Four Women Stepping Down From Their University Positions

Liza Cariaga-Lo, director of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, is stepping down on June 1 to pursue an independent educational initiative. She joined the administration at Brown University in 2013. Earlier, she was assistant provost for faculty development and diversity at Harvard University.

Dr. Cariaga-Lo received a doctorate in education and developmental psychology from Harvard University.

Jean Hampton, chair of the department of health sciences in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Texas Southern University in Houston, is retiring. Dr. Hampton has served on the faculty at the university for 37 years.

Dr. Hampton was the first student to earn a Ph.D. in environmental toxicology at Texas Southern University.

Karen Renick, professor of French at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, is retiring after spending 44 years on the university’s faculty. She joined the faculty in 1973 and has taught every French course in the university’s catalog.

Professor Renick is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles. She holds a master’s degree from Middlebury College in Vermont and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.

Branwen Smith-King, the assistant director of athletics at Tufts University, has announced her retirement after 35 years at the university. She has served as assistant athletic director for the past 17 years and also served as head coach of the women’s cross country and track and field teams.

A native of Bermuda, Smith-King is a graduate of Springfield College in Massachusetts. While studying for a Ph.D. at Louisiana State University, she was offered the head coaching job for women’s track and field at Tufts in 1982.

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