New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

Kristie Ogilvie, Dean, School of BusinessKristie Ogilvie was selected as the next dean of the School of Business at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. She will also serve as the Irving H. Wainwright Professor of Business at the college. She has been serving as the Jones Distinguished Professor and dean of the School of Business at Emporia State University in Kansas.

Dr. Ogilvie holds an MBA from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. She earned a Ph.D. in business administration from the Grenoble School of Management in France.

Jill-DolanJill Dolan was named dean of the college at Princeton University in New Jersey. She is the Annan Professor of English and a professor of theater at the university. Dr. Dolan also is the director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton. She join the faculty in 2008 after teaching for nine years at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of several books including The Feminist Spectator as Critic (UMI Research Press, 1988).

Professor Dolan is a graduate of Boston University. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees in performance studies from New York University.

sara_thompsonSara Thompson was appointed dean of the Division of Continuing Education and vice provost for the summer session and outreach and management at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has been serving as associate provost of new program initiatives and dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She will begin her new job on August 15.

Dr. Thompson is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, where she majored in psychology. She holds an MBA from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in educational and industrial psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

WyrickCheryl Wyrick was named interim dean of the College of Business Administration at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. She had been serving as associate dean and is a professor of management and human resources.

Professor Wyrick began teaching at the university as an adjunct lecturer in 1986 and joined the tenure-track faculty at the university in 1994. She was named associate dean in 2010.

healtonCheryl Healton was named the inaugural dean of the new College of Global Health at New York University. Since 2012, Dr. Healton has been director of the Global Institute of Public Health at the university. Previously, she was president and CEO of the American Legacy Foundation.

Dr. Healton is a graduate of New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. She holds a master’s degree from New York University and a doctorate in public health from Columbia University.

Gina S. Brown was appointed dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She was an associate professor at Loma Linda University in California and served as academic administrator for Atlantic Union College in Lancaster, Massachusetts.

Dr. Brown is a graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a master’s degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University and a Ph.D. in nursing administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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