Notable Appointments of Women in Higher Education

Rachel Gartner was named director of Jewish chaplaincy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She will assume her new position in August. Currently Gartner is rabbi and executive director of the Hillel chapter at Miami University in Ohio.

Rabbi Gartner is a graduate of Barnard College in New York City and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pennsylvania.

Laura M. Montgomery was named associate dean of global and experimental learning at Wheaton College in Illinois. She is currently professor of anthropology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Montgomery will start at Wheaton College in January.

Dr. Montgomery is a graduate of Wheaton College. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Michigan State University.

Suzanne Lenhart was named Chancellor Professor at the University of Tennessee. This is the university’s highest academic honor. Dr. Lenhart has been a professor of mathematics at the university since 1981.

Dr. Lenhart is a graduate of Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.

Beverly J. Warren was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She has been serving in the position on an interim basis for the past year. Previously, she was dean of the university’s School of Education.

Dr. Warren is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University, an educational doctorate from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Auburn University.

Ann Marie Lipinski was named curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. Lipinski, former editor of the Chicago Tribune and a 1998 Pulitzer Prize winner, was a senior lecturer and vice president for civic engagement at the University of Chicago. Lipinski is a graduate of the University of Michigan.



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