Three Women Announce Their Retirements From Higher Education Posts

nancy-jennings-bowdoinNancy Jennings, an associate professor of education and senior faculty fellow in the McKeen Center for the Common Good at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, has retired from teaching. Dr. Jennings is the author of Interpreting Policy In Real Classrooms: Case Studies of State Reform and Teacher Practice (Teachers College Press, 1996).

Dr. Jennings is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she majored in Classical languages. She holds a master of library and information science degree from the University of Illinois and a doctorate in curriculum, instruction, and social policy from Michigan State University.

loeschkeMaravene Loeschke, president of Towson University in Maryland, has announced her retirement. She took a medical leave of absence in August and hoped to return in January. In April, President Loeschke reported that she had been diagnosed with cancer of the adrenal gland. In a statement, President Loeschke said “my health will not allow me to give Towson the 100 percent of my attention it deserves.

President Loeschke became president of Towson University on January 1, 2012. For the previous five years she has been president of Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. Dr. Loeschke holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Towson University. She earned a doctorate at the Union Institute in Cincinnati.

krasnowLucile Krasnow, special assistant for community relations at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has announced that she will retire this coming spring. She has served as the liaison to the local community, government, and school districts for the past 15 years.

Krasnow is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She holds a master’s degree in community organization from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.

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