Women Named College or University Presidents

Mary Kay Hunt was named president of Lexington College in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently serving as academic dean of the college. Hunt is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. She is completing work on a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Mary B. Marcy was appointed the ninth president of Dominican University of California in San Rafael. Currently she is provost and vice president at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.  Dr. Marcy is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford.

Lisa Ann Plowfield will be the new chancellor of the York campus of Pennsylvania State University. She is now dean and professor at the College of Nursing of Florida State University in Tallahassee.  Dr. Plowfield is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University. She holds a master’s degree in trauma and critical care nursing from the University of Maryland and a doctorate in nursing from the University of Virginia.

Mary Ellen Mazey has been selected as the 11th president of Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She is currently provost and vice president of academic affairs at Auburn University in Alabama.  Dr. Mazey holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from West Virginia University. She earned a Ph.D. in urban geography at the University of Cincinnati.

Katherine P. Douglas was appointed president of Corning Community College in New York. She is currently vice president of academic affairs at Sussex County Community College in Newton, New Jersey.  Dr. Douglas holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.



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