Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at Major Universities

Shabnam Koirala-Azad is the new dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. She has served as interim dean since the beginning of the year. Dr. Koirala-Azad is thought to be first woman of Nepali descent to serve as a dean at a university in the United States.

Dr. Koirala-Azad joined the faculty at the University of San Francisco 12 years ago. She holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of California, Berkeley.

Elizabeth Smith, the Paul M. Dauten Jr. Professor of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, was named dean of the faculty at the Ivy League institution. She has served as associate dean of the faculty for the past two years. She joined the faculty at Dartmouth College in 1998 and was promoted to full professor in 2010.

Professor Smith is a graduate of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She earned a Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology from Emory University in Atlanta.

Hallie Hunt was appointed dean of students at California State University, Fullerton. She has been serving as assistant dean of students and director of the Center for Student Conduct at the University of California, Berkeley.

Hunt is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she majored in theatre. She holds a master’s degree on student affairs counseling from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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