Defiance College in Ohio Selects Its First Woman President

mankeyThe board of trustees of Defiance College in Ohio has chosen Richanne C. Mankey as the college’s nineteenth president. When she takes office on January 11, 2016, she will become the first woman president in the 165-year history of Defiance College.

Defiance College, located in the northwestern corner of the state of Ohio, enrolls about 825 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. Women make up 48 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Dr. Mankey has been serving as vice president for institutional advancement at Daemen College in Amherst, New York. Earlier, she was vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Daemen College.

Dr. Mankey is a native of Northwest Ohio. She is a graduate of Ohio Northern University in Ada, where she majored in psychology. Dr. Mankey holds a master’s degree in social agency counseling from the University of Dayton in Ohio and a doctorate in adult education from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City.

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