Six Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

munleyAlmarie E. Munley is the new dean of the University College at Hampton University in Virginia. She was an assistant professor of business, leadership, and information systems at Regent University in Virginia Beach.

Dr. Munley is a graduate of the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala in Guatemala City. She holds a master’s degree in education and a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Regent University.

burkeBridget J. Burke was appointed dean of libraries at North Dakota State University. She was associate university librarian for special collections and the digital library at Boston College. Earlier in her career, Burke was in charge of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collection at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

Burke holds a bachelor’s degree and a master of library science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also earned a master’s degree in American history at Wesleyan University.

rouxGayle Roux was named dean of the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines at the University of North Dakota. She was a professor and interim dean of the College of Nursing at Texas Woman’s University. Earlier in her career, Dr. Roux was associate dean at the School of Nursing of Loyola University in Chicago.

Dr. Roux is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University.

Cynthia BoyleCynthia Boyle was appointed interim dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore in Princess Anne. Since 2011, Dr. Boyle has been a professor and chair of the university’s department of pharmacy practice and administration. She is president-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Dr. Boyle is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

sherripicSherri Smith was named interim dean of undergraduate studies and associate vice president for academic affairs at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She will serve in the post for the coming academic year. Dr. Smith has been serving as the executive director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the university.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Marshall University. She holds a master’s degree in English from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in theology from the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Illinois. Dr. Smith earned a Ph.D. in Victorian literature at Indiana University.

Alanka BrownAlanka Hayes Brown was appointed dean of career programs and associate vice president for learning at Frederick Community College in Maryland. She was the district director for academic readiness and academic outreach at Miami Dade College in Florida.

Dr. Brown is a graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. She earned a master’s degree from Florida State University and a doctorate in higher education administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


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