Three African Americans Named to New Administrative Positions

koonceGeorge Koonce was appointed vice president for advancement at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He has been serving as director of development for the Urban Scholar Program at Marquette University in Milwaukee. He is the former director of athletics at he University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Dr. Koonce, who played linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League, holds a master’s degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and a Ph.D. from Marquette University.

phillipsKatherine Phillips was named senior vice dean at Columbia Business School, effective July 1. She is the Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics at the school. Before joining the faculty at Columbia Business School, Dr. Phillips was an associate professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.

Professor Phillips is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where she majored in psychology. She holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Stanford University.

040814_pickett001Stephanie Helms Pickett is the new director of the Women’s Center at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She has been serving as interim director of the center since last fall. She has been an administrator at Duke for the past eight years. She is the author of the books Later Never Came Until Now (Mira Digital Publishing, 2012) and Her Name is SHE (Cary Press, 2013).

Dr. Helms Pickett is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. She holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

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