Three Women Are Leaving High-Level Posts at State Universities

gillmanLaura J. Gillman was named professor emerita of women’s and gender studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. She joined the Virginia Tech community in 1999. Professor Gillman is the author of  Discovering the Comic in Don Quixote (University of North Carolina Press, 1993).

Professor Gillman is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego. She earned a master’s degree from New York University and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin.

brenda-mccombBrenda McComb, senior vice provost for academic affairs at Oregon State University, has retired. She was named to this post in January 2016. From 2011 to 2016, Dr. McComb was dean of the Oregon State University Graduate School. She taught at the university from 1987 to 1996 and then returned in 2009.

Dr. McComb holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Connecticut. She earned a Ph.D. at Louisiana State University.

chancellor-katehi-2014-portraitLinda P.B. Katehi, chancellor of the University of California, Davis, has resigned her position, just before a report was released which criticized her conduct on a number of issues. While Dr. Katehi was cleared of allegations of nepotism in hiring, a University of California spokesperson stated that the chancellor “misinformed” the system president and “repeatedly exercised poor judgment,” and “failed to mitigate troubling management practices.” Dr. Katehi will remain a tenured faculty member at the university.

Dr. Katehi was appointed professor of electrical and computer engineering and chancellor at the University of California, Davis in 2009. Previously, she was provost at the University of Illinois. Professor Katehi is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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