Three Women in High-Level University Positions Are Stepping Down

149012_bullock_mary0001Mary Brown Bullock, the founding executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan University in China, has announced that she will step down this summer. She has served as the chief academic and administrative officer of the new joint university venture since 2012. Dr. Bullock will continue in her roles as vice chair of the Asia Foundation and director of the national committee on U.S.-China Relations for the Henry Luce Foundation.

Dr. Bullock is the former president of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She holds a Ph.D. in Chinese history from Stanford University.

willihnganzShirley Willihnganz, provost and executive vice president at the University of Louisville, is stepping down from her posts at the end of the academic year. She has served as provost since 2002 and has been a member of the communication department faculty since 1985.

Following a sabbatical, Dr. Willihnganz plans to return to teaching in 2016. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

huennckeLaura Huenneke, provost at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, announced that she is stepping down from her post on July 1. She will remain at the university conducting research and teaching biology and ecology.

Dr. Huenneke has served as provost since 2012 and joined the faculty in 2003. Previously, she taught for 16 years at New Mexico State University. She holds a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University.

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