Three College and University Women Announce Their Retirements

Ruth-ConstantineRuth Constantine, vice president for finance and administration at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, is retiring at the end of the month. She has served in the post for the past two decades. Earlier in her career, Constantine served on the administrative staff at Cornell University.

Constantine, who holds an MBA from Cornell, is past chair of the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

barbara-held-bowdonBarbara Held, the Barry N. Wish Professor of Psychology and Social Studies at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, has retired from teaching. Professor Held is the author of Back to Reality: A Critique of Postmodern Theory in Psychotherapy (W. W. Norton, 1995) and Stop Smiling, Start Kvetching: A 5-Step Guide to Creative Complaining (St. Martin’s, 2001).

Professor Held earned a Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska.

Patricia M. Jordan, associate professor of mathematics education and director of clinical experiences for the Professional Education Unit at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, has announced that she will retire on January 5. Dr. Jordan has been on the faculty at Oklahoma State University since 1997. Previously, she taught at Texas A&M University and the University of Montana.

Dr. Jordan is a graduate of the University of North Texas. She holds a master’s degree from the Corpus Christi campus of Texas A&M University and an educational doctorate from the University of Houston.

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