New Women Deans Appointed at Four Colleges

Jean Ann Linney was named dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. The appointment is effective on August 15. She was the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Linney is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Illinois.

Cerri Banks was appointed dean at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She will assume her new position on July 15. Dr. Banks has been serving as dean and professor of education at William Smith College in Geneva, New York.

Dean Banks holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Syracuse University.

Susan Whitener has been selected as dean of the Community and Technical College at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. She was associate vice chancellor for the West Hills Community College District in Coalinga, California.

Dean Whitener has a master’s degree from California State University at Fresno and is currently completing a doctorate at Walden University.

Charlotte H. Johnson was named dean at Dartmouth College. She was vice president and dean of the college at Colgate University.

Johnson was valedictorian at the University of Detroit, where she majored in psychology. She holds a law degree from the University of Michigan.

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