Ree’shemah Thornton, assistant vice president for admissions and student recruitment, joined Holy Names University in October 2018. Thornton has over 20 years of professional experience in higher education. She is an expert in student outreach and recruitment, admissions, and strategic enrollment planning. Prior to joining HNU, Thornton served in leadership roles with San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Society and Black Studies from UC Santa Barbara.