Key Appointments of Women in Academia

Kim Nugent was named president of the Houston Metro division of DeVry University. She was vice president of faculty development for Educational Management Corporation.

Dr. Nugent is a graduate of the University of Houston. She holds a master’s degree in education from Capella University, an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and an educational doctorate from the University of Houston.

Jane Przybysz was appointed director of the McKissick Museum on the campus of the University of South Carolina. She was executive director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles in California. Previously, she worked at the McKissick Museum from 1993 to 1998.

Dr. Przybysz is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta. She holds a master’s degree from Teachers College at Columbia University and a Ph.D. in performance studies from New York University.

Pari Sabety was named vice chancellor and chief financial officer of Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She was chief financial officer and member of the cabinet for former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland.

Sabety is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College. She holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from Rutgers University.

Karen Remmler, professor of German studies, critical social thought, and gender studies at Mount Holyoke College, was named director of the Five College Women’s Research Studies Center. The center represents 350 women’s studies scholars at member institutions of the Five College Consortium: Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Dr. Remmler is a graduate of Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York system. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Washington University.

Susan Digby, acting director of music at Queens College of Cambridge University, will join the faculty of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California for the fall 2011 semester. Digby, also known as Lady Eatwell, is the wife of British economist Lord John Eatwell, president of Queens College. She is the founder of the Voices Foundation, a nonprofit group that works to support music education in elementary schools in Britain.

Lisa Brock was named academic director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. She will begin her new assignment in September. Currently, Dr. Brock is associate professor of African history and diaspora studies and chair of the department of humanities, history, and social sciences at Columbia College in Chicago.

Professor Brock holds a Ph.D in African history from Northwestern University.

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