Four Women Scholars Have Announced Their Intention to Retire

Ruth Darling, associate provost for student success at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will retire in August after working for the university for the past 37 years. In addition to her administrative role, she serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Education Health and Human Sciences.

Dr. Darling is past president of the National Academic Advising Association. After retiring she will serve as a part-time consultant to the provost. She earned a doctorate in leadership studies in higher education from the College of Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Darlene Clark Hine, a professor of history and professor of African American studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, is retiring. Before joining the faculty at Northwestern University in 2004, Professor Hine taught at Michigan State University for 17 years.

Professor Hine is the author or editor of many books including Hine Sight: Black Women and the Re-Construction of American History (Indiana University Press, 1996). She is a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Kent State University in Ohio.

Lisa Brown, chancellor of Spokane campus of Washington State University has announced that she will step down in August. Before becoming chancellor, Dr. Brown served in the Washington State legislature for 20 years.

Dr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where she majored in economics and sociology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Colorado.

Sheila V. Adams, dean of the College of Nursing and Speech Language Pathology at Mississippi University for Women, announced that she will retire at the end of the 2017-18 academic year. She first joined the faculty at the university in 1973.

Dr. Adams holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Emory University in Atlanta and a doctorate in education from Mississippi State University.

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