Five New Women Deans

Carolyn C. Denard was named dean of the college and senior diversity officer at Connecticut College in New London. Her most recent post was interim graduate assistant dean for student affairs at Emory University. Previously, from 2005 to 2008, she was associate dean of the college at Brown University. Dr. Denard is the founder and chair of the Toni Morrison Society, which is now housed at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Dr. Denard is a graduate of Jackson State University in Mississippi. She earned a master’s degree from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Emory University.

DoVeanna S. Fulton was named dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Houston Downtown. She has been serving as an associate professor and chair of gender and race studies at the University of Alabama. She previously taught at Arizona State University and the University of Memphis.

Dr. Fulton is a graduate of Wayne State University. She holds a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Minnesota.

Jane F. Mutchler was appointed dean of the School of Management at Purdue University-Calumet. She was also named a professor of accounting with tenure at the university. She was associate dean for academic planning and programs at Georgia State University. She previously served on the faculty at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Arizona, and Ohio State University.

Dr. Mutchler holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She earned her doctorate at the University of Illinois.

Michele Stalder was named dean of the Community and Technical College at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Stalder has served on the staff of the university for 30 years and was serving as associate dean of the Community and Technical College.

She is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Carola Weil was named the inaugural dean of the School of Professional and Extended Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. She has been serving as the director for international and strategic partnerships for the Washington office of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The new school at American University that will be led by Dr. Weil was formerly the Washington Professional Development program.

Dr. Weil is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College. She holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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