A Trio of Women Named to Positions as Deans

Anjoo Sikka will be the new dean of the Ella Cline Shear School of Education at the State University of New York Geneseo. Her appointment is effective on September 1. She was a professor of urban education at the University of Houston-Downtown. She previously taught at the Meridian campus of Mississippi State University.

Dr. Sikka holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Maharaja Sayajirao University in India. She earned a doctorate in educational psychology from Mississippi State University.

Robyn L. Driskell was named divisional dean for humanities and social sciences of the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She will oversee 13 academic departments.

Dr. Driskell has been on the Baylor University faculty since 1997. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Baylor University and a Ph.D. in sociology from Texas A&M University.

Muriel E. Poston was named dean of faculty and vice president of academic affairs at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. She has been serving as division director for human resource development at the National Science Foundation. From 2005 t0 2011, she was dean of the faculty at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. She then was acting vice president of academic affairs. Before going to Skidmore, she served on the faculty at Howard University in Washington, D.C., for more than 20 years.

A plant biologist with an interest in environmental studies, Dr. Poston sits on the board of directors of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Maryland School of Law. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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