Notable Appointments of Women to Administrative Positions in Academia

Carolyn Y. Woo, the Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, has announced that she will leave the university at the end of the year to become president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, the international humanitarian organization.

Dr. Woo is a native of Hong Kong. She holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Purdue University.

Keri Alexander Luchowski was named executive director of the North Coast Athletic Conference. She has serving as acting executive director. The conference is made up of 10 academically respected colleges and universities. The members are: Allegheny College, Denison University, DePauw University, Hiram College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College, Wittenberg University, and The College of Wooster.

Luchowski is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University. She holds a master’s degree in sports administration from Kent State University.

E. Janyce Dawkins was named interim director of the Equal Opportunity Office at the University of Georgia. She has been serving as the office’s associate director.

Dawkins holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is a graduate of the Florida State University School of Law. She previously taught business law at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Mary Lee Kennedy was appointed senior associate provost for the Harvard Library. She was serving as executive director of knowledge and library services at Harvard Business School. Before joining Harvard in 2004, she was director of the Knowledge Network Group at Microsoft.

Kennedy is a graduate of the University of Alberta. She holds a master’s degree in library science from Louisiana State University.

Beth Meyerowitz was named vice provost for faculty and programmatic development at the University of Southern California. She is a professor of psychology and preventive medicine at the university’s Dornsife College. Previously, she served as dean of the faculty at Dornsife and was director of the university’s clinical psychology graduate program.

Professor Meyerowitz holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado.

Anne Bezuidenhout was appointed interim senior associate dean of liberal arts at the University of South Carolina. She is a professor and chair of the philosophy department at the university.

Professor Bezuidenhout is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Cape Town and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.


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