Two Women Academics at Leading Universities Announce Their Intention to Retire in June 2017

nancywhiteNancy White, the founding director of the University of North Carolina’s Coastal Studies Institute, has announced that she will step down from this post at the end of the academic year in June. The institute, which is a collaboration of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Elizabeth City State University, and East Carolina University, is located on Roanoke Island in Wanchese.

Dr. White is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a master of landscape architecture degree and a Ph.D. in forestry and water resources from North Carolina State University.

diana_robertson100Diana Robertson, director of student housing at the University of Kansas, announced that she will retire on June 27, 2017. She has been director of student housing for 11 years and earlier was associate director of residence life for six years. Earlier in her career, she held student housing positions at North Carolina State University and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Dr. Robertson is a graduate of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, where she majored in English and business management. She holds a master’s degree from Western Illinois University and a doctorate in higher education administration from Kansas State University.

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