, Cleveland State University has selected Dr. Laura Bloomberg, a nationally recognized leader in public and global policy education, as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Bloomberg is currently Professor and Dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Read more here.
Blackburn College has announced the appointment of Dr. Karla McCain as Provost. She was the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Chemistry at Austin College, where her tenure spanned over 18 years. She held a variety of leadership positions prior to serving as AVPAA including Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Director of Accreditation, and Assessment and Program Director of Gender Studies. Dr. McCain holds a Ph.D. in Physical/Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah, and a B.A. in Chemistry from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Mr. Troy Cogburn is the new Vice President for Admissions and Marketing at Manhattanville College. Mr. Cogburn was the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Marymount University and, before that, the Director of Transfer Admissions for Manhattan College and the Associate Director of Transfer Admissions for Marymount Manhattan College. He is a member of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities Advisory Group and former President of the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association.