Three Black Women Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Alexis Travis is an assistant provost and executive director of the Health and Wellbeing Division at Michigan State University. She had served as senior deputy director for public health administration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Travis earned a master’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Bradford in England. She holds a doctorate in public health from Walden University.

Toni Monette is the new coordinator for volunteer and civic engagement programs at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She was a training officer at Nelnet, a student loan servicing company in Lincoln, Nebraska. She also served on the board of the League of Women Voters.

Monette holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master of public administration degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Lori White was named director of purchasing for business affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond. She was a district manager for the DTLR store chain and has served as a procurement specialist for the Virginia Department of Corrections.

In 2020, White earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Virginia Union University.


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