Two Women Among the Finalists for the Presidency of East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, has announced three candidates and an alternate for the post of president. Two of the three candidates for the presidency are women.

Cheryl J. Norton is a senior fellow of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Previously, she was the 10th president of Southern Connecticut State University. She was the first woman to hold the position. Before becoming president of SCSU, she was provost at Metropolitan State College in Denver.

Dr. Norton is a graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in applied physiology from Columbia University.

Marcia G. Welsh is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Towson University in Maryland. She served as interim president of the university in 2011. Prior to coming to Towson in 2009, Dr. Welsh was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Adelphi University in New York.

Dr. Welsh holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. in anatomy from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Update: Marcia Welsh was named president of East Stroudsburg University on April 5. On the same day, Cheryl Norton was named president of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.

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