Four Women Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

DBaxter_med_0Diane Baxter has announced that she will retire on November 30 from her post as director of education at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, operated by the University of California, San Diego. She has worked at the center for the past decade. Previously, she was director of development for the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Dr. Baxter is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in biology. She holds a Ph.D. in zoology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

CarolynHodges150Carolyn R. Hodges, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee, has announced that she will step down from these posts at the end of the academic year. She will remain at the university as a professor in the department of modern foreign languages and literatures.

Dr. Hodges has been dean of the Graduate School since 2007. She joined the faculty at the university in 1982 as an assistant professor of German. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees in Germanic languages and literatures from the University of Chicago.

greshamMary H. Gresham, vice provost for educational collaboration and engagement at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System, announced that she will retire at the end of the current semester. Before being named vice provost in 2012, Dr. Gresham was dean of the Graduate School of Education for 11 years. She has been on the staff at the university for more than four decades.

Dr. Gresham holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University at Buffalo.

melissaMelissa Maxcy Wade has retired from her position as executive director of forensics in the Barkley Forum Center for Debate Education at Emory University in Atlanta. She has been on the staff at Emory University for 43 years.

During her tenure, Emory has won more than 30 national college debate championships. She will remain active in the debating world as president of the Glenn Pelham Foundation for Debate Education.

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