Professional Appointments

Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet has been appointed president of Antioch University Seattle. According to the university, she is the first American Indian woman to lead a non-tribal institution. She was previously president of Diné College. Manuelito-Kerkvliet holds a bachelor’s and master’s from the University of Wyoming and a doctorate from the University of Oregon.

Dr. Angela Batista has been named director of diversity and inclusion at Champlain College (Vt.). She was most recently a high school teacher and counselor. Batista holds a bachelor’s from Brooklyn College, a master’s from the University of Vermont and a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Bette R. Bonder has been appointed dean of the College of Science at Cleveland State University. She was serving in an interim role. Bonder
earned a bachelor’s from Washington University, a master’s from Saint Louis University and a doctorate from Northwestern University.

Dr. Forouzan Golshani has been named dean of California State University-Long Beach’s College of Engineering. He holds a bachelor’s from Arya Mehr University of Technology in Iran and a master’s and doctorate from Warwick University in England.


Former Maryland State Sen. Patrick J. Hogan, D-Montgomery County, has been named associate vice chancellor for governmental relations for the University System of Maryland. He served in the Maryland Senate for 13 years. Hogan earned a bachelor’s from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Cedric Kenner has been appointed director of the Multicultural Center at the University of Arkansas. He was previously the associate director of career education at the university. Kenner holds a bachelor’s and a master’s from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.


Dr. Joumana McGowan has been appointed dean of instruction forCoastline Community College’s career and technical education programs. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a doctorate from the University of Southern California.

Larisa Olin Ortiz has been appointed director of multicultural affairs at Saint Mary’s College (Ind.). She holds a bachelor’s from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and a master’s from the University of Texas at Austin.


Dr. William K. Vincent has been appointed vice president of instruction at San Diego Miramar College (Calif.). He earned a bachelor’s from the University of Oregon, a master’s from California State University-Long Beach and a doctorate from the University of Southern California.



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