Four Women Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Terrie Fox Wetle is stepping down as dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She joined the Brown faculty in 2000 as a professor of health services and associate dean of medicine for public health and public policy.

Dr. Wetle holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all from Portland State University in Oregon. She is past-president of the Gerontological Society of America and past president of the American Federation for Aging Research.

Christine M. Shelton, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College, is retiring. She has also served as director of the Project on Women & Social Change at Smith. Professor Shelton has served on the Smith College faculty for nearly three decades.

Professor Smith is a graduate of Madison College and holds a master’s degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Ellison Banks Findly, the Scott M. Johnson ’97 Distinguished Professor of Religion at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, is retiring. She joined the faculty at the college in 1980. Professor Findly is the author of Nur Jahan: Empress of Mughal India (Oxford University Press, 1993).

Professor Findly is a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Helayne Spivak, executive director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter, has announced that she will step down when the university appoints her successor. She has led the Brandcenter for five years. The center offers graduate degrees in marketing.

Before joining the Brandcenter, Spivak was the chief creative officer for Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness in New York City.

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