Four Women Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level Academic Posts

Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, president of Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia, announced that she will step down on February 1. She will have served nine years as president of the college that enrolls about 7,000 students. Women make up 61 percent of the student body.

Dr. Thompson-Stacy holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Kent State University in Ohio. She earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Sarasota in Florida.

Sally Wiant, a professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, has retired. She joined the faculty at the law school in 1972 and was promoted to full professor in 1993. She is the co-author of Libraries and Copyright: A Guide to Copyright Law in the 1990s (1994).

Professor Wiant holds a master’s degree from the University of North Texas and a law degree from Washington and Lee University.

Natalie Shirley, president of the Oklahoma City campus of Oklahoma State University since 2011, announced that she will step down at the end of the calendar year. She is the fourth president of the campus in its 56-year history and the first woman to serve as a campus president in the Oklahoma State University System.

President Shirley is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and earned a law degree at the University of Oklahoma.

Sue Maes, dean of the Global Campus at Kansas State University announced that she will retire in October. She has been on the staff at Kansas State for 40 years.

Dr. Maes holds a bachelor’s degree in social science, a master’s degree in family and child development, and a doctorate in counseling and educational psychology, all from Kansas State University.

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